legal resources necessary to hold negligent facilities accountable.
The Rehabilitation Center of Bakersfield
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 Kern 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.The Rehabilitation Center of Bakersfield
This long-term care home is a 160-certified bed center providing cares and services to residents of Bakersfield and Kern County, California. The "for-profit" Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
2211 Mount Vernon Avenue
Bakersfield, California 93306
The Rehabilitation Center of Bakersfield
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, The Rehabilitation Center of Bakersfield offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long term care, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.Financial Penalties and Violations
Federal and state investigators have a legal obligation to penalize any nursing home that violated a rule or regulation that harmed or could have harmed a resident. These penalties typically include an imposed monetary fines or denial of payment for Medicare services. Usually, the higher the violation, the higher the fine.
This nursing facility received twenty-eight 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.
Call (800) 926-7565 Toll-Free for a No Obligation ConsultationBakersfield California Nursing Home Safety Concerns
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 three out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Timely Report Suspected Abuse, Neglect or Theft and Report the Results of the Investigation to Proper Authorities – citation #F609 date February 21, 2019
- Failure to Respond Appropriately to All Alleged Violations – citation #F610 date October 9, 2018
The state investigators determined the nursing home "failed to follow its policy and procedure when an allegation of physical abuse was not reported to the State Survey Agency timely for [one resident]. This failure had the potential for unreported abuse to go undetected.”
The state investigators reviewed the resident’s clinical records and Nurse’s Notes that indicated on December 29, 2018 the resident’s sister “expressed concerns that her brother had been hit on the head. She claims that he told her he had been hit.”
The investigators interviewed a Licensed Vocational Nurse, who verified that she documented the Nurse’s Notes on January 2, 2019. The Nurse said, “I don’t recall” when asked “if she reported the allegation to the Administrator or designee.” The Licensed Vocational Nurse stated that “she did not notify the alleged abuse to the State Survey Agency” as required by law.
A family member of the resident told the Administrator that “someone hit [the resident] on the head.” The investigators reviewed the State Survey Agency’s reports that had been filed and noted that “the facility reported the alleged December 28, 2018 incident to the State Survey Agency on December 31, 2018 (two days after the Licensed Vocational Nurse was informed) via fax.”
The “facility failed to report an allegation of abuse for [one resident] according to their policy and procedure. This [failure] had the potential for resident abuse to continue.”
A Licensed Vocational Nurse said that a resident’s family member “had told her he was going to call the State (California Department of Public Health) because the staff member was hurting [the resident].” The Nurse told the resident’s family member “that he should speak to social services.”
The Social Services Designee said that the resident “had made an allegation of abuse to [the Licensed Vocational Nurse] on September 2, 2018.” The resident “had stated a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) had pulled her arm.”
The Social Services Designee said the Licensed Vocational Nurse informed the resident that “social services would be out until Tuesday, September 4, 2018 and she would inform them of her abuse allegation then.” The resident stated, during an interview, that she had been sitting watching television from her bed and said “she did not like being in the facility. They do not treat me right. One lady hurt my arm. She knew what she was doing. The staff are worth a (expletive).”
Do you believe that your loved one was the victim of abuse or neglect while living at The Rehabilitation Center of Bakersfield? Contact the California nursing home abuse prevention lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Kern County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Bakersfield.
We do not charge for case evaluations and consultations. Also, we provide a 100% “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee. This promise means we will postpone all of your payments for legal services until after we have secured financial recovery on your behalf. All information you share with our law offices will remain confidential.