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Meadowood Nursing Center
Attorneys for Neglected & Mistreated at Meadowood Nursing Center
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Meadowood Nursing Center
This facility is a 99-certified bed "for-profit" long-term care home providing services and cares to residents of Clearlake and Lake County, California. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating center is located at:
3805 Dexter Lane
Clearlake, California 95422
Meadowood Nursing Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Meadowood Nursing Center 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, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.
Financial Penalties and Violations
The federal government has the legal authority to penalize any nursing facility that violates rules and regulations. These penalties include monetary fines and denial of payment for Medicare services. High monetary fines usually indicate extremely severe violations that harmed or could have harmed residents.
This nursing facility self-reported a serious problem 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.
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Clearlake California Nursing Home Safety Concerns
The state of California and Medicare.com routinely update their comprehensive list of deficiencies online to reflect all 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 four out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Ensure the Nursing Home Area Remained Free of Accident Hazards and Risks and Provides Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F323 date April 8, 2016
- Failure to Ensure That Every Resident’s Drug Regimen Is Free from Unnecessary Medications – citation #F329 date April 8, 2016
The state investigators determined the nursing home "failed to ensure a safe environment which remained free of accident hazards when [one resident], who was at a high risk for falls, tripped over a raised portion of the linoleum on the bathroom’s threshold and fell.” The resident “sustained a left proximal femur/intertrochanter (hip area) fracture that required surgical intervention and repair.”
The investigators reviewed the facility incident report that documented that the severely cognitively impaired resident had a fall at 2:15 AM that resulted in a fracture of the left hip. A member of the management staff stated during an interview that the resident walks fast without looking, saying that the resident “would walk into walls and doors and needed to be redirected.”
A member of the Maintenance Staff produced a request for repairs form that described a “tape line from the bathroom for lifting (unsafe). The resident fell, due to the uplifting duct tape.” The staff member stated that there was not actually duct tape but “a thin strip of adhesive black linoleum used for threshold” that “was sticking up at the time [the resident] tripped over it.”
In a separate summary statement of deficiencies dated September 5, 2018, the nursing home “failed to provide adequate supervision to prevent [one resident, who had repeated falls from falling again], resulting in the resident suffering additional pain and injury.”
Clinical records indicate that the resident had short-term memory loss and was at a high risk for falls. The resident’s planned approach suggested that the resident “needed moderate assistance for transfers and needed a physical therapist and occupational therapist when walking in the room and hallway.”
A Nurse’s Note dated July 21, 2018, indicates that the resident “got out of bed, walked to the doorway, and fell when a Nursing Assistant (CNA) tried to help her to bed.”
The facility “failed to follow Physician’s orders for [one resident] when nursing staff did not discontinue [the resident’s medications] after the order stop date and the nursing staff did not titrate (lower the dose) as prescribed.”
The investigators determined that “this failure placed the resident at risk for significant adverse consequences, such as kidney failure.”
Abused at Meadowood Nursing Center? Our Attorneys Can Help
Do you believe that your loved one has suffered harm through mistreatment while living at Meadowood Nursing Center? Contact the California nursing home abuse prevention lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Lake County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Clearlake.
Our law firm provides every potential client an initial free case consultation. Also, we offer a 100% “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee, meaning you do not owe us any money until we have received a monetary recovery on your behalf. All information you share with our law offices will remain confidential.