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Meadows Ridge Care Center
Many families have limited options for what to do when they can no longer provide care to a loved one in need of extensive medical treatments or hygiene assistance. Some families choose to relocate their loved one into a nursing home believing that they will receive the best care in a safe, compassionate environment. Unfortunately, mistreatment still occurs at many facilities throughout California.
If your loved one was abused or neglected while residing in a San Bernardino 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 behalf to ensure that those responsible for causing the harm are held legally and financially accountable. We will use the law to ensure your family receives monetary compensation for your damages.Meadows Ridge Care Center
This nursing facility is a "for-profit" Medicare and Medicaid-participating home providing services to residents of Colton and San Bernardino County, California. The 99-certified bed long-term care center is located at:
1700 E Washington Street
Colton, California 92324
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Meadows Ridge Care Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long term care.Financial Penalties and Violations
State investigators working on behalf of the federal government, Medicare, and Medicaid have the legal authority to impose monetary fines or deny payment for Medicare services to any nursing facility that has violated rules and regulations.
This nursing home received two complaints and self-reported one serious issue 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 ConsultationColton 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, two out of five stars for staffing issues, and three out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Ensure That Every Resident Is Free from the Use of Physical Restraints Unless Need for Medical Treatment – citation #F604 date June 26, 2018
- Failure to Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F689 date July 16, 2018
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to obtain informed consent for a lap buddy (a form of chair restraint) and initiated a Care Plan for the use of the lap buddy for [one resident]. This failure resulted in the unnecessary use of restraint for [the resident].”
The state investigators observed the resident “in the activity room, sitting in her wheelchair with her lap buddy removed and placed above the table.” The Assistant Activity Staff member confirmed that “the lap buddy placed above the table belongs to [the resident].”
The investigators interviewed the Medical Records Director, who confirmed that the resident “had no informed consent, no Care Plan, and the order for the lap buddy was not transcribed in the resident’s order summary report.”
The facility “failed to provide safeguards for [one resident], who was under conservatorship due to being gravely disabled as a result of a mental disorder, when he was allowed to leave the facility unaccompanied on a pass and when he did not return, the facility failed to notify the police or conservatory.” This failure had the potential for the resident “to be placed in an unsafe circumstance due to his mental disorder as well as physical danger related to having bilateral nephrostomy tubes (a tube is inserted through the skin and into the kidneys to drain urine) when he was unable to care for himself.”
The Social Services Designee stated that the resident had a conservatory but “signed himself out on a pass” and “had not returned back to the facility.” The Social Services Designee stated that the staff “did not search for [the resident] or call the police [stating that their policy says] after seventy-two hours, he is considered to be on a pass against medical advice.”
The designee also stated that the resident’s court order for conservatorship “was not in his chart. They [the court order] should be in his chart.” The investigators stated that “there was no documented evidence that a search for [the resident] was done at the time he was noted to be missing.”
Was your loved one mistreated while residing at Meadows Ridge 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 San Bernardino County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Colton.
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