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San Mateo Medical Center Skilled Nursing Facility
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 San Mateo 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 to recover your damages.San Mateo Medical Center Skilled Nursing Facility
This long-term care center is a "government county owned and operated" 345-certified bed home providing cares to residents of San Mateo and San Mateo County, California. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
222 West 39th Avenue
San Mateo, California 94403
San Mateo Medical Center Skilled Nursing Facility
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, San Mateo Medical Center Skilled Nursing Facility offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long term care, intregrated behavioral health care, palliative care, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.
Fined $196,556 for substandard careFinancial Penalties and Violations
The federal government and surveyors and California have a legal duty to monitor every nursing facility and impose monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare when investigators identify violations of established nursing home regulations and rules. In serious cases, the nursing facility will receive heavy monetary penalties if investigators find the violations are severe and harmed or could have harmed a resident.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against San Mateo Medical Center Skilled Nursing Facility for $196,556 on July 28, 2017, citing substandard care. During this time, Medicare denied payment on July 28, 2017, due to a lack of quality care.
This nursing facility received seven complaints and self-reported eleven 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 ConsultationSan Mateo 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 one out of five stars concerning health inspections, two out of five stars for staffing issues and four 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 August 20, 2018
The state investigators determined the nursing home "failed to ensure a safe environment when [two residents] did not have the smoking signs prominently displayed by their room doors. This deficient practice had the potential to result in a fire hazard related to incidents or injuries.”
The state surveyors observed the room of two residents who “did not have the smoking signs on their doorways and oxygen was being administered.” The Infection Preventionist stated “there should be a ‘smoking’ sign by the door. The nurses place the signage by the door.”
In a separate summary statement of deficiencies dated May 15, 2019, the “facility failed to plan care with interventions to prevent a fall.” Specifically, a resident “[was] out of bed independently on March 24, 2018 and fell.” The resident “sustained a laceration to the left eyebrow and was sent to the Acute Care Facility for treatment.”
The incident involved a resident who “was non-ambulatory and requires extensive one-person physical assist during transfers and toilet use.” The resident’s Fall Risk Assessment indicated a score of fourteen “which the documented number indicated meant [the resident] was at a high risk for falls.”
In a third summary statement of deficiencies dated October 22, 2018, the facility failed to implement adequate interventions and supervision to prevent elopement [wandering away] for one resident from the facility. “This failure placed a resident at risk for physical and psychosocial harm.”
The facility Social Services Director stated “it was very important for the resident to be involved in his church activities. He had communicated his trip to another Social Services worker [four days earlier] who was supposed to make transportation arrangements for the resident.”
Documentation shows that the resident was granted permission to go “as long as someone went with them.” However, no travel arrangements were made. The resident eloped from the facility “to attend a barbecue at his church.”
Were you the victim of mistreatment, neglect, or abuse while living at San Mateo Medical Center Skilled Nursing Facility? Contact the California nursing home abuse prevention lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent San Mateo County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including San Mateo.
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