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Fortuna Rehabilitation and Wellness Center
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This facility is a "for-profit" 104-certified bed long term care center providing care and services to residents of Fortuna and Humboldt County, California. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating home is located at:
2321 Newburg Road
Fortuna, California 95540
Fortuna Rehabilitation and Wellness Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Fortuna Rehabilitation and Wellness Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long term care, and provides comprehensive rehab services, wound care, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.
Fined $10,618 for substandard careFinancial Penalties and Violations
The investigators for the federal and state nursing home regulatory agencies have the legal authority to impose monetary fines or deny payment for Medicare services if the nursing facility is cited for serious violations of rules and regulations.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Fortuna Rehabilitation And Wellness Center for $10,618 on April 12, 2019, citing substandard care. During this time, Medicare denied payment on two occasions, including on April 12, 2019, and December 08, 2016, due to a lack of quality care.
This nursing facility received one complaint and self-reported four 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.
Call (800) 926-7565 Toll-Free for a No Obligation ConsultationFortuna California Nursing Home Safety Concerns
The state of California and federal government nursing home regulatory agencies routinely update their care home database system. This list contains historical information of all citations and violations.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including one out of five stars concerning health inspections, two out of five stars for staffing issues, and three out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Ensure the Nursing Home Area Remained Free of Accident Hazards and Risks and Provides Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F323 date December 2, 2016
The state investigators determined that the nursing home "failed to ensure resident safety when the staff did not evaluate, develop, and implement adequate interventions for [two residents] to prevent multiple falls. This failure contributed to [one resident] falling seven times in ten weeks [and the other resident] falling nine times in five months.”
The surveyors also noted that the facility failed to identify that “toilet paper dispensers in resident bathrooms were positioned such that residents were at an increased risk for falls, and exposed toilet bolts extending up from the floor posed a risk of injury to residents.”
The survey team observed and interviewed a resident and reviewed the resident’s MDS (Minimum Data Set) Assessment that indicated the resident “was not steady and unable to stabilize without staff assistance when moving to proceed to a standing position, moving on and off the toilet, and transferring between the bed and chair or wheelchair.” The document indicates the resident was “unable to ambulate without assistance and unable to transfer without assistance.”
The resident’s Fall Risk Nursing Care Plan indicated that the resident “had a potential for falls related to an unsteady gait, poor balance, decreased endurance, incontinence, and hearing/vision deficits.” While the nursing staff developed effective interventions, there was no supervision of the resident to eliminate the potential for a fall.
A review of the resident’s Short-Term Nursing Plan of Care for an unwitnessed fall indicated that there were to be fall mats and quarter side rails and that the staff would monitor and anticipate the resident’s needs. However, the resident’s needs were not identified. An Interdisciplinary Note indicated that the resident had transferred in the bathroom and fell to the floor. While the staff was already ensuring that the resident was receiving therapy, they added a new intervention that included “an alarm on his wheelchair.”
However, after that, the resident “was found next to his wheelchair and stated he had attempted to self-transfer from his wheelchair to the bed.”
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