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Northgate Post Acute Nursing Center
Lawyers for Abused & Mistreated at Northgate Post Acute Nursing Center
Many families are overwhelmed when they make the ultimate decision to place a loved one in a nursing home to ensure the quality of their life is maximized. They believe that they will receive the best care in a compassionate, respected, and safe environment. Unfortunately, not all members of the nursing team will uphold their responsibility and provide care that meets the resident’s needs.
If your loved one was injured while living in a Marin County nursing facility, contact the California Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal help. Our team of abuse prevention lawyers can work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive monetary compensation for your damages. Let us begin working on your case today.
Northgate Post Acute Nursing Center
This facility is a 52-certified bed "for-profit" long-term care home providing services and cares to residents of San Rafael and Marin County, California. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating center is located at:
40 Professional Center Parkway
San Rafael, California 94903
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Northgate Post Acute 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, hospice, oncology care, dementia and memory care, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.
Financial Penalties and Violations
The investigators for the state of California and federal nursing home regulatory agencies have the legal responsibility of penalizing any facility that has violated rules and regulations that harmed or could have harmed a resident. These penalties often include monetary fines and denying payment of Medicare services. Typically, the higher the penalty, the more egregious the problem.
Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the comprehensive California Department of Social Services Adult Protective Services Website.
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San Rafael California Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Your family can visit Medicare.gov and the California Department of Public Health website to obtain a complete list of all violations, citations, and deficiencies identified by investigators and surveyors.
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 Ensure the Nursing Home Area Remained Free of Accident Hazards and Risks and Provides Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F323 date December 19, 2016
- Failure to Develop Programs That Investigate, Control and Keep Infections from Spreading – citation #F441 date December 19, 2016
- Failure to Provide Sufficient Power Supply for Lighting All Entrances and Exits, Equipment for Fire Detection and Alarm Systems – citation #F455 date December 19, 2016
The state investigators determined the nursing home "failed to minimize environmental safety hazards for a resident ambulating in hallways when it did not ensure doors entering into rooms containing accident hazards were kept locked when not used by the staff. This failure had the potential to result in resident injury and harm.”
In one incident, the surveyors observed a janitorial closet with a sign posted saying employees only and hazardous. “A key had been left in the door’s handle. No staff was observed using the closet.”
On five occasions between December 12, 2016, and December 13, 2016, A “key padlock designed to restrict access to the stairs and basement below” remained “without the key padlock.”
The “facility failed to maintain an environment that kept residents free from exposure to unwanted pests, rodents, or pathological and infectious substances, potentially compromising the health and well-being of all residents and staff.” The investigative team observed window screens missing in resident rooms and “in the bathrooms of room 5-7 and 22-24. Window screens were ajar, fit poorly in the window frame, or had a bad frame in the bathrooms of Rooms 13-15, 14-16, and 17-19.” In one case, a screen had a 2” x 2” hole.
The nursing home “did not test its emergency generators with the frequency required by its policy. This failure placed every resident and staff member at risk for an emergency to occur and the back up generators fail to deploy and provide electrical power to the building.”
During an environmental tour, the Maintenance Staff Member stated that “he tested the emergency generators for thirty minutes a week with no load and thirty minutes a month with a load.” However, the staff stated that “he did not do a test during the fifth week of the fifth month adding, ‘I did not realize the policy is weekly.’”
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Do you suspect that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment while residing at Northgate Post Acute 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 Marin County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including San Rafael.
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