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The Orchards Post-Acute Nursing Facility
For many family members, detecting abuse and neglect in a nursing facility can be challenging at best, especially if your loved one has symptoms that mask the typical effects of mistreatment. In many cases, friends and family will mistake the natural progression of the aging process or a debilitating disease when actual abuse or neglect is occurring.
If you suspect that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment while living in a Kern County nursing facility, contact the California Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal assistance. Our team of abuse prevention lawyers has handled cases just like yours, and we can help your family too. Call us now so we can begin working on your case today to ensure you receive financial compensation for your damages.The Orchards Post-Acute Nursing Facility
This long-term care home is a 150-certified bed center providing cares and services to residents of Bakersfield and Kern County, California. The "for-profit" Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
730 34 Street
Bakersfield, California 93301
The Orchards Post-Acute Nursing Facility
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, The Orchards Post-Acute Nursing Facility offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long term care. The facility also provides comprehensive rehab services, wound care, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.Financial Penalties and Violations
Both the state of California and federal agencies are legally obligated to monitor every nursing facility and impose monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare when investigators as found the nursing home seriously violated established nursing home regulations and rules.
This nursing facility received fourteen complaints and self-reported seven 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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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, one out of five stars for staffing issues and two out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Respond Appropriately to All Alleged Violations – citation #F610 date July 12, 2019
The state investigators determined the nursing home "failed to follow their Abuse Investigation and Reporting Policy and Procedure when the facility failed to report an injury of unknown origin and failed to thoroughly investigate the injury.” This “failure had the potential to lead to further injury for [the resident].”
A Change of Condition Report indicated that the resident “had a skin tear and [a] dark purple bruise to the right upper arm.” The resident “denied any knowledge of how she got the bruise.”
Upon assessment of the bruise it was clear to the nursing staff that the injury “had been caused by someone placing their hand and using her arm to roll her away from them. It was a clear handprint that aligned perfectly with someone placing their left hand on her arm and their right hand on her hip to roll her, versus utilizing a turning sheet to roll her over.”
The interdisciplinary team indicated that “there were two shifts the injury could have happened [on] and that an investigation would determine which Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) actually caused the bruise.” The facility Administrator, who also serves as the Abuse Coordinator, confirmed that the resident sustained injuries on May 22, 2019.” The administrator stated that “if the cause of the injury cannot be determined, we must report it within twenty-four hours.”
However, the Director of Nursing confirmed that “she was in charge of the investigation regarding the resident’s injury of unknown origin [and stated that] she did not interview anyone other than [the resident, saying that] she did not need to, it was obvious what happened. No further information was provided.”
In a separate summary statement of deficiencies dated June 27, 2019, the facility “failed to investigate an injury of unknown origin [timely for one resident]. This failure had the potential to leave [the resident] vulnerable to further injury.”
In this case, the resident “had a skin tear with a partial flap on the top of her right hand.” The Abuse Coordinator/Administrator reviewed the resident’s Nurse’s Notes and “was unable to find documentation to indicate how [the resident] sustained the injury to her right hand.”
Were you the victim of mistreatment, neglect, or abuse while living at The Orchards Post-Acute Nursing Facility? Contact the California nursing home abuse prevention lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Kern County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Bakersfield.
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