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Piners Nursing Home
Deciding to entrust the medical team at a nursing home to provide a loved one the highest level of care can never be easy. In some situations, nurses and nurse’s aides will assure the family that they follow established standards of care when in fact that does not happen. Without warning, their loved one can be victimized through mistreatment, neglect or abuse due to mismanagement, insufficient staffing, or poor hiring practices.
If your loved one was injured while living in a Napa County nursing facility, contact the California Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal help. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers handle your case to ensure your family receives financial compensation to recover your damages. We can begin working on your case now.Piners Nursing Home
This long-term care facility is a 49-certified bed "for-profit" home providing services and cares to residents of Napa and Napa County, California. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating center is located at:
1800 Pueblo Ave
Napa, California 94558
Piners Nursing Home
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Piners Nursing Home offers other services. Additional focused attention includes short-term and long term care. The facility also offers comprehensive rehab services, wound care, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.Financial Penalties and Violations
The state and federal investigators have the legal authority to penalize any nursing home that has been cited for an extreme violation that harmed or could have harmed a nursing home resident. Typically, these penalties include imposed monetary fines and denial of payment for Medicare services.
This nursing facility received two complaints 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.
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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 one out of five stars concerning health inspections, two out of five stars for staffing issues, and five out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Develop, Implement and Enforce Policies That Prevent Mistreatment, Neglect or Abuse of Residents – citation #F226 date March 28, 2017
- Failure to Ensure That Every Resident Is Free from the Use of Physical Restraints Unless Need for Medical Treatment – citation #F604 date July 16, 2019
The state investigators determined the nursing home "failed to prevent an alleged incident of abuse from occurring when Administrative Staff identified a concern three weeks earlier that [a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)] moved to quickly for [the resident] and was not meeting the resident’s care needs.”
Specifically, the administrative staff “did not communicate her directives to other staff making assignments or to Licensed Staff providing oversight of [the CNA].” As a result, the resident “alleged on March 11, 2017, [the CNA hit the resident].” These failures “to have an effective plan for [the CNA's] assignment and communication with other Licensed Staff providing oversight of [the CNA] resulted in [the CNA] being assigned to the resident and an allegation of abuse occurred.”
On March 11, 2017, at 9:30 PM, a licensed staff member said that “she heard loud screaming coming from [the resident’s] room. The resident accused the [CNA of hitting her. The resident] was hysterical and had a look of fear on her face.”
The facility “failed to ensure [a resident] was free from physical restraints when the facility applied physical restraints to [the resident] without Physician’s orders, and without attempting less restrictive interventions first to prevent falls. This failure had the potential to cause injuries such as entrapment, feeling of imprisonment, and agitation to [the resident].”
The survey team observed the resident “in bed with full side rails in the up position on both sides of her bed” at 11:26 AM on July 9, 2019. These were “side rails that went from the foot of the bed to the headboard.” The resident “was verbal but unable to answer questions, as she appeared very confused.”
The resident “did not seem to be able to release the side rails herself. The side rails did not allow [the resident] to get out of bed.” A Licensed Vocational Nurse stated that “the reason for having both full side rails up was because sometimes [the resident] could not be redirected and could get very hyper.” The nurse also stated that the resident “seems confused, and while sometimes she was able to use the call light, other times she was not able to do so.”
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