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Selma Convalescent Hospital
Lawyers for Injured & Neglected at Selma Convalescent Hospital
Many families have limited options on how to ensure that their loved one receives the best care and choose to place them in a community nursing facility. Unfortunately, the incident rates of abuse and neglect occurring in nursing homes nationwide have risen significantly over the last few decades. Many patients become victims of mistreatment at the hands of caregivers, employees, visitors, or other residents.
If your loved one suffered harm while living in a Fresno 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 for your damages.
Selma Convalescent Hospital
This long-term care facility is a 34-certified bed Medicare and Medicaid-participating center providing services to residents of Selma and Fresno County, California. The "for-profit" home is located at:
Selma, California 93662
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Selma Convalescent Hospital offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long term care.
Financial Penalties and Violations
State surveyors and federal investigators can penalize nursing homes by denying payment for Medicare services or imposing monetary fines if the facility has been cited for a serious violation of a regulation or rule that harmed or could have harmed residents.
Over the last thirty-six, Medicare denied payment on September 18, 2018, due to a lack of quality care. This nursing facility received three complaints and self-reported six 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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Selma California Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Our attorneys obtain and review data on every California long-term care home from various online publically available sources including the Department of Public Health website 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, one 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 September 18, 2018
- Failure to Immediately Notify the Resident’s Doctor or Family Member of a Change in the Resident’s Condition – citation #F580 date March 12, 2019
The state investigators determined the nursing home "failed to provide a safe environment when a laundry chute hatch inside an unlocked laundry room closet was accessible to all of the residents. This failure had the potential for residents to access the unsafe room.”
The survey team noted that the “hatch was a metal door which measured 12 inches long by 13.5 inches wide,” large enough to fall through and down to the laundry department. The survey team interviewed the Housekeeping Supervisor who said that “she did not know why the laundry room closet was left unlocked.”
The “facility failed to ensure a medical doctor was notified for [one resident according to the facility’s] policy and procedure when the resident fell.” This “failure had the potential to delay treatment and compromise the resident’s condition.” A review of the resident’s medical records indicated that the resident was not stable and “only able to stabilize with staff assistance.”
A Certified Nursing Assistant stated that the resident “had a fall on January 12, 2019 and she transferred [the resident] from the bed to the bedside commode.” The CNA stated that she left the resident “alone in the room to get [a] brief.” The CNA stated that she found the resident “face flat on the floor facing toward the wall, with both feet underneath the resident’s bed.”
The CNA stated that the resident had moved forward and said that “I did not know that [the resident] was a fall risk resident.” The CNA stated that there was “no fall risk alert [and said that she knew the resident] had a history of falls.”
A review of the Nurse’s Progress Notes from January 12, 2019 indicated that the CNA “brought to the nurse’s attention that the resident was on the floor.” At first the resident stated “that she tried to get up from the bedside commode and fell. Then she stated she felt dizzy and slid off the bedside commode.”
The resident experienced right leg pain “when moving in a full range of motion to the left leg.” The resident “requested that the nursing staff provide as needed medication for her pain and said that only her right leg hurt.”
Abused at Selma Convalescent Hospital? Let Us Help
Do you believe that your loved one has suffered harm through mistreatment while living at Selma 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 Fresno County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Selma.
Our legal team offers every client a free, initial case consultation. Additionally, we offer a 100% “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee. This promise means you do not owe us anything until we have secured a monetary compensation on your behalf.