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Surprise Valley Community Hospital Skilled Nursing Facility
Relocating an elderly loved one into a nursing facility is often the toughest decision a family can make. Many times, the family will perform extensive research in the hopes of finding the most comfortable and safest environment. Unfortunately, the incident rate involving mistreatment occurring in nursing homes throughout California has risen significantly over the last few years.
If your loved one was harmed while living in a Modoc 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 to recover your damages.Surprise Valley Community Hospital Skilled Nursing Facility
This Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is a "government owned - hospital district operated" center providing services to residents of Cedarville and Modoc County, California. The 22-certified bed long-term care home is located at:
741 N. Main Street
Cedarville, California 96104
Surprise Valley Community Hospital Skilled Nursing Facility
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Surprise Valley Community 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, disbetic teaching, holter monitoring, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.
Fined $38,880 for substandard careFinancial Penalties and Violations
State and federal investigators have the legal authority to penalize any nursing home cited for serious violations of regulations and rules. These penalties include levying monetary fines and denying payment of Medicare services. Typically, these violations result in penalties when investigators found severe problems that harmed or could have harmed a resident.
Within the last three years, investigators imposed two monetary penalties against Surprise Valley Community Hospital Skilled Nursing Facility, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $9,984 fine on June 29, 2017, and a $28,896 fine on November 15, 2016, for a total of $38,880. During this time, Medicare denied payment on two occasions including on June 29, 2017, and November 15, 2016, due to a lack of quality care.
This nursing facility received nine complaints and self-reported seventeen 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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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 two out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Develop, Implement and Enforce Policies and Procedures That Prevent Abuse, Neglect and Mistreatment – citation #F607 date July 2, 2019
- Failure to Respond Appropriately to All Alleged Violations – citation #F610 date March 12, 2019
The state investigators determined the nursing home "failed to implement their Abuse Policy and Procedure for investigation of an allegation of resident-to-resident abuse between [two residents]. This failure had the potential for continued abuse to occur.”
The Director of Nursing stated that “she acknowledged that [neither] she nor any other staff member completed an investigation regarding an incident between two residents on April 1, 2019, at 4:35 PM in the dining/activity room.” The Director also acknowledged that no investigation report into the allegation of abuse was submitted to the State as required within five days.
The “facility failed to thoroughly investigate an abuse allegation and protect other residents from abuse and prevent mistreatment of [residents].” Specifically, an abuse allegation “was not thoroughly investigated or reported and witness statements were not taken when [a resident] claimed to be mistreated by staff. This [failure] had the potential for the alleged abuse to not be promptly investigated and therefore an inaccurate conclusion determined, allowing the perpetrator to continue to abuse residents.”
A Registered Nurse (RN) “was not suspended pending abuse investigations in order to prevent further abuse from occurring. This [failure] had the potential for the alleged abuser to continue to abuse the same resident or others.”
It was determined by the nursing staff that the Registered Nurse “was not trained in abuse when hired and was not able to state what abuse was or how to report it. This [failure] resulted in the RN not being able to identify what abuse was or how to report, as well as not knowing residents have the right to refuse care, resulting in the resident becoming very upset and wanting to leave the facility.”
Do you believe that your loved one was the victim of abuse or neglect while living at Surprise Valley Community 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 Modoc County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Cedarville.
Our legal team never charges potential clients to discuss your case through an initial claim consultation. Also, we offer a 100% “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee, meaning you will not owe us any money unless we have received a monetary recovery on your behalf.
Sources:Inspection Report - 03/12/2019 Inspection Report - 07/02/2019 Inspection Report - 07/26/2018