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River Valley Care Center
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Many of the 1.5 million residents in nursing facilities in the U.S. are victims of mistreatment. In some cases, the nursing staff neglects these patients, or caregivers, visitors, employees, and other residents abuse, sexually assault, or mistreat the patient.
If your loved one was injured while living in a Sutter County nursing facility, contact the California Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal intervention. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers handle your case to ensure your family is adequately financially compensated for your damages. Let us begin working on your case today.
Fined $39,286 for substandard care
River Valley Care Center
This Medicare and Medicaid-participating nursing center is a "for-profit" home providing services to residents of Live Oak and Sutter County, California. The 99-certified bed long-term care home is located at:
9000 Larkin Road
Live Oak, California 95953
River Valley Care Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, River Valley Care Center offers other services. Additional focused attention includes short-term and long term care, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.
Financial Penalties and Violations
Both California and the federal government can impose a monetary fine or deny payments through Medicare when a nursing facility has been found to violate established regulations and rules. The higher the financial penalty, the more serious the violation is that likely harmed or could have harmed one or more residents at the nursing home.
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.”
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against River Valley Care Center for $39,286 on May 16, 2017, citing substandard care. During this time, Medicare denied payment on May 16, 2017, due to a lack of quality care.
This nursing facility received six complaints and self-reported five 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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Live Oak California Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Information on every intermediate and long-term care home in the state can be reviewed on government-owned and operated database websites, including the California Department of Public Health and Medicare.gov.
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 three out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Protect Every Resident from All Forms of Abuse Including Physical and Sexual Assault, Physical Punishment, and Neglect by Anybody – citation #F600 date April 26, 2019
The state investigators determined the nursing home failed to protect the resident “from physical abuse when [another resident pushed this resident] backward, causing [the injured resident] to fall onto the floor.” The injured resident “suffered pain as a result of the abuse.” This failure by the nursing staff “had the potential to cause continued pain and psychologically harm [the injured resident], potentially leading to negative clinical outcomes.”
The medical record for the injured resident indicated that this resident “was unsteady on her feet [and had] severely decreased mental function.” The assaulting resident also had “severely decreased mental function.”
On April 17, 2019, at approximately 10:30 AM, the injured resident “was outside the door looking into [the assaulting resident’s] room when they said, ‘get out of my room.’” The assaulting resident was then “observed to push [the injured resident] backward, causing [that resident] to fall to the floor.” The assaulting resident “immediately closed the door to his room and did not take any further actions against [the injured resident].”
A Licensed Vocational Nurse stated, “I was down the hallway, and housekeeping was calling me to come help.” The injured resident “was on the floor complaining of right hip pain.” The aggressive resident “went into his room.”
The nurse said that the injured resident “never fights with anyone; she is not going to do that. We did fifteen-minute checks [to be sure the involved residents are physically and emotionally stable].” The document shows that the records “revealed no other incidents of altercations involving [the injured resident, who] was sent to the emergency room for an evaluation of hip pain after the incident.”
Was Your Loved One Injured at River Valley Care Center? Our Lawyers Can Help
Do you suspect that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment while residing at River Valley 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 Sutter County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Live Oak.
Our legal team never charges potential clients to discuss your case through an initial claim consultation. Also, we offer a 100% “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee, meaning you will not owe us any money unless we have received a monetary recovery on your behalf. All information you share with our law offices will remain confidential.