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Orchard Hospital Skilled Nursing Facility
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This long-term care center is an 82-certified bed "non-profit" home providing services to residents of Gridley and Butte County, California. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
240 Spruce Street
Gridley, California 95948
Orchard Hospital Skilled Nursing Facility
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Orchard Hospital Skilled Nursing Facility offers other services. Additional focused attention includes short-term and long term care. The facility also provides comprehensive rehab services, wound care, pulmonary care, IV (intervenous) care, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.
Fined $77,244 for substandard careFinancial Penalties and Violations
California and Federal investigators have the legal authority to penalize any nursing home with a denied payment for Medicare services or a monetary fine when the facility is cited for serious violations of established regulations and rules the guarantee resident safety.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Orchard Hospital Skilled Nursing Facility for $77,244 on November 06, 2018, citing substandard care. During this time, Medicare denied payment on November 06, 2018, due to a lack of quality care.
This nursing facility received one complaint and self-reported two 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.
Call (800) 926-7565 Toll-Free for a No Obligation ConsultationGridley California Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Information on every intermediate and long-term care home in the state can be reviewed on government-owned and operated database websites, including the California Department of Public Health and Medicare.gov.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including one out of five stars concerning health inspections, three out of five stars for staffing issues, and two out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Provide Appropriate Pressure Ulcer Care Prevent New Ulcers from Developing – citation #F686 date November 6, 2018
- Failure to Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F689 date November 6, 2018
The state investigators determined the nursing home "failed to ensure that [one resident] receives necessary treatment and services to prevent a new pressure ulcer (localized damage to the skin or underlying tissue that usually occurs over a bony prominence as a result of pressure or pressure in combination with shear/friction) from developing after she had a pressure ulcer on her buttocks.”
The facility had removed the resident “from the bed with the low air loss mattress and replaced it with a regular facility mattress. While on the regular facility mattress, from October 13, 2018, until October 29, 2018, [the resident] developed a DTI (deep tissue injury) pressure ulcer on her sacrum (tailbone).” These “failures contributed to the development of a deep tissue injury to [the resident’s] sacrum and had the potential to cause further skin breakdown to this resident.”
The “facility failed to provide smoking safety assessments on each individual resident’s assessed needs, adequate monitoring, and safety equipment to ensure the safety of [three residents] who smoked.”
In one incident, the resident “was not assessed for smoking safety [for some time] and was observed smoking in an undesignated smoking area without using safety equipment (smoking apron), managing his cigarette supplies, and did not dispose of cigarettes in the proper smoking receptacle.” Another resident “had no smoking screen assessments done, was not wearing smoking safety equipment (smoking apron), was not in the designated smoking area, and did not use the appropriate trash receptacles when disposing of cigarettes.”
A third resident “was smoking with a smoking apron, in an undesignated smoking area, and did not use the appropriate smoking receptacles consistently.” It was determined that “these failures have the potential for [three residents] to be at risk for smoking-related injuries. This failure to not ensure residents had a current and accurate smoking assessment and were smoking in an undesignated area without smoking equipment placed all residents, staff, and visitors at risk for fire-related injuries.” The state investigators declared an Immediate Jeopardy situation.
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