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Kaweah Manor Convalescent Hospital
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Kaweah Manor Convalescent Hospital
This long-term care facility is a 99-certified bed Medicare and Medicaid-participating center providing services to residents of Visalia and Tulare County, California. The "for-profit" home is located at:
3710 West Tulare Avenue
Visalia, California 93277
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Kaweah Manor Convalescent Hospital offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long term care, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.
Financial Penalties and Violations
It is the legal responsibility of California and the federal government investigators to hold nursing homes accountable if they have violated rules and regulations that harmed or could have harmed a resident. These penalties include monetary fines and the denial of payment for Medicare services.
This nursing facility received eighteen complaints and self-reported nine 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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Visalia 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, one out of five stars for staffing issues, and three out of five stars for quality measures.
- >Failure to Develop, Implement and Enforce Policies That Prevent Mistreatment, Neglect or Abuse of Residents – citation #F226 date December 28, 2017
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to follow its own policy and procedure to report the results of the facility’s abuse investigation to the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) within five working days of the reported incident.” The deficient practice “had the potential to result in an incomplete investigation of the potential for further unreported abuse allegations.”
The state investigators interviewed the resident who said that “a staff member did not want me to use the call light and grabbed my hand.” The resident stated, “the staff member had caused a bruise to her left forearm.”
A review of the resident’s SBAR (Situation, Background, Assessment, Recommendation) Communication Form documented that the resident had stated to the Supervisor from Dietary that a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) “grabbed her left arm and caused bruising about three weeks ago.”
The Facility Administrator in Training stated that she started an investigation “and was waiting for corporate to fax over the completed investigation report.” The Administrator “did not provide evidence of the completed investigation report.”
- Failure to Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F689 date May 29, 2018
The facility “failed to properly secure [a resident for transportation], which resulted in a fall with injury.” The facility Administrator stated that the resident “slid out of his wheelchair in the transport van on his way to [dialysis treatment]. The Administrator stated [the resident] was taken to the hospital, complaining of knee pain after the fall.”
The investigators interviewed the resident who stated: “he remembered falling in the van and stated he was not strapped in.” The Hospital Clinical Record indicated that the resident had “complained of injury to the left knee and that the patient was being transferred out of the [medical van] when he slid down, and his left leg was under him, and he was complaining of knee pain.”
The Transport Van Driver stated that they had picked up the resident “and went to push him onto the wheelchair lift, and his body began to slip out of the wheelchair and his leg when into an awkward position.” There was a body lift swing under his body “that was not properly fitted around them, which made it slippery, causing him to slip out of the wheelchair.”
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