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Valley West Post Acute Nursing Facility
Every nursing home in California has a legal obligation to provide each patient with the highest level of care according to established standards of quality. Unfortunately, many nursing staff will fail to follow the traditional procedures and protocols that can lead to preventable accidents, injuries, and the development of life-threatening bedsores.
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This nursing facility is a "for-profit" Medicare and Medicaid-participating home providing services to residents of Williams and Colusa County, California. The 99-certified bed long-term care center is located at:
1224 E Street
Williams, California 95987
Valley West Post Acute Nursing Facility
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Valley West Post Acute Nursing Facility offers other services. Additional focused attention includes short-term and long term care. The facility also provides comprehensive rehab services, wound care, injury and fall prevention, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.Financial Penalties and Violations
The federal government and the state of California are authorized to penalize any nursing home with monetary fines or deny payment for Medicare services when the facility has been cited for serious violations of rules and regulations.
Medicare has cited this facility for abuse. Medicare says that “every nursing home resident deserves to retain their basic human dignity and be treated with respect at all times. Abuse and neglect are never acceptable.” Nursing homes “cited for abuse are required to take steps to protect their residents.”
Over the last thirty-six months, Medicare denied payment on two occasions, including on February 13, 2019, and February 05, 2018, due to a lack of quality care. This nursing facility received ten complaints and self-reported twenty-one 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, three out of five stars for staffing issues, and four out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Keep Every Resident Free from Physical Restraints Unless Need for Medical Treatment – citation #F221 date February 5, 2018
- Failure to Ensure the Nursing Home Area Remained Free of Accident Hazards and Risks and Provides Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F323 date February 2, 2017
The “facility failed to ensure the right to be free from physical restraint for [five residents] in a secure (locked) unit when the facility placed a wander guard [bracelet] without justification of a documented incident of wandering or elopement being reported, documented, or when assessment did not warrant the application.”
The failure by the nursing staff resulted in a violation of twenty-five residents “in the Special Care Unit [and their] right to be free from a restraint used for convenience, having decreased activity, [diminished] quality of life, and feeling uncomfortable (attached to the ankle).”
One resident was observed in the Special Care Unit hallway sitting in a wheelchair” with a wander guard device secured to the bottom right bar of his wheelchair.” The investigators reviewed that resident’s Elopement Risk Assessment that indicated “he was not independent in the use of his wheelchair, did not have a desire to exit the facility, was confused, and not in the secure care unit.” The wander guard was removed.
A review of a second resident’s Elopement Risk Assessment indicated that “she was independent in mobility, there was no answer marked that the resident had a desire to exit the facility and was confused.”
The state investigators determined the nursing home "failed to provide an environment free of hazards for [two residents].” In one case, the leg support of a reclining chair found in Room 323 “did not close or fold” and posed a potential fall hazard.” The Assistant Director of nursing with the state surveyors observed “a recliner chair with a manual control” in Room 323, where two residents resided. The Assistant Director acknowledged that “the leg support of the recliner did not fold in or close for safe use.”
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