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Norwood Pines Alzheimer's Center
Is it your duty to protect your loved one from mistreatment while they live in a Sacramento County nursing facility? Are you concerned that they are being mistreated, neglected, or abused by caregivers, employees, visitors, 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 family’s behalf to ensure that your loved one receives the dignity and respect they deserve. We will use the law to hold those responsible legally and financially accountable. Let us begin working on your case today to ensure you receive monetary compensation for your damages.Norwood Pines Alzheimer's Center
This nursing home is a Medicare and Medicaid-participating "for-profit" center providing care and services to residents of Sacramento and Sacramento County, California. The 161-certified bed nursing facility is located at:
500 Jessie Avenue
Sacramento, California 95838
Norwood Pines Alzheimer's Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Norwood Pines Alzheimer's 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, pain management, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.Financial Penalties and Violations
The investigators working for the state of California and the federal government have the legal authority to impose monetary fines and deny payment for Medicare services if the nursing home has been cited for serious violations of established regulations and rules.
Medicare has cited this facility for abuse. Medicare says that “every nursing home resident deserves to retain their basic human dignity and be treated with respect at all times. Abuse and neglect are never acceptable.” Nursing homes “cited for abuse are required to take steps to protect their residents.”
This nursing facility received three complaints and self-reported ten serious issues over the last three years 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.
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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 two out of five stars concerning health inspections, one 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 August 16, 2019
The state investigators determined the nursing home "failed to ensure adequate monitoring for [two residents] when physical restraints were used without ongoing assessments [or] document a reduction of restraint use for [another resident] in restraints when a lap belt was used continuously while sitting in a wheelchair.”
The investigators noted that “this failure had the potential to cause a functional decline in the residents wearing lap belts and increase the potential for an accident resulting in serious bodily injury or possible death.”
The investigators reviewed a resident’s Electronic Medical Record, indicating that there were Physician’s orders. The medical record further indicated “a detailed assessment of the restraint on July 8, 2019, and documentation that the restraint was being used each shift.” However, “there was no documentation of ongoing restraint assessments found in the Electronic Medical Record.”
The resident was observed at 2:45 PM on August 15, 2019, while “sitting up in her wheelchair with the seatbelt fastened around her waist. When a licensed nurse asked if the resident could unlock her seatbelt, she stated ‘I do not think so, it is a restraint.’” The resident “was asked to remove the seatbelt and was not able to remove it.”
The Licensed Nurse stated that the resident’s “restraint was assessed on July 16, 2019. She further stated, ‘we only document the use of restraints each shift.’”
A further review of the Electronic Medical Record revealed “a detailed assessment of the restraint on May 8, 2019, and documentation that the restraint was being used each shift. There was no documentation of ongoing restraint assessments found in the emergency medical records.”
The facility Activities Director stated, “she is a member of the facility’s restraint committee [that] meets monthly to assess the needs of the residents’ restraints. She further stated that the nurses only document restraint use once a shift and no documentation of restraint assessments are done every thirty minutes or even two hours.” The facility’s policy and procedure titled: Use of Restraint indicates that “a resident placed in a restraint will be observed at least every thirty minutes by nursing personnel and an account of the resident’s condition shall be recorded in the resident’s medical record.”
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