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Los Banos Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
Every staff member working in a nursing facility has a legal and ethical responsibility to provide each resident with the highest level of care according to established standards of quality. Unfortunately, many nursing facilities do not follow established procedures and protocols that prevent injuries, accidents, and the development of life-threatening pressure wounds.
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This long-term care facility is a 59-certified bed Medicare and Medicaid-participating center providing services to residents of Los Banos and Merced County, California. The "for-profit" home is located at:
931 Idaho Ave.
Los Banos, California 93635
Los Banos Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Los Banos Nursing and Rehabilitation Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long term care, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.Financial Penalties and Violations
Both the federal government and the state of California can impose monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare of any nursing facility that has been found to have violated the established nursing home rules and regulations.
The nursing home received one complaint and self-reported one serious problem over the last thirty-six months 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.
Call (800) 926-7565 Toll-Free for a No Obligation ConsultationLos Banos California Nursing Home Safety Concerns
The federal government and California Department of Public Health website update comprehensive information containing historical details 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 two out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F689 date August 24, 2018
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to ensure [one resident] was free from accidents and injuries when [a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)] transferred the resident using a swing (a hammock-like cloth device used to hold the resident during a transfer with mechanical lift) that was past the manufacturer's recommended product life. The sling “came apart during the transfer, causing [the resident] to fall from a height of two feet and impacted the floor with her legs.”
As a result of the failure of the sling device, the resident “suffered a right femoral (hip) fracture.” The resident “was sent to the General Acute Care Hospital where she underwent general anesthesia in preparation for repair of [a bone fracture].” The resident “experienced complications with anesthesia that was determined to be too high a risk to proceed with the surgical repair. The surgery was canceled, and [the resident] spent several days in the [Hospital] recuperating from the fall.” The resident “experienced decline, suffered pain, and became bed-bound following the fall and fracture.”
The facility Administrator stated that the resident “was suspended above the floor when the sling went up and [the resident] fell to the ground and landed right knee first on the floor.” The Administrator said that the sling broke, or ripped, “on both sides without warning; the sling was not visibly frayed or damaged.”
The state investigators observed the resident in the resident’s room “lying in bed with a pillow supporting her right side.” The resident’s “eyes were closed, and her head tilted slightly with each respiration.” The resident “did not respond to her name or questions asked.”
The facility Administrator stated that the sling “had no label, no tracking number, and the washing instructions had worn down to a sliver. I cannot honestly put an invoice to each sling.” The Administrator provided an invoice stating that this was “the shipping day for the last slings ordered” making the slings 1.2 years old. The warranty for the slings was for six months with an “anticipated usable product life.”
The Administrator stated that the resident “was returned to the skilled nursing facility after a seven-day stay at the hospital, which included a stay in the intensive care unit, and the application of traction to the [injured site] (a system of ropes and weights that employees use to immobilize, position, and align a broken bone.)”
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