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La Sierra Care Center Nursing Home
Nursing home negligence takes on many forms, where the nursing staff can misbehave, or other patients assault the resident because of a lack of supervision. Many nursing homes throughout California are understaffed, or the administration hires inadequately trained Nurses and Nurse’s Aides. Other nursing facilities did not follow acceptable practices for providing the utmost care.
If your loved one was injured while living in a Merced County nursing facility, 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.La Sierra Care Center Nursing Home
This center is a 68-certified bed Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility providing services to residents of Merced and Merced County, California. The "for-profit" long-term care home is located at:
2424 M Street
Merced, California 95340
La Sierra Care Center Nursing Home
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, La Sierra 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, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.Financial Penalties and Violations
The investigators for the state of California and federal nursing home regulatory agencies have the legal responsibility of penalizing any facility that has violated rules and regulations that harmed or could have harmed a resident. These penalties often include monetary fines and denying payment of Medicare services. Typically, the higher the penalty, the more egregious the problem.
The nursing home received two complaints over the last three years that resulted in a violation citation. 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 ConsultationMerced California Nursing Home Safety Concerns
The state of California and the federal government regularly updates its long-term care home database system with complete details of all deficiencies, 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 four out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Ensure Services Provided by the Nursing Facility Meet Professional Standards of Quality – citation #F658 date March 28, 2019
- Failure to Provide Appropriate Treatment and Care According to Orders, Resident’s Preferences and Goals – citation #F684 date July 31, 2019
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to ensure services provided met professional standards of quality for [one resident] when a Licensed Vocational Nurse did not follow Physician’s orders.” This “failure had the potential risk for [a resident] to experience a sudden drop in blood pressure, leading to possible risk for falls and complications.”
A Licensed Vocational Nurse entered the resident’s room and told the resident “she was going to check his blood pressure.” The nurse documented the blood pressure at 136/80 (millimeters of mercury).” The nurse exited the room, obtain medications for the resident, including high blood pressure drugs, and administered one tablet of medication.
However, a review of the resident’s medication pharmacy label revealed that “the label did not indicate Physician’s directions (parameters) on when to hold the medication if the blood pressure was not within the indicated parameters.” The Licensed Vocational Nurse reviewed the Physician’s orders and stated that “the parameters were to hold medication if the systolic blood pressure [top number] was less than 150 (millimeters of mercury) or the diastolic blood pressure [bottom number] was less than ninety (millimeters of mercury).”
The Licensed Vocational Nurse stated that during a medication pass, she gave the resident the medication for a blood pressure of 136/80. The nurse stated that “the medication should not have been given because the blood pressure met the parameters to hold the medication.”
The “facility failed to provide care [according to] professional standards of practice.” In one incident, a resident’s “burn wound to the left foot was infested with maggots, and no documentation of wound appearance or wound size was completed by the Licensed Vocational Nurses on July 12, 2019, one day [before] the infestation of maggots.”
Additionally, the other residents “were not identified to be at high risk for possible infestation of maggots to their wounds. The facility was aware of the increased number of flies in the facility [for some time] and did not conduct an environmental risk assessment for flies [to] implement interventions to prevent flies affecting wounds.”
Subsequently, the resident had to receive hospitalization “to treat the maggot infestation and any associated pain and suffering.”
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