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San Rafael Healthcare and Wellness Center
Deciding to entrust the medical team at a nursing home to provide a loved one the highest level of care can never be easy. In some situations, nurses and Nurse’s Aides will assure the family that they follow established standards of care when in fact that does not happen. Without warning, their loved one can be victimized through mistreatment, neglect or abuse due to mismanagement, insufficient staffing, or poor hiring practices.
If your loved one was injured while living in a Marin County nursing facility, contact the California Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal help. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers handle your case to ensure your family receives financial compensation to recover your damages. We can begin working on your case now.San Rafael Healthcare and Wellness Center
This Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is a "for-profit" center providing services to residents of San Rafael and Marin County, California. The 54-certified bed long-term care home is located at:
1601 5th Avenue
San Rafael, California 94901
San Rafael Healthcare and Wellness Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, San Rafael Healthcare and Wellness Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long term care.
The facility also provides comprehensive rehab services, wound care, pulmonary care, IV (intervenous) care, post-stroke care, enteral nutrition, pain management, palliative care, bariatric care, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.
Fined $57,455 for substandard careFinancial Penalties and Violations
California and the federal government have the legal obligation to monitor every nursing facility and impose monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare if the home has violated established nursing home regulations and rules. In severe cases, the nursing facility will receive multiple 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 Rafael Healthcare and Wellness Center for $57,455 on November 15, 2016, citing substandard care. During this time, Medicare denied payment on November 15, 2016, due to a lack of quality care.
This nursing facility received seven complaints and self-reported seven 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 Rafael California Nursing Home Safety Concerns
To be fully informed on the level of care nursing homes provide, families routinely research Medicare.gov and the California Department of Public Health website database systems for a complete list of deficiencies, violations, and citations.
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 two 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 12, 2019
The state investigators determined the nursing home "failed to adequately assess [a resident] for the risk of elopement (leaving the facility unsupervised and undetected). This failure resulted in an elopement [by the resident].” The deficient practice by the nursing staff “had the potential of [causing] serious injury to the resident while out on the street.”
The Investigation Report dated July 23, 2019, documented that [the resident] “walked from the facility to her daughter’s home, which is approximately 1 mile and through downtown San Rafael.” The Change of Condition indicated that the resident had eloped and “went home walking, leaving the facility unnoticed.” The document shows that the resident “was not in her room when [the nursing staff was] doing a medication pass for the night.”
The facility Director of Staff Development stated that the resident “was not a risk for elopement” as indicated in the Elopement Risk Assessment and “did not trigger as a risk for elopement on the admission nor by her behavior; she did not trigger for continuing quarterly assessments.”
In a separate summary statement of deficiencies dated November 6, 2018, the “facility failed to accurately assess [a resident] and provide adequate supervision to avoid an elopement (the resident leaving the facility unsupervised and undetected).” This failure resulted in [the resident] “leaving the facility, falling, and [being] treated at the Emergency Department for an abrasion to the left knee. This failure had the potential for the resident suffering serious or life-threatening injuries.”
Has your loved one been being mistreated or neglected while living at San Rafael Healthcare and Wellness Center? Contact the California nursing home abuse prevention lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Marin County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including San Rafael.
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