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Lake Merritt Healthcare Center
Attorneys for Injured & Abused at Lake Merritt Healthcare Center
For many family members, detecting abuse and neglect in a nursing facility can be challenging at best, especially if your loved one has symptoms that mask the typical effects of mistreatment. In many cases, friends and family will mistake the natural progression of the aging process or a debilitating disease when actual abuse or neglect is occurring.
If you suspect that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment while living in an Alameda County nursing facility, contact the California Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal assistance. Our team of abuse prevention lawyers has handled cases just like yours, and we can help your family too. Call us now so we can begin working on your case today to ensure you receive financial compensation for your damages.
Lake Merritt Healthcare Center
This Medicare and Medicaid-participating nursing center is a "for-profit" home providing services to residents of Oakland and Alameda County, California. The 53-certified bed long-term care home is located at:
309 MacArthur Boulevard
Oakland, California 94610
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Lake Merritt Healthcare Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long term care, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.
Fined $47,129 for substandard care
Financial Penalties and Violations
The federal government and surveyors and California have a legal duty to monitor every nursing facility and impose monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare when investigators identify violations of established nursing home regulations and rules. In serious cases, the nursing facility will receive heavy monetary penalties if investigators find the violations are 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.”
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Lake Merritt Healthcare Center for $47,129 on June 01, 2017, citing substandard care. During this time, Medicare denied payment on June 01, 2017, due to a lack of quality care.
This nursing facility received forty-four complaints and self-reported eighteen 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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Oakland 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, one 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 May 22, 2019
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to keep [one resident] free from physical abuse when [a resident assaulted the injured resident] on multiple occasions and staff failed to ensure the safety of [the second resident] and did not follow the facility’s policy on residents-to-resident altercations.”
A Licensed Vocational Nurse stated that both residents “were at the nurse’s station on February 20, 2019, around 11:00 AM.” One resident was talking with the Licensed Vocational Nurse when the other resident interrupted. The first resident turned toward the second resident to say something and the interrupting resident “hit her in the nose with her hand. There was an abrasion and a trickle of blood.”
The Nurse “cleaned the area and applied a cold pack.” The injured resident “was taken to her room, and [the assaulting resident] was atthe nurse’s station.” The nurse stated that both residents “had exchanged words with each other before and had previous physical altercations.”
The state investigators observed both residents who “were in rooms next door to each other at the end of the hall and shared a bathroom.” The injured resident told the surveyors that “she was hit by [the aggressive resident].” During the interview, the injured resident “became very agitated and yelled at the interviewer, ‘get out of my room. If you want to know anything, call my doctor.’”
The injured resident “then left her room and went to the door of [the aggressive resident] and started to yell at her.” A review of the resident’s medical records indicated that there was “no Care Plan for safety in the medical record.”
Abused at Lake Merritt Healthcare Center? Let Us Help
Has your loved one been being mistreated or neglected while living at Lake Merritt 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 Alameda County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Oakland.
It is always free to discuss your case with our legal team. We provide a 100% “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee, meaning you will owe us nothing until we can secure a financial recovery on your behalf.