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Riverside Convalescent Hospital
Lawyers for Neglected & Mistreated at Riverside Convalescent Hospital
Relocating an elderly loved one into a nursing facility is often the toughest decision a family can make. Many times, the family will perform extensive research in the hopes of finding the most comfortable and safest environment. Unfortunately, the incident rate involving mistreatment occurring in nursing homes throughout California has risen significantly over the last few years.
If your loved one was harmed while living in a Butte County nursing facility, contact the California Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal intervention. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive monetary compensation from recovering your damages.
Riverside Convalescent Hospital
This long-term care facility is a 99-certified bed Medicare and Medicaid-participating center providing services to residents of Chico and Butte County, California. The "for-profit" home is located at:
375 Cohasset Rd
Chico, California 95926
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Riverside Convalescent Hospital offers other services. Additional focused attention includes short-term and long term care.
Financial Penalties and Violations
The investigators working for the state of California and the federal government have 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 fifteen complaints and self-reported thirteen 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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Chico California Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Your family can visit Medicare.gov and the California Department of Public Health website to obtain a complete list of all violations, citations, and deficiencies identified by investigators and surveyors.
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 Appropriate Pressure Ulcer Care Prevent New Ulcers from Developing – citation #F686 date March 11, 2019
- Failure to Provide and Implement an Infection Protection and Control Program – citation #F880 date March 11, 2019
- Failure to Develop, Implement and Enforce Policies and Procedures That Prevent Abuse, Neglect and Mistreatment – citation #F607 date September 25, 2018
The state investigators determined the nursing home "failed to follow the Wound Care Physician’s orders for [one resident] when daily dressing changes for a pressure ulcer on [the resident’s] right ankle were not done. This failure had the potential to result in the slowing of the wound healing process.”
The facility Administrator confirmed that “on January 31, 2018, the Wound Care Physician’s order instructed the wound to be cleansed with normal saline or sterile water, a barrier wipe or spray be applied, and the daily dressing.” The Administrator acknowledged that “the dressing had not been changed as ordered.”
The “facility failed to provide respiratory care consistent with professional standards of practice and infection control measures for [one resident].” This “failure resulted in an increased potential of respiratory infection for [the resident].”
The state investigators interviewed the facility Administrator when the resident “was observed in her wheelchair with her oxygen being delivered via nasal cannula and the oxygen tubing labeled January 27, 2019. At the time of this observation, [the Administrator confirmed that the resident’s] oxygen tubing needed to be changed.”
The facility Administrator “confirmed the purpose of the facility’s policy and procedure to change the oxygen tubing no more than every seven days and as needed was for the facility to be stringent in its infection control policies.” The Administrator and the Director of Nursing acknowledged that “in this instance, the facility’s oxygen therapy had not been followed.”
The nursing home "failed to implement their Abuse Policy and Procedure for reporting and investigating abuse allegations for [three abuse allegation] reports.” Specifically, one resident was observed striking another resident on December 11, 2017. However, “the incident was not reported to the California Department of Public Health, and there was no documented evidence that this incident was investigated.”
Additionally, “there was no documentation that [a third resident’s] “threat and comments to [a fourth resident] on November 30, 2017, were investigated.” A fifth resident “was involved in a resident-to-resident altercation on September 4, 2017, that resulted in the other resident sustaining a skin tear, and it was not reported to the California Department of Public Health [following] facility policy.”
These deficient practices “had the potential to expose the residents in the facility to an environment of continued abuse and mistreatment.”
Abused at Riverside Convalescent Hospital? Our Attorneys Can Help
Do you suspect that your loved one suffered injury or died prematurely while living at Riverside Convalescent Hospital? Contact the California nursing home abuse prevention lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Butte County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Chico.
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 a financial recovery on your behalf.