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Smith Ranch Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
Many families have no other choice than to place a loved one in a nursing facility to ensure they receive the highest level of professional care. These families often find comfort in the knowledge that their loved one will remain safe in a compassionate environment. Unfortunately, mistreatment is an all too common occurrence in many nursing facilities throughout California, where caregivers, employees, or other residents injure patients.
The California Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys have represented many Marin County nursing home patients who were victimized through abuse and neglect. Our legal team of abuse prevention lawyers works on behalf of our clients to help them receive adequate financial compensation to recover their damages. We use the law to take immediate action and hold those responsible for the harm legally accountable.Smith Ranch Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
This facility is a "for-profit" 80-certified bed long term care center providing cares and services to residents of San Rafael and Marin County, California. The Medicare-participating home is located at:
1550 Silveira Parkway
San Rafael, California 94903
Smith Ranch Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Smith Ranch Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long term care.Financial Penalties and Violations
Both the federal government and the state of California can impose monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare of any nursing facility that has been found to have violated the established nursing home rules and regulations.
This nursing facility received eighteen complaints and self-reported eight 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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Your family can visit Medicare.gov and the California Department of Public Health website to obtain a complete list of all violations, citations, and deficiencies identified by investigators and surveyors.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including two out of five stars concerning health inspections, one out of five stars for staffing issues and four out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Protect Every Resident from All Forms of Abuse, Physical Punishment, and Being Separated from Others – citation #F223 date January 9, 2018
The state investigators determined the nursing home "failed to prevent staff from treating [one resident] in an abusive manner, when [an unlicensed staff member treated the resident] in a physically and mentally abusive manner. This failure resulted in [the resident] being in pain. The treatment left [the resident] in shock about being treated in an abusive manner by staff.”
The survey team interviewed the complainant who said that the female resident “had reported being treated roughly by staff on the morning of October 14, 2017.” The complainant said that the resident had said that “the incident had occurred the previous night shift.” It was reported that the unlicensed staff member “had hurt her and treated her rough in the process, when changing her wet brief (adult undergarment).”
The complainant said that the resident had told her that the unlicensed staff member “had thrown her around on the bed and had caused [the resident pain].” The investigators interviewed the resident who stated that the unlicensed staff member “kept throwing me back and forth on the bed when changing her brief.” The resident said that “she had cried out in pain and told [the staff member], ‘you are hurting me.’”
The resident said that the staff member “threw me this way and threw me that way and [she had] been in pain during the incident.” The resident said that “she had been shocked about the way she had been treated and stated, ‘I just could not believe it.’”
A second resident said that when entering the bathroom without assistance, she “overheard parts of the interaction and conversation between [the injured resident and the unlicensed staff member].” She said that “she heard the [unlicensed staff member speak harshly] to the resident and then heard the resident crying out in pain.”
The second resident said that the injured resident repeatedly said, ‘ouch, ouch, you are hurting me,’ and ‘why are you doing this to me?’ A management staff member said that the reporting resident told her the unlicensed staff member treated the injured resident “like a slab of meat.”
Do you suspect that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment while residing at Smith Ranch Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation 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.
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. All information you share with our law offices will remain confidential.