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Rancho Mesa Care Center
Lawyers for Abused & Neglected at Rancho Mesa Care Center
Are you concerned that your loved one living in a nursing facility might be the victim of mistreatment? Were they injured in a preventable fall or develop avoidable bedsores because the nursing home neglected to provide adequate supervision or nursing care? Did the facility’s caregivers, visitors, or other patients physically, mentally, verbally, or sexually abuse your loved one?
The California Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys fight aggressively to maintain the rights of San Bernardino County nursing home patients. Our team of abuse prevention lawyers uses the law to obtain financial compensation for victims who want to seek justice for their injuries. Contact us now so we can begin working on your case today.
Rancho Mesa Care Center
This long-term care center is a "for-profit" 59-certified bed home providing care to residents of Alta Loma and San Bernardino County, California. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
9333 La Mesa Drive
Alta Loma, California 91701
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Rancho Mesa Care Center offers other services. Additional focused attention includes short-term and long term care. The facility also offers comprehensive rehab services, wound care, pulmonary care, IV (intervenous) care, post-stroke care, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.
Fined $3,663 for substandard care
Financial Penalties and Violations
California nursing home regulators and federal inspectors have the legal authority to penalize any nursing home identified as violating rules and regulations that harmed or could have harmed a resident. Typically, these penalties include monetary fines and denial of payment of medical services.
Over the last thirty-six months, federal investigators imposed a $3,663 fine against Rancho Mesa Care Center on December 22, 2016, citing substandard care. The nursing home received five complaints over the last three years that resulted in a violation citation.
Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the comprehensive California Department of Social Services Adult Protective Services Website.
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Alta Loma California Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Our attorneys review data on every long-term and intermediate care facility on Medicare.com and the California Department of Public Health website.
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 Ensure the Nursing Home Area Remained Free of Accident Hazards and Risks and Provides Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F323 date December 29, 2016
The state investigators determined the nursing home "failed to ensure the Hoyer lift sling (a supporter device that is used with a mechanical lift) is safe to use to transfer the resident from bed to and from a wheelchair for [one resident].” This “failure resulted in [the resident] falling from the Hoyer lift sling onto the floor, sustaining hip and pelvis fractures and requiring hospitalization.”
The state investigators made an unannounced visit to the facility “to investigate a complaint regarding the quality of care.” The investigation involved a non-ambulatory resident who “requires staff assistance with all of her activities of daily living.”
A Licensed Nurse’s Progress Note reflected the resident “to be grimacing and crying after the fall.” The resident “was being transferred from the wheelchair to the bed via a Hoyer lift.” Both Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) “stated that the sling broke from one support [causing a loss of support to] the lower extremities.” The resident “ascended down on both legs and rested onto the left side.” The nurse immediately contacted 911 and sent the resident to the hospital for evaluation.
A Licensed Vocational Nurse stated that after the incident, “every Hoyer lift sling in the facility was checked and [they] found [four slings] were torn after tugging the straps and the support [came] loose. They were all removed from the floor.”
One CNA stated that they had assisted the other CNA in transferring the resident “from the wheelchair to the bed using a Hoyer lift.” The CNA said, “during the transfer, she heard a tear from the Hoyer sling. She had noticed the Hoyer lift sling was torn [and that the resident] fell hard on the left side, landing on the metal support base of the Hoyer lift.”
A CNA stated that they had failed to check the Hoyer lift or sling straps before transferring the resident. The Administrator said that before the incident, “the facility did not have any policy in place on how to ensure the Hoyer lift slings are safe to use to transfer residents using a Hoyer lift.”
Were You Abused or Neglected at Rancho Mesa Care Center? We Can Help
Were you the victim of mistreatment, neglect, or abuse while living at Rancho Mesa Care Center? Contact the California nursing home abuse prevention lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent San Bernardino County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Alta Loma.
Our law firm provides every potential client an initial free case consultation. Also, we offer a 100% “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee, meaning you do not owe us any money until we have received a monetary recovery on your behalf.