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Horizon Health and Subacute Center
Many families have limited options on how to handle the care of a loved one who requires medical professionals in a skilled nursing environment. Typically, reputable nursing homes follow established procedures and protocols to ensure that every resident’s needs are met. Unfortunately, mistreatment still occurs in some facilities in California.
If your loved one was victimized while living in a Fresno County nursing facility, contact the California Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers represent your family to ensure you receive financial compensation from recovering your damages. Call us now so we can begin working on your case today.Horizon Health and Subacute Center
This long-term care home is a 180-certified bed center providing care and services to residents of Fresno and Fresno County, California. The "for-profit" Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
3034 E Herndon
Fresno, California 93720
Horizon Health and Subacute Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Horizon Health and Subacute Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long term care, along with comprehensive rehab services, wound care, pulmonary care, IV (intervenous) care, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.Financial Penalties and Violations
Both the state of California and federal agencies penalize nursing homes by denying reimbursement payments from Medicare or imposing monetary fines anytime the facility is cited for a severe violation of established regulations and rules that harm or could harm residents.
This nursing facility received fifteen complaints and self-reported ten 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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To ensure families are fully informed of the level of care every nursing home provides, the state of California and Medicare.com routinely update their long-term care home database systems with info on violations, citations, and deficiencies.
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 – citation #F689 date March 27, 2018
- Failure to Provide Appropriate Pressure Ulcer Care Prevent New Ulcers from Developing – citation #F686 date March 26, 2018
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to ensure [two residents] received a complete assessment to identify fall hazards and the necessary interventions that were developed to prevent falls.” One resident’s “fall risk was not reviewed after a fall intervention to prevent recurrent falls [and] were not individualized or implemented.
These “failures resulted in the resident’s recurrent fall from the bed leading to hospitalization after the Nephrostomy (a tube placed through a hole in the skin that extends into the kidney, a by the organ, which filters blood and produces urine) tube was displaced as a result of the fall.”
The resident’s “fall interventions were not implemented as indicated on the Plan of Care and were not revised timely after a fall. These failures placed [the resident] at risk for recurrent falls.”
The facility “failed to ensure [one resident] received the necessary treatment and services to promote healing of moisture associated skin damage (MASD) (skin breakdown caused by prolonged exposure to a source of moisture such as urine, stool, sweat, wound drainage) when the Licensed Nurses did not obtain Physician ordered treatments for the right buttocks for three days and for the left buttocks for seven days.”
The “failure resulted in the delay of the healing of the MASD to the right and left buttock of [the resident].” A family member stated that the resident “had a sore on her bottom [and] was getting ointment applied to help heal it.”
A Licensed Nurse stated that the resident “had delays in wound healing because there was no evaluation to renew or extend the treatment of the MASD on [their] right buttock.” The nurse stated that they did not follow protocol, and the resident did not receive treatment promptly. The actions of the nursing staff violated the facility’s policy and procedure titled: Skin Assessments from 2015, that reads in part:
“… to ensure that every resident admitted to and residing at the facility will have a skin check on a routine basis for any conditions that require medical interventions. If skin breakdown occurs, a resident will receive the appropriate treatment per Physician’s orders.”
Was your loved one mistreated while residing at Horizon Health and Subacute Center? Contact the California nursing home abuse prevention lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Fresno County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Fresno.
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