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Porterville Convalescent Hospital
Every staff member working in a nursing facility has a legal and ethical responsibility to provide each resident with the highest level of care according to established standards of quality. Unfortunately, many nursing facilities do not follow established procedures and protocols that prevent injuries, accidents, and the development of life-threatening pressure wounds.
If you suspect that your loved one was victimized through neglect or abuse while living in a Tulare County nursing facility, the California Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys can help. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive financial compensation for your damages.Porterville Convalescent Hospital
This center is a 99-certified bed Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility providing services to residents of Porterville and Tulare County, California. The "for-profit" long-term care home is located at:
1100 West Morton Avenue
Porterville, California 93257
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Porterville Convalescent Hospital offers other services. Additional focused attention includes short-term and long term care.Financial Penalties and Violations
When investigators working for the federal government identify severe violations of nursing home rules and regulations, they can penalize the facility by a denial of payment for Medicare services or impose monetary fines.
This nursing facility received six complaints and self-reported six 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 four out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Protect Every Resident from All Forms of Abuse Including Physical and Sexual Assault, Physical Punishment, and Neglect by Anybody – citation #F600 date July 17, 2018
- Failure to Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F689 date March 8, 2018
The state investigators determined the nursing home failed to ensure that one resident “was free from abuse. This [failure] resulted in mental anguish for [the resident].” The state investigators interviewed the Administrator who stated that on May 15, 2018, the resident told a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) that “something is wrong with her roommate.” The resident stated that “she could not see anything, but she heard [the roommate] saying ‘Out, stop!’ During care and heard her crying.”
The Administrator stated that when talking to the reporting resident regarding the alleged incident, the resident “was crying saying ‘I am scared of her.’” An Interdisciplinary Team Meeting on May 16, 2018, discussed the roommate saying that her CNA who cared for her the day before “was rough. That she was ‘scared’ of her.”
The roommate stated that the CNA “was rough when she was putting her to bed; ‘she scares me.’” The reporting resident said on May 30, 2018, that “I was lying in bed, the curtain was closed so I could not see much, but I heard [the roommate] crying, telling her to stop saying ‘you are hurting me’ but the staff never stopped.”
The investigators interviewed the roommate who “nodded her head yes when asked if any staff had ever been rough with her.” The roommate stated, “she did not treat me right.”
The Director of Staff Development stated the same day that the roommate “expressed she was scared and said she did not trust [the CNA].” A Licensed Vocational Nurse stated later that day that “when I went to see [the roommate], she was afraid. I have never seen her that way. I did not see any bruises or red marks. She said she was not hurt, but she was just scared.”
The “facility failed to provide supervision and interventions to prevent accidents for [one resident], which resulted in [the resident] falling and sustaining injuries.” Clinical records show that the ninety-one-year-old female resident had a history of falls and was at a high risk for falls.
A Nursing Note dated December 31, 2017, indicates that the resident “was found on the floor in the bathroom doorway (first fall in the facility).” The resident stated that “she fell.” The resident’s Care Plan indicated to provide assistance “when needing to use the restroom.”
Documentation shows that the resident fell while attempting to get to the restroom.
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