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Rialto Post Acute Center
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Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers work on your behalf to ensure your family receives monetary compensation for your damages. We use the law to ensure that those responsible for causing injuries and harm are held financially and legally accountable. Let us begin working on your case today.Rialto Post Acute Center
This long-term care facility is a 177-certified bed Medicare and Medicaid-participating center providing services to residents of Rialto and San Bernardino County, California. The "for-profit" home is located at:
1471 S Riverside Ave
Rialto, California 92376
Rialto Post Acute Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Rialto Post Acute Center offers other services. Additional focused attention includes short-term and long term care. The facility also offers comprehensive rehab services, wound care, medication management, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.
Fined $1,954 for substandard careFinancial 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 imposed monetary fines or denial of payment for Medicare services. Usually, the higher the violation, the higher the fine.
Over the last thirty-six months, federal investigators imposed a $1,954 fine against Rialto Post-Acute Center on November 8, 2016, citing substandard care. The nursing facility also received five complaints and self-reported eight 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 ConsultationRialto 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 Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F689 date December 6, 2018
- Failure to Ensure Services Provided by the Nursing Facility Met Professional Standards of Quality – citation #F658 date March 11, 2019
The state investigators determined the nursing home "failed to ensure [for one resident], they were assessed as a high risk for elopement (leaving the facility without supervision) and received supervision to prevent the resident from eloping from the facility. This failure had the potential to result in an accident or death.”
The state investigators entered the facility to “investigate a facility-reported incident of [the resident’s] elopement from the facility” at approximately 4:30 PM. Upon entering the facility in the lobby, “it was observed that the main facility entrance was a glass door into the lobby area. Their were double wooden doors that were closed but allowed entry into the facility. There was a receptionist window in the lobby.”
A Charge Nurse’s Notes indicated that at 4:15 PM, the Charge Nurse saw the resident out of her room ambulating “with her walker facing the nurse’s station.” The nurse saw a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) chasing the resident toward the front door and stopping her from going out the front door.” One of the employees stated, “it is okay; she just wants her money in the front office.” The CNA notice that the resident was “not back to her room.”
The CNA notified the Charge Nurse, and the supervisor “checked all the rooms and bathrooms, facility premises, units, [and] checked the cameras in the whole facility” and noted that the resident had left the building through the front doors. A Registered Nurse notified the police and made a missing resident report. The patient was reported “to have a wander guard device” on her left ankle that sets off the alarm anytime the resident gets close to the exit doors.
The facility “failed to ensure the Physician’s order was carried out when a discontinued medication was administered to [one resident].” The nursing home also failed to ensure “the consent form for [antianxiety medication] was signed by [one resident]. These failed practices had the potential for adverse reactions and harm to residents.”
Do you suspect that your loved one suffered injury or died prematurely while living at Rialto Post Acute 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 Rialto.
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