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Eureka Rehabilitation and Wellness Center
Many families have no other choice than to place a loved one in a nursing facility to ensure they receive the highest level of professional care. These families often find comfort in the knowledge that their loved ones will remain safe in a compassionate environment. Unfortunately, mistreatment is an all too common occurrence in many nursing facilities throughout California, where caregivers, employees, or other residents injure patients.
The California Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys have represented many Humboldt County nursing home patients who were victimized through abuse and neglect. Our legal team works on behalf of our clients to help them receive adequate financial compensation from recovering their damages. We use the law to take immediate action and hold those responsible for the harm legally accountable.Eureka Rehabilitation and Wellness Center
This long-term care facility is a 99-certified bed "for-profit" home providing services and cares to residents of Eureka and Humboldt County, California. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating center is located at:
2353 23rd St
Eureka, California 95501
Eureka Rehabilitation and Wellness Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Eureka Rehabilitation and Wellness Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long term care, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.Financial Penalties and Violations
Federal agencies and the State of California have a legal responsibility for monitoring every nursing facility. If serious violations are identified, the government can impose monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare if the resident was harmed or could have been harmed by the deficiency.
This nursing facility received six complaints and self-reported eighteen serious issues over the last three years that resulted in violation citations. Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the comprehensive California Department of Social Services Adult Protective Services Website.
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Our attorneys review data on every long-term and intermediate care facility on Medicare.com and the California Department of Public Health website.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including one out of five stars concerning health inspections, three out of five stars for staffing issues, and four out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – date February 11, 2019
The state investigators determined that the nursing home "failed to provide supervision to prevent falls for [one resident] and failed to follow its Fall Management Policy and Procedure for a second resident.”
In one case, the resident fell “while smoking when she attempted to sit, but missed the chair and fell, injuring her left little finger.” The resident “had a previous fall with no injuries under the same circumstances (sitting down and missing the chair while smoking).”
The investigator stated that after the fall the facility did not update the resident’s “comprehensive fall and smoking Care Plans for interventions including assisting [a resident] back to the chair and instructing [a resident] to sit soundly in the chair when smoking; interventions that could have prevented further falls for the same reason.”
The surveyors indicated that the facility “then failed to supervise [the resident while smoking] and failed to assist the resident back to the chair when she attempted to sit down, resulting in [the resident] falling a second time, injuring her little finger.” The resident’s medical records indicate that the resident had fallen “a documented time on eight separate dates.” The nursing home “failed to perform a post-fall assessment after the fall [on five incidents] and failed to write an interdisciplinary team note/review after falls on [two other occasions].”
It was noted that “these failures placed the resident at a greater risk for falls.” A review of the resident’s Fall Risk Evaluations indicated that the resident “was a high risk for falls” and falls “due to poor balance, cognitive deficits, decreased endurance, medications that cause sedation and dizziness, impulsive behavior, and not waiting for assistance.”
The survey team interviewed the Director of Nursing who stated that the resident had fallen, and “the facility started a short-term fall Care Plan for [a resident] with additional fall precaution interviews.” The surveyors reviewed the short-term fall Care Plan to tell the staff to instruct the resident to sit soundly in her chair.
However, the facility Nurse Consultant stated that “short-term Care Plans were valid for a short period only, either fourteen to thirty days.” The Director of Nursing confirmed that the interventions had not been carried over to the resident’s comprehensive Fall Care Plan.
Were you the victim of mistreatment, neglect, or abuse while living at Eureka Rehabilitation and Wellness Center? Contact the California nursing home abuse prevention lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Humboldt County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Eureka.
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