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Meadowbrook Health Care Center
Many families have limited options when providing care to a loved one who requires outside nursing assistance. Typically, the family will choose to place a loved one in a nursing home to ensure they receive the best care possible. Unfortunately, abuse and neglect are serious problems in nursing homes across the United States.
If your loved one was victimized through neglect, mistreatment, or abuse while living in a Riverside County nursing facility, contact the California Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal help. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive financial compensation from recovering your damages. We will use the law to hold those responsible for your harm rightfully accountable.Meadowbrook Health Care Center
This Medicare and Medicaid-participating nursing center is a "for-profit" home providing services to residents of Hemet and Riverside County, California. The 64-certified bed long-term care home is located at:
461 E. Johnston Avenue
Hemet, California 92543
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Meadowbrook Health Care Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long term care.Financial Penalties and Violations
It is a legal responsibility of state and federal investigators to hold nursing homes accountable if they have violated rules and regulations that harmed or could have harmed a resident. These penalties include monetary fines and the denial of payment for Medicare services.
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 ConsultationHemet 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 one out of five stars concerning health inspections, one out of five stars for staffing issues, and four out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Provide Residents Proper Treatment to Prevent the Development of New Bedsores or Allow Existing Pressure Wound to Heal – citation #F314 date June 30, 2017
- Failure to Ensure the Nursing Home Area Remained Free of Accident Hazards and Risks and Provides Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F323 date June 30, 2017
The state investigators determined the nursing home "failed to ensure assessments of an open area on the left buttock for [one resident] were completed. This facility failure increased the potential for a delay in appropriate treatment for [bedsores].”
The survey team interviewed the MDS (Minimum Data Set) Assessment Nurse, who stated that “she did weekly rounds with the Wound Care Doctor” and that “she did not assess the resident’s skin during the weekly wound rounds.” The Acting Director of Nursing stated that “he had not assessed the resident’s skin.”
The facility “failed to ensure four residents were assessed for side rail use and the potential risks of side rail entrapment before the implementation of side rails for the residents.” This “facility failure increased potential for a resident’s exposure to accident hazards from side rail use.”
The state surveyors observed four residents in bed. One-half of the side rails were up on each of the resident’s beds. During an interview with a Licensed Vocational Nurse it was confirmed that the facility “does not have any assessment for the risk of entrapment with the use of side rails” before they utilize the side rails for the residents. The Director of Staff Development stated that “side rails are used for functioning and mobility [and verified that] there was no documented assessment for the risk of entrapment before the side rails were applied for the four residents.”
In a separate summary statement of deficiencies dated June 1, 2018, the nursing home “failed to ensure the resident’s wheelchair brakes were in a safe working condition after a fall.” This “failure increased the potential for the resident to experience additional falls and possible injury.”
The investigators interviewed the injured resident, who stated that “she had a fall the other day because her wheelchair brakes did not lock all the way.” The resident further said that “the facility did not replace or fix her wheelchair brakes after she fell.”
The Physical Therapist confirmed that the brakes “were not fully functional [and stated that] the maintenance service staff was responsible for the repair of the wheelchair brakes.” The Maintenance Supervisor stated that “she was not aware of the resident’s wheelchair brakes needing to be repaired [and further stated that] the facility staff either log in the maintenance log or verbally notify her when a wheelchair needed to be repaired.”
The investigators reviewed the Maintenance Log, and “there was no documentation in the log indicating the need for repair of the resident’s wheelchair brakes.”
Were you the victim of mistreatment, neglect, or abuse while living at Meadowbrook Health Care Center? Contact the California nursing home abuse prevention lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Riverside County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Hemet.
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