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Sky Harbor Care Center
Lawyers for Abused & Neglected at Sky Harbor Care Center
Does your family have limited options when providing care to your loved one who requires nursing assistance? Has your loved one been neglected or abused while living in a San Bernardino County nursing facility? If so, contact the California Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal intervention.
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Sky Harbor Care Center
This long-term care facility is a 99-certified bed "for-profit" home providing services and cares to residents of Yucca Valley and San Bernardino County, California. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating center is located at:
57333 Joshua Lane
Yucca Valley, California 92284
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Sky Harbor Care Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long term care.
Fined $128,080 for substandard care
Financial Penalties and Violations
The investigators for the state of California and federal nursing home regulatory agencies have the legal responsibility of penalizing any facility that has violated rules and regulations that harmed or could have harmed a resident. These penalties often include monetary fines and denying payment of Medicare services.
Medicare has cited this facility for abuse. Medicare says that “every nursing home resident deserves to retain their basic human dignity and be treated with respect at all times. Abuse and neglect are never acceptable.” Nursing homes “cited for abuse are required to take steps to protect their residents.”
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Sky Harbor Care Center for $128,080 on May 07, 2018, citing substandard care. During this time, Medicare denied payment on May 13, 2019, due to a lack of quality care.
This nursing facility received two 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.
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Yucca Valley 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 one out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Timely Report Suspected Abuse, Neglect or Theft and Report the Results of the Investigation to Proper Authorities – citation #F609 date May 17, 2019
- Failure to Develop, Implement and Enforce Policies and Procedures That Prevent Abuse, Neglect and Mistreatment – citation #F607 date May 13, 2019
The state investigators determined the nursing home "failed to ensure that a reportable fall incident was reported when a resident suffered a fall with skin bruising.” As a result of the fall, this failure had the potential to not “provide appropriate needed care to the resident who had a fall incident.”
The state investigators investigated the incident and found the resident “to have limited movement of the left arm and noticeable dark, reddish-brown bruising on the left with an approximate size of 3.25 cm x 3.25 cm.” The resident told the surveyors that “he fell three days ago and he was bruised from the fall. The resident was asked if he told anyone about the fall.” The resident stated that two staff members “put him back to bed and he stated he fell while trying to get into his wheelchair.” The resident complained of pain at a level of eight or nine out of ten, with ten being the most severe.
The “facility failed to implement their Abuse Policy and Procedure for [one resident] when the Care Plan for [the resident] was not updated regarding allegations of physical abuse by a staff member. This failure had the potential to affect the mental and psychosocial well-being of [the resident].”
The state surveyors found the resident in his room “lying on his back, in bed with the head of the bed elevated, resting with his curtain pulled.” The resident verbalized that “staff never informed him he had been missing doses of some of his medications.”
The resident stated that “about a month ago in the middle of the night a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) was at his bedside to change him and [she] put her knuckles in his ribs.” The resident said that “it was very dark he did not have his glasses on and cannot identify the CNA.”
The resident also stated that “he did not receive any injuries, it has never happened since, and he does feel safe in the facility.” The facility Registered Nurse Supervisor stated that two CNA’s reported, while providing care to the resident, that “one of them tried to hurt him.”
A Victim of Neglect at Sky Harbor Care Center? Contact Us Today for Help
Do you suspect that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment while living at Sky Harbor Care Center? Contact the California nursing home abuse prevention lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent San Bernardino County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Yucca Valley.
You will not be charged to discuss your case with our legal team during an initial, free case review. Also, we provide a 100% “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee. This promise means that you will owe us nothing until we have secured financial compensation on your behalf. All information you share with our law offices will remain confidential.