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Valley Convalescent Hospital
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Valley Convalescent Hospital
This nursing facility is a "for-profit" Medicare and Medicaid-participating home providing services to residents of Bakersfield and Kern County, California. The 87-certified bed long-term care center is located at:
1205 8th Street
Bakersfield, California 93304
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Valley Convalescent Hospital offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long term care.
Financial Penalties and Violations
The state and federal investigators have the legal authority to penalize any nursing home that has been cited for a serious violation that harmed or could have harmed in nursing home resident. Typically, these penalties include imposed monetary fines and denial of payment for Medicare services.
This nursing facility received eighteen complaints and self-reported nine 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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Bakersfield California Nursing Home Safety Concerns
The federal government and California Department of Public Health website update comprehensive information containing historical details of all citations and violations.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including one out of five stars concerning health inspections, three out of five stars for staffing issues and three out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F689 date July 26, 2019
The state investigators determined the nursing home "failed to provide supervision for [one resident] to prevent the resident from hitting other residents. This failure resulted in [another resident] being hit and sustaining discoloration to the right side of his face.”
The investigators reviewed the resident’s clinical record that indicated that the assaulted resident “reported to the Charge Nurse, the next room resident hit him on his face while he was in the bathroom.” The nursing staff noted an abrasion on the assaulted resident’s right cheek.
The surveyors interviewed the aggressive resident who stated “I punched him because he was using the toilet. I told him it is broken but he will not listen.” The investigators reviewed that resident’s clinical records and Care Plan that indicated the resident “was reported that he hit his roommate with the back scratcher” a week prior. The aggressive resident’s roommate “sustained discoloration on his finger.” The aggressive resident “was reported that he hit his roommate with a walker” a few days later.
In a separate summary statement of deficiencies dated April 30, 2019, the nursing home “failed to provide supervision to prevent an altercation between [two residents] in the plan of care. This failure had the potential for injury and emotional distress for [both residents].”
The investigators interviewed one resident involved in the incident who “was sitting in his wheelchair, lighting a cigarette. He stated (pointing at the other resident) he hit me with a hanger, but it did not bother me.” Next, the investigators interviewed the allegedly aggressive resident who was also in the smoking patio “sitting in his wheelchair, smoking. He stated he gave [the other resident] two new pairs of socks, which cost $2.99 each, and [that resident] refused to pay him."
The allegedly aggressive resident stated “how can I hurt him? I am in a wheelchair.” The resident denied hitting the other resident “with a hanger.” However, the incident was recorded in the resident-to-resident Altercation Confrontation Care Plan that directed the staff to supervise the residents per policy while smoking.
A Registered Nurse (RN) stated that both residents “should be supervised in the smoking area to avoid altercations.” Another RN said that “nobody witnessed the alleged incident, which occurred on April 21, 2019, [saying that] there were no staff supervising [both residents] while smoking in the patio on April 21, 2019 between 9:00 AM and 9:15 AM.”
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