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Mayers Memorial Hospital
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Mayers Memorial Hospital
This long-term care center is a 99-certified bed "government-owned - hospital district" home providing services to residents of Fall River Mills and Shasta County, California. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
43563 Hwy 299 E
Fall River Mills, California 96028
Mayers Memorial Hospital
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Mayers Memorial Hospital 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, oncology care, dementia and memory care, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.
Fined $133,641 for substandard care
Financial Penalties and Violations
The federal government and the state of California routinely monitor every nursing facility to identify serious violations of established rules and regulations and levy monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare when problems are found. Typically, these violations result in penalties when investigators found severe problems that harmed or could have harmed a resident.
Within the last three years, investigators imposed two monetary penalties against Mayers Memorial Hospital, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $60,561 fine on February 01, 2018, and a $73,080 fine on October 09, 2017, for a total of $133,641. During this time, Medicare denied payment on February 01, 2018, due to a lack of quality care.
This nursing facility received five complaints and self-reported seven 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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Fall River Mills 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.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including one out of five stars concerning health inspections, three out of five stars for staffing issues, and three 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 17, 2018
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to ensure [one resident] was protected from verbal, physical, and mental abuse by a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) on October 25, 2017. This [failure] had the potential to negatively impact [the resident’s] emotional and psychological health and lead to potential negative, clinical outcomes.”
A review of the severely cognitively impaired resident’s MDS (Minimum Data Set) Assessment indicated that “she was independent with activities of daily living with set up assistance and had physical behavioral symptoms [involving] hitting, biting, and scratching and the rejection of care.” A review of the resident’s Care Plan dated August 22, 2017 indicated that the resident “had behavioral problems with episodes of hitting staff and threatening other residents. The Care Plan instructed the staff to minimize disruptive behaviors by offering tasks which divert attention.”
A Progress Note dated October 25, 2017, at 4:45 AM documented by a Licensed Nurse noted that a Certified Nursing Assistant reported that another CNA grabbed the resident “around the neck because the resident was being combative. The Progress Note indicated that [the aggressive CNA] told the resident ‘if you hit me, it will be the last thing you do.’”
The investigative team interviewed the Licensed Nurse who stated that the reporting CNA had described the aggressive CNA’s actions immediately but said it was the end of the shift and the aggressive CNA “left immediately and [the nurse] was unable to speak to her about the allegation.”
The reporting CNA stated that they told the aggressive Certified Nursing Assistant to let go of the resident, saying, “we are done here, get out.” The CNA then “left the room and then left the facility.”
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Do you suspect that your loved one suffered injury or died prematurely while living at Mayers Memorial Hospital? Contact the California nursing home abuse prevention lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Shasta County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Fall River Mills.
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