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Fruitvale Healthcare Center
Many of the 1.5 million residents in nursing facilities in the U.S. are victims of mistreatment. In some cases, the nursing staff neglects these patients, or caregivers, visitors, employees, and other residents abuse, sexually assault, or mistreat the patient.
If your loved one was injured while living in an Alameda County nursing facility, contact the California Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal intervention. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers handle your case to ensure your family is adequately financially compensated for your damages. Let us begin working on your case today.Fruitvale Healthcare Center
This center is a 140-certified bed Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility providing services to residents of Oakland and Alameda County, California. The "for-profit" long-term care home is located at:
3020 East 15th Street
Oakland, California 94601
Fruitvale Healthcare Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Fruitvale Healthcare Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long term care.
The facility also provides comprehensive rehab services, wound care, pulmonary care, IV (intervenous) care, post-stroke care, swallow dysfunction, pain management, hospice, dementia and memory care, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.Financial Penalties and Violations
The federal government, through nursing home regulatory agencies, can impose fines or deny payment for Medicare services for any nursing facility with severe violations of rules and regulations. Typically, hefty fines are levied against the nursing home when the most egregious violations have occurred that harmed or could harm a resident.
This nursing facility received six complaints 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 ConsultationOakland 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 Protect Every Resident from All Forms of Abuse Including Physical and Sexual Assault, Physical Punishment, and Neglect by Anybody – citation #F600 date March 7, 2019
- Failure to Provide Appropriate Pressure Ulcer Care Prevent New Ulcers from Developing – citation #F686 date November 15, 2018
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to ensure [a resident] was free from physical abuse when [another resident threw water at this resident].” The injured resident “has behavioral issues that potentially provoked physical retaliation from other residents that were not addressed appropriately by the facility.”
The investigators determined that “this failure had the potential to result in [the verbally aggressive resident’s] emotional distress and future incidents of abuse from other residents in reaction to [the antagonistic resident’s] verbal aggression.” A review of the resident who threw water at the other resident included “threatening others, screaming and cursing at others that occurred one to three days (out of the seven-day look-back period).
The resident who incited the behavior also “has a history of physical behavior symptoms directed toward others including hitting, kicking, scratching, grabbing, and pushing that occurred one to three days out of the seven-day look-back period and also has verbal and behavioral symptoms [involving] biting, cursing, and screaming at others.” This resident also has “severely impaired vision.”
The nursing home “failed to provide [one resident needed] a skin assessment treatment for a one-week period. This deficient practice resulted in [the resident suffering] from worsening of pressure ulcers.”
The state investigators interviewed the resident’s family representative, who said that the resident “was not being rotated enough while in bed, which caused the hole on her butt.” A review of the resident’s MDS (Minimum Data Set) Assessment dated September 15, 2018, revealed that the resident “was admitted to the facility with a Stage II pressure ulcer.” Additionally, the resident “requires extensive assistance of staff for repositioning while in bed.”
The Director of Nursing confirmed that the facility had recognized that the resident was “at risk for skin breakdown upon admission [and] was unable to show the record for turning and repositioning for [a resident] by stating, ‘our records are not perfect.’”
Has your loved one been being mistreated or neglected while living at Fruitvale Healthcare Center? Contact the California nursing home abuse prevention lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Alameda County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Oakland.
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