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Redwood Healthcare Center
Lawyers for Abused & Mistreated at Redwood Healthcare Center
Are you concerned that the medical staff is neglecting your loved one in an Alameda County nursing home? Do you suspect that they are being mistreated or abused by caregivers, employees, or other patients?
Contact the California Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal intervention. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers work on your behalf to stop the mistreatment now. We will use the law to ensure you receive financial compensation from recovering your damages.
Redwood Healthcare Center
This facility is a 44-certified bed "for-profit" long-term care home providing services and cares to residents of Oakland and Alameda County, California. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating center is located at:
3145 High Street
Oakland, California 94619
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Redwood Healthcare Center offers other services. Additional focused attention includes short-term and long term care.
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.
Medicare has cited this facility for abuse. Medicare says that “every nursing home resident deserves to retain their basic human dignity and be treated with respect at all times. Abuse and neglect are never acceptable.” Nursing homes “cited for abuse are required to take steps to protect their residents.”
This nursing facility received five complaints and self-reported three 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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Oakland California Nursing Home Safety Concerns
To ensure families are fully informed of the level of care every nursing home provides, the state of California and Medicare.com routinely update their long-term care home database systems with info on violations, citations, and deficiencies.
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 two out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F689 date December 7, 2017
- Failure to Ensure Nurses and Nurse’s Aides Have Appropriate Competencies to Provide Care to Every Resident That Maximizes Their Well-Being – citation #F726 date December 7, 2017
The state investigators determined the nursing home "failed to ensure that the resident environment remained free of accident hazards for [two residents who] were smoking outside on the patio unsupervised and not wearing a smoking apron.” These failures “had the potential to place dependent residents at risk for [burn] injuries.”
The state investigators interviewed and observed the residents who “were both sitting in their wheelchairs, smoking in the outside patio with no apron and without staff supervision or monitoring.” The Director of Staff Development stated, “the residents were independent, and they do not need supervision or monitoring.”
A separate observation of the residents was made the following day at 1:30 PM. One resident “was sitting in their wheelchair smoking outside on the patio with no apron and without staff supervision.” The facility’s MDS (Minimum Data Set) Coordinator stated that the resident “should wear an apron and should have staff supervision while smoking.”
The surveyors reviewed the resident’s Smoking Assessment that stated that the resident “was an independent smoker requiring supervised smoking and identified the need for a smoking apron as a protective gear.” A further review of the resident’s Plan of Care indicated that the resident “will be provided a smoking apron and supervised while smoking.”
The second resident’s Smoking Assessment indicated that this resident “was an independent smoker” but will have “designated staff monitor in the smoking area.”
The facility “failed to provide a complete assessment for [one resident] and sufficient training to Licensed Nurses regarding the care of a Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter (PICC, a small tube inserted into the blood vessel in an arm and advanced into a major blood vessel in the chest).” The deficient practice included a failure to document an assessment of one resident’s PICC line post-removal and another resident’s undocumented assessment of their PICC line of the site, skin integrity, and length in the clinical records.”
The nursing home also failed to ensure that the facility’s Licensed Nurses received in-service training on PICC line management. It was noted that “these failures could delay identification of possible medical complications and delay initiation of appropriate treatment.”
Was Your Loved One Injured at Redwood Healthcare Center? Our Lawyers Can Help
Do you believe that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment, abuse, or neglect while living at Redwood Healthcare Center? Contact the California nursing home abuse prevention lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Alameda County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Oakland.
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