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Sunnyside Convalescance Hospital
Many families have limited options of what to do when they can no longer provide care to a loved one in need of extensive medical treatments or hygiene assistance. Some families choose to relocate their loved one into a nursing home believing that they will receive the best care in a safe, compassionate environment. Unfortunately, mistreatment still occurs at many facilities throughout California.
If your loved one was abused or neglected while residing in a Fresno County nursing facility, contact the California Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal help. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers work on your behalf to ensure that those responsible for causing the harm are held legally and financially accountable. We will use the law to ensure your family receives monetary compensation for your damages.Sunnyside Convalescance Hospital
This nursing facility is a "for-profit" Medicare and Medicaid-participating home providing services to residents of Fresno and Fresno County, California. The 99-certified bed long-term care center is located at:
2939 S. Peach Avenue
Fresno, California 93725
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Sunnyside Convalescance Hospital offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long term care.Financial Penalties and Violations
It is a legal responsibility of state and federal investigators to hold nursing homes accountable if they have violated rules and regulations that harmed or could have harmed a resident. These penalties include monetary fines and the denial of payment for Medicare services.
This nursing facility received two complaints and self-reported two 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 ConsultationFresno 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 two 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 and Implement an Infection Protection and Control Program – citation #F880 date November 30, 2018
- Failure to Develop Programs That Investigate, Control and Keep Infections from Spreading – citation #F441 date September 21, 2017
- Failure to Ensure There Is a Pest Control Program to Prevent/Deal with Mice, Insects, or Other Pests – citation #F469 date August 11, 2016
The state investigators determined the nursing home "failed to maintain an effective infection control and prevention program when a laundry cart containing clean linens was found next to two soiled linen barrels inside of a shower room.” Additionally, “one [medication room] was found with thick layers of dust and building insulation particles over clothes, medication containers, supplies, and a medication refrigerator.”
These “failures resulted in an unsanitary environment and had the potential for the development and transmission of communicable diseases and infections.” The Infection Control Nurse said that “the clean laundry cart should be kept separate from the soiled linen barrels. The Nurse stated that the risk for cross-contamination could occur between the soiled linen barrels and the clean linen cart, [saying that] the soiled barrels should not be in the shower room and stated there should have not been anything stored in the shower room.”
The “facility failed to maintain infection control precautions for [one resident].” A Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) had bare hand contact with a resident’s “food in the dining room.” The same CNA “did not perform hand hygiene when changing tasks in the dining room.”
A second CNA “did not perform hand hygiene between tasks in [a resident’s] room. These failures had the potential to increase the risk of cross-contamination and foodborne illnesses.”
The nursing home “failed to maintain an effective pest control program when rodent and widespread cockroach activity was observed throughout the kitchen, food storage, and food preparation areas, as well as twenty-six resident rooms, two storage rooms, and other areas occupied or used by residents.”
This “failure resulted in an unsanitary environment throughout the facility, including in the kitchen food preparation area, and had the potential of cross-contamination and transmitting infections for 267 residents in the facility.”
The state investigators determined that an Immediate Jeopardy situation was called due to the “serious potential risk of cross-contamination of infectious disease due to the widespread infestation of cockroaches in all areas of the facility.”
Has your loved one been being mistreated or neglected while living at Sunnyside Convalescance 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 Fresno.
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