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Parkview Julian Convalescent
Many families have limited options when providing care to a loved one who requires outside nursing assistance. Typically, the family will choose to place a loved one in a nursing home to ensure they receive the best care possible. Unfortunately, abuse and neglect are serious problems in nursing homes across the United States.
If your loved one was victimized through neglect, mistreatment, or abuse while living in a Kern County nursing facility, contact the California Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal help. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive financial compensation from recovering your damages. We will use the law to hold those responsible for your harm rightfully accountable.Parkview Julian Convalescent
This long-term care facility is a 99-certified bed "for-profit" home providing services and cares to residents of Bakersfield and Kern County, California. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating center is located at:
1801 Julian Avenue
Bakersfield, California 93304
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Parkview Julian Convalescent offers other services. Additional focused attention includes short-term and long term care.Financial Penalties and Violations
The state of California and the federal government have the legal obligation for monitoring every nursing facility and impose monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare if the facility has violated established nursing home regulations and rules. In severe cases, the nursing facility will receive multiple penalties if investigators find the violations are severe and harmed or could have harmed a resident.
This nursing facility received six complaints and self-reported four 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 ConsultationBakersfield California Nursing Home Safety Concerns
The state of California and the federal government regularly updates its long-term care home database system with complete details of all deficiencies, 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, two out of five stars for staffing issues, and one 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 July 26, 2019
- Failure to Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F689 date April 9, 2019 The facility “failed to provide one-on-one care (continuous visual resident observation) [for one resident]. This [failure] resulted in elopement from the facility and increased the potential for harm to occur for [the resident].” The resident stated during an interview that “he tried to leave the facility because he felt claustrophobic (extreme fear of confined spaces).” The resident said “I left out the front door. The air keeps getting smaller on me [in the facility].” The resident’s clinical record indicated a wandering behavior, “in which he is on medication.” A Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) stated that “she was assigned to do one-on-one monitoring for [the resident].” The CNA said that the resident “would tell her he felt closed in” and refused to “wear a wander guard device to prevent elopement.”
The state investigators determined the nursing home "failed to ensure [one resident] remained free from physical restraints. This failure had the potential for physical and psychosocial injury for [the resident].”
A review of the resident’s clinical records indicated that the Care Plan had a focus on “a high risk for falls, which was revised on May 31, 2019, indicated that one of the approaches was to keep the resident’s room free of clutter.” The state surveyors observed the resident’s room at 2:10 PM on June 25, 2019. The “bed was positioned with the left side of the bed pushed up against the wall. The upper right-side rail was raised. A chair was pushed up against the right side of the bed, just below the side rail, and the bedside table was pushed up against the bed just below the chair.”
The investigators interviewed a Licensed Vocational Nurse at that time who stated that “the position of the furniture surrounding the resident’s bed” blocks the resident. The nurse confirmed, “there was no sitter (a person who provides direct one-on-one supervision) or a CNA in the resident’s room.” The surveyors reviewed the facility’s policy and procedure titled: Use of Restraint that reads in part:
“Restraints should only be used for the safety and well-being of the resident and only after other alternatives been tried unsuccessfully. Restraints should only be used to treat the resident’s medical symptoms(s) and never for discipline or staff convenience, or the prevention of falls.”
Do you believe that your loved one was the victim of abuse or neglect while living at Parkview Julian Convalescent? 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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