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Redwood Springs Healthcare 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, sexually, verbally, or mentally abuse your loved one?
The California Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys fight aggressively to maintain the rights of Tulare 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.Redwood Springs Healthcare Center
This long-term care facility is a 176-certified bed Medicare and Medicaid-participating center providing services to residents of Visalia and Tulare County, California. The "for-profit" home is located at:
1925 E. Houston Ave
Visalia, California 93292
Redwood Springs Healthcare Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Redwood Springs Healthcare Center offers other services. Additional focused attention includes short-term and long term care.
The facility also provides comprehensive rehab services, wound care, pulmonary care, IV (intervenous) care, post-stroke care, sub-acute care, pain management, hospice, dementia and memory care, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.Financial Penalties and Violations
The investigators working for the state of California and the federal government had the legal authority to impose monetary fines and deny payment for Medicare services if the nursing home has been cited for serious violations of established regulations and rules.
This nursing facility received thirty-two complaints and self-reported thirty-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.
Call (800) 926-7565 Toll-Free for a No Obligation ConsultationVisalia California Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Our attorneys obtain and review data on every California long-term care home from various online publically available sources, including the Department of Public Health website and Medicare.gov.
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 one 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 November 7, 2018
The state investigators determined the nursing home failed to supervise exit-seeking residents, which resulted in a resident “eloping from the facility. This failure had the potential to cause physical harm to [the resident].”
The survey team interviewed the Assistant Director of Nursing, who stated that the resident was upset, and around 8:00 PM, she went to bed. The Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) returned to the resident’s room “minutes later and noticed the resident’s window screen was off and the resident was not visible.”
The Assistant Director stated that “a good Samaritan picked (referring to the resident) up and took her to Farmersville [six miles away from the facility and the resident’s hometown].” A review of the resident’s Brief Interview for Mental Status (BIMS) score of 00 indicated that the resident was severely cognitively impaired.
The Social Services Director wrote in a Progress Note that the resident was “at another facility and was an exit-seeker, so the family decided to place her here.” The Psychologist Consultation by the psychologist indicated that the resident was alert, confused, cooperative with the evaluation, “… irritable, cognitively impaired, delusional, and complains of being held against her will.” The resident “threatens to call 911, has been verbally and physically aggressive, exit-seeking, and frequently refuses medication.”
A Licensed Vocational Nurse documented a Progress Note indicating that on the day of the elopement, the resident “was agitated and exit-seeking when the [Licensed Vocational Nurse] came on shift.” The resident “attempted to leave five times without success and was redirected by multiple staff members after she kept setting off the door alarms.”
After the resident left, two Certified Nursing Assistants and two nurses “ran outside to look for the resident” in the front parking lot, patio, front entrance gate, and back parking lot. They did not find the resident. The nursing staff called the Visalia Police Department at 8:23 PM “to assist with the search for the resident.”
At 8:50 PM, the resident’s daughter called the facility and “said the resident had been found [and] was given a ride by a Good Samaritan to her daughter’s house in Farmersville.” The family members brought the resident back to the facility at 9:30 PM.
Do you believe that your loved one was the victim of abuse or neglect while living at Redwood Springs 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 Tulare County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Visalia.
Our legal team invites you to discuss your case with us today through an initial, free claim consultation. Also, we provide a 100% “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee, meaning you will not owe us anything until after we have secured a monetary recovery for your family. All information you share with our law offices will remain confidential.