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Seneca District Hospital Skilled Nursing Facility
Attorneys for Injured & Mistreated at Seneca District Hospital Skilled Nursing Facility
Families deciding to place a loved one into a nursing home are often overwhelmed at the thought that they will not receive the best care. Unfortunately, mistreatment occurs at many facilities nationwide, including in California.
If your loved one was injured while living in a Plumas 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 financial compensation to recover your damages. All the necessary paperwork must be filed in the proper county courthouse before the statute of limitations expires.
Seneca District Hospital Skilled Nursing Facility
This Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is a "government owned - hospital district operated" center providing services to residents of Chester and Plumas County, California. The 16-certified bed long-term care home is located at:
130 Brentwood Dr
Chester, California 96020
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In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Seneca District Hospital Skilled Nursing Facility 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, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.
Financial Penalties and Violations
The state of California and the federal government have a legal responsibility for monitoring every nursing home. These agencies have the authority to impose monetary penalties or hold payment from Medicare if the nursing facility has violated rules and regulations. Typically, the more serious the violation, the higher the monetary fines, especially if neglect or abuse caused harm or could have caused harm to a resident.
This nursing facility self-reported three serious problems over the last thirty-six months 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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Chester 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 three out of five stars concerning health inspections, one out of five stars for staffing issues and one out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Develop, Implement and Enforce Policies That Prevent Mistreatment, Neglect or Abuse of Residents – citation #F226 date April 27, 2018
- Failure to Ensure the Nursing Home Area Remained Free of Accident Hazards and Risks and Provides Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F323 date April 27, 2017
The state investigators determined the nursing home "failed to verify licensing and certification for [two employees] reviewed. This [failure] had the potential for residents to be at risk for abuse, neglect, or mistreatment.” The Executive Assistant was unable to provide documentation to the surveyor’s “of license verification for two licensed nurses that were employed by the facility.”
The “facility failed to ensure adequate supervision to prevent accidents for [one resident] when she fell while ambulating, with her walker, to the bathroom. This [failure] resulted in the potential for avoidable injury to [the resident].”
The survey team reviewed the resident’s nursing records that indicated the resident “had a fall in her room while being assisted to the bathroom.” A Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) confirmed that the resident “fell in her room on April 5, 2017 during assistance to the bathroom.” The CNA stated the resident “was using her walker and he was helping stabilize her by using a gait belt.” The CNA “explained that when he realized the bathroom door was closed, he let go of the gait belt to open the door, at which time [the resident] began falling backward.”
The CNA stated that “due to the circumstances, he was unable to prevent a fall from occurring.” The CNA explained that “if [he] were to do this over again, he would make sure the bathroom door was open [before] getting the resident up from bed, which would allow the CNA to keep a firm grasp on the gait belt and may have prevented the fall from occurring.”
A review of the resident’s last Fall Risk Assessment before the falling incident identified the resident as being legally blind, requiring assistance to use the bathroom, balance problems while standing and walking, instability when making turns, and using an assistive device (a walker/wheelchair).”
Were You Abused or Neglected at Seneca District Hospital Skilled Nursing Facility? We Can Help
Do you suspect that your loved one suffered injury or died prematurely while living at Seneca District Hospital 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 Plumas County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Chester.
We provide every potential client a free initial case consultation and offer a 100% “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee. This promise means you will not pay us anything until after we have secured a monetary recovery on your behalf. All information you share with our law offices concerning your financial compensation case will remain confidential.