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Merced Behavioral Center
Do you suspect that your loved one has been mistreated while living in a Merced County nursing facility? Are you concerned that their injuries or unexpected death are a result of abuse or neglect by caregivers, employees, or other patients? If so, contact the California Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal intervention.
Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers work on your behalf to ensure your family receives monetary compensation for your damages. We use the law to ensure that those responsible for causing injuries and harm are held financially and legally accountable. Let us begin working on your case today.Merced Behavioral Center
This Medicaid-participating facility is a "for-profit" center providing services to residents of Merced and Merced County, California. The 96-certified bed long-term care home is located at:
1255 B Street
Merced, California 95340
Merced Behavioral Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Merced Behavioral 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, hospice, oncology care, dementia and memory care, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.Financial Penalties and Violations
California and federal investigators have the legal authority to penalize any nursing home that has been cited for a serious violation that harmed or could have harmed a nursing home resident. Typically, these penalties include imposed monetary fines and denial of payment for Medicare services.
The nursing home received one complaint over the last thirty-six months 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.
Call (800) 926-7565 Toll-Free for a No Obligation ConsultationMerced 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, two out of five stars for staffing issues, and three out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Ensure Nurses and Nurse’s Aides Have Appropriate Competencies to Care for Every Resident to Ensure Their Well-Being Is Maximized – citation #F726 date August 6, 2019
- Failure to Provide and Implement an Infection Protection and Control Program – citation #F880 date November 7, 2018
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to ensure the nursing staff had appropriate competencies and skills to provide nursing care and related services to assure residents maintained the highest practicable physical, mental, and psychosocial well-being.” Specifically, five nursing staff members, including four Licensed Nurses and one Certified Nursing Assistant failed to complete annual competencies and skill set evaluations.
The state investigators determined that “this failure had the potential to place residents at risk for care not being provided in a safe and competent manner.” The Assistant Director of Nursing confirmed that “he was the person responsible for completing the initial and annual competencies and skill set evaluations for all licensed nurses and Certified Nursing Assistants.” The Director of Nursing and Assistant Director of Nursing verified that these competency evaluations “were not fully completed” and had numerous missing competency evaluations for injections, high medications, nail care, medication application, foot care, and resident behavior.
The facility “failed to maintain an effective infection prevention and control program” for residents when a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) “did not follow facility policy for hand hygiene while she assisted [three residents] with their food trays during the lunch dining service.”
A behavioral program staff lead person “served coffee to multiple residents by holding the rim of the cup with cross-contaminated gloves during the meal pass.” Two Licensed Vocational Nurses “did not follow hand washing and hand hygiene best practices to prevent cross-contamination in the performance of a finger stick [test] and the administration of insulin injection. These failures place the residents at risk for cross-contamination and infection.”
The surveyors reviewed the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) Guidance for the Selection and Use of Personal Protective Equipment and Health Care Settings that reads in part “do not touch environmental services except as necessary during patient care.”
Do you suspect that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment while residing at Merced Behavioral Center? Contact the California nursing home abuse prevention lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Merced County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Merced.
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