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Kingston Healthcare Center
Attorneys for Injured & Mistreated at Kingston Healthcare Center
Do you suspect that your loved one is the victim of physical abuse, sexual assault, neglect, or mistreatment while living in a Kern County nursing facility? Are you concerned that their injuries occurred at the hands of caregivers, nurses, employees, visitors, or other patients? If so, contact the California Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal intervention.
Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive monetary compensation for your damages. We will use the law to hold those responsible for causing the harm legally and financially accountable. Let us begin working on your case now.
Kingston Healthcare Center
This long-term care facility is a 184-certified bed "for-profit" home providing services and cares to residents of Bakersfield and Kern County, California. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating center is located at:
329 Real Road
Bakersfield, California 93309
Kingston Healthcare Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Kingston Healthcare 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 and state investigators have a legal obligation to penalize any nursing home that violated a rule or regulation that harmed or could have harmed a resident. These penalties typically include imposed monetary fines or denial of payment for Medicare services. Usually, the higher the violation, the higher the fine.
This nursing facility received thirty-eight 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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Bakersfield 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 two out of five stars concerning health inspections, one out of five stars for staffing issues, and four out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Respond Appropriately to All Alleged Violations – citation #F610 date October 26, 2018
- Failure to Ensure Services Provided by the Nursing Facility Meet Professional Standards of Quality – citation #F6588 June 20, 2019
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to investigate and report results of an abuse allegation for [two residents] to the State Survey Agency within five working days” as required by law. This “failure had the potential to place other residents at an increased risk of abuse.”
The facility’s Director of Nursing stated that “I know I was supposed to do an investigation within five days, but I did not do [it] at this time.” A Licensed Vocational Nurse stated that “today the resident ran down the hallway with sudden, unpredictable, angry outbursts.” The resident “had two aggressive outbursts toward staff today.”
The Interdisciplinary Progress Note dated September 18, 2018, at 3:30 PM indicated that the resident “was noted taking the wheelchair alarm [off] and hitting another resident on the left side of her face, causing her to fall.”
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to implement wound treatment according to Physician’s orders for [one resident]. This failure had the potential to result in delayed healing.” The nursing home also failed to “implement medication administration according to policy and procedure for [another resident]. This failure had the potential to result in [this resident] not taking her medication and for other residents to take her medications.”
The state investigators conducted an interview and concurrent observation of the resident “with an uncovered wound on her left arm approximately 1” x 4” in size and draining with a clear, whitish mixed with reddish discharge.” The resident “verified the wound was a skin tear.”
A review of the medical records verified “the findings and stated the Treatment Nurse should have put the dressing on according to Physician’s orders.”
An observation was made of the second resident at 8:47 AM. The resident was in the room with “a small, white paper cup containing six pills, observed on the bedside table in front of [the resident, who stated that] there were too many pills. She could not take them all at once and she wanted to take the pills after breakfast.”
This resident stated that the Medication Nurses “leave her pills every day.” The resident stated, “I can take them myself. I do not need someone looking over me.”
A Licensed Vocational Nurse stated that morning that “he did leave [the resident’s] medications at her bedside for her to take” and “I was wrong.”
Need to Hold Kingston Healthcare Center Accountable for Neglect? We Can Help
Were you the victim of mistreatment while you lived at Kingston 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 Kern County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Bakersfield.
Our legal team invites you to discuss your case with us today through an initial, free claim consultation. Also, we provide a 100% “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee, meaning you will not owe us anything until after we have secured a monetary recovery for your family.