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Terracina Post Acute
The old adage that everyone is allowed to make a mistake does not apply to nursing homes. If their mishap has injured your loved one, you can and should take strong legal action that could result in your family receiving substantial compensation for the harm that was caused. The attorneys at the Nursing Home Law Center can assist you in the process of filing and litigating a lawsuit against the nursing home.Terracina Post Acute
This nursing home is a 243 bed for-profit facility that offers short and long-stay care to residents of the San Bernardino area. The Medicare/Medicaid approved facility is located at:
1618 Laurel Ave
Redlands, CA 92373
Terracina Post Acute
Nursing homes receive much of their income from payments that are made to them by the federal and state governments. This money does not come without any strings attached. Nursing homes are required to comply with both federal and state laws and regulations that govern every aspect of care at the facility. To the extent that nursing homes fail to follow these rules, they are subject to fines and progressively worse discipline if they fail to remedy the violations.
Terracina Post Acute has received a one-star rating from Medicare based on its low evaluation ratings in the areas of health inspection and staffing. Its health inspection rating does not necessarily derive from the number of citations in its last inspection report, but stems from a high number of complaint-related citations and a large fine that it received from the federal government. It also results from the severity of the violations, as there were several deficiencies addressed in the latest inspection report that placed many residents in immediate jeopardy.
The facility received a fine for approximately $33,000 in 2017 as a result of a severe lapse in care. Staff failed to ensure that all tests and medications ordered at the time of admission were transcribed and administered to a resident. Because of this mistake, insulin and finger stick blood sugars were missed for this resident for ten days. The resident experienced significant complications from elevated blood sugar that was caused by this mistake. This violation also resulted in a payment denial from Medicare, which is a temporary bar to reimbursement for new residents. In addition, California regulators assessed the nursing home with a fine of their own for this incident.
Terracina Post Acute also had several significant deficiencies in its most recent inspection report. For example, staff failed to ensure temperature sensitive medications were properly monitored and stored. Specifically, they were stored at temperature that were not within the acceptable range. This has the potential to cause medications to lose their potency. Some residents were required to be revaccinated because of this. At the same time, the facility was also serving residents food that had been the subject of a safety notice when it continued to use romaine lettuce in spite of e-coli concerns that prompted a nationwide recall.
The nursing home has been the subject of 27 different complaints in the past three years that have led to a citation. While this facility is one of the largest nursing homes in the state, this is still a very high number of complaint citations. However, the rate of complaints has dropped so far in 2019 at the time of this writing. The most recent complaint citation involved an incident where a resident alleged that she was verbally abused by a CNA who stood over her and clapped her hands loudly and made fun of her. The CNA was not suspended as a result of the incident and was allowed to continue working at the facility and a full investigation was not performed.
Another issue that contributed to the facility’s one-star rating was the manner in which the facility is staffed. While California has rules that mandate a minimum level of staffing, these rules are not granular regarding the level of nursing help that is necessary. Terracina Post has only ten minutes each day of RN staffing time. This is an extremely low number in compared to the national average of 41 minutes per day. RNs are usually the most costly type of nurse given their training and expertise and their presence is vital to the residents’ overall medical care as CNA’s are not trained to perform the same tasks.Has Your Loved One Been Injured at Terracina Post Acute? Get Legal Help Now
Understaffing of facilities can lead to serious injuries among the residents of nursing homes who are not receiving adequate nursing care or assistance with the activities of daily life. As you can see from the above, it can lead to critical medical errors that can put a resident’s life in jeopardy. When this happens, you and your family are not without legal recourse. When you act in tandem with an aggressive and experienced lawyer, you can take the fight to the nursing home in court and make them answer for what they have done. It is one thing to deny that anything was done wrong when asked by a family, but it is a different matter for a nursing home to have to do it in court when your lawyer is working on your side. Call the attorneys at the Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 to schedule your free no-risk case assessment.Sources