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Kyakameena Care Center Nursing Home
Lawyers for Injured & Abused at Kyakameena Care Center Nursing Home
Are you concerned that caregivers at the Alameda County nursing facility have victimized your loved one through negligence and mistreatment? Do you suspect they have been physically, mentally, emotionally, or sexually assaulted by the nursing staff, visitors, or other patients?
Contact the California Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal intervention. Our team of abuse prevention lawyers will use the law to obtain financial compensation on your family’s behalf.
Kyakameena Care Center Nursing Home
This long-term care facility is a 60-certified bed Medicare and Medicaid-participating center providing services to residents of Berkeley and Alameda County, California. The "for-profit" home is located at:
2131 Carleton Street Berkeley, California 94704 (510) 843-2131 Kyakameena Care Center Nursing Home
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Kyakameena Care Center Nursing Home 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, enteral nutrition, pain management, hospice, palliative care, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.
Financial Penalties and Violations
California and federal agencies have the legal responsibility of monitoring every nursing home and imposing monetary fines are denying reimbursement payments through Medicare if investigators identify serious violations and deficiencies. These penalties are typically imposed when the violation is severe and harmed or could have harmed a resident.
Medicare has cited this facility for abuse. Medicare says that “every nursing home resident deserves to retain their basic human dignity and be treated with respect at all times. Abuse and neglect are never acceptable.” Nursing homes “cited for abuse are required to take steps to protect their residents.”
This nursing facility received eleven complaints and self-reported six 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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Berkeley California Nursing Home Safety Concerns
To be fully informed on the level of care nursing homes provide, families routinely research Medicare.gov and the California Department of Public Health website database systems for a complete list of deficiencies, violations, and citations. Many families use this information to make affected decisions on where to place a loved one to ensure that they receive the highest level of medical care and hygiene assistance.
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 two 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 April 16, 2019
This investigation involved a comprehensive review of records and interviews. The state investigators determined that the nursing home failed to ensure that one resident was free from abuse when another resident hit the first resident on the head. This deficient practice resulted in the resident “feeling hurt, unsafe, and scared.”
The injured resident stated that “while he was in his wheelchair in the hallway, [another resident] came up behind him and hit them on the right side of the neck really hard.” The injured resident “also stated he felt scared and unsafe around [the assaulting resident].” The resident told the investigators that a “Licensed Vocational Nurse had heard [the other resident] hit him.”
The Licensed Vocational Nurse stated that she saw the aggressive resident hit the injured victim on the shoulder.” The aggressive resident stated that he pushed the injured resident “in the back of the head because [that resident] was in his way.” The aggressive resident stated that the other resident “moved out of his way after he pushed him in the head [and stated that] another resident witnessed the incident.”
The witness stated that “she saw [the aggressive resident hit the injured resident] in the back of the head with a balled fist.” The state investigators reviewed the facility’s policy and procedure titled: Abuse Prevention Program that had been revised on December 2016. The document reads in part:
“All residents have the right to be free from abuse. This includes, but is not limited to, freedom from physical abuse. As part of the resident abuse prevention, the administration will protect residents from abuse by anyone including other residents.”
Need to Hold Kyakameena Care Center Nursing Home Accountable for Neglect? We Can Help
Do You Suspect That Your Loved One Is The Victim Of Physical Abuse, Mistreatment, Neglect, Or Sexual Assault While Living At Kyakameena Care Center Nursing Home? 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 Berkeley.
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