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Wagner Heights Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
There are significant problems involving mistreatment occurring in nursing facilities nationwide. Typically, a lack of quality care often results from untrained nursing staff, minimal supervision, or insufficient staffing members on each shift. In these incidents, the patient’s needs are often ignored. This neglect can cause broken bones due to falling or the development of preventable pressure sores.
If your loved one was injured while residing in a San Joaquin County nursing facility, contact the California Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal assistance. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive monetary compensation for your damages. We can begin working on your case today.Wagner Heights Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
This nursing home is a Medicare and Medicaid-participating "for-profit" center providing cares and services to residents of Stockton and San Joaquin County, California. The 152-certified bed nursing facility is located at:
9289 Branstetter Place
Stockton, California 95209
Wagner Heights Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Wagner Heights Nursing and Rehabilitation Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long term care, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.Financial Penalties and Violations
When investigators working for the federal government identify severe violations of nursing home rules and regulations, they can penalize the facility by a denial of payment for Medicare services or impose monetary fines.
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.”
This nursing facility received thirteen complaints and self-reported four 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 Protect Every Resident from All Forms of Abuse Including Physical and Sexual Assault, Physical Punishment, and Neglect by Anybody – citation #F600 date April 10, 2019
- Failure to Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F689 date May 20, 2019
The state investigators determined the nursing home "failed to keep [one resident] safe from sexual abuse when [another resident kissed this resident] on the mouth and touched her breast. This failure placed [the assaulted resident] at risk of psychosocial harm and the loss of feeling of self-worth.”
A Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) stated that she was [a] one-on-one (one staff to one resident) caregiver for [the resident] on March 4, 2019 when the incident happened.” The CNA stated that the resident “was in his wheelchair in the doorway to a dining room around breakfast time, when another staff member asked [the CNA] to sign a piece of paper.”
At that time, the CNA turned away from the male resident and after signing the paper, “she turned back to [the male resident] and he was standing up from his wheelchair, kissing [the female resident] who was coming into the dining room in her wheelchair and had his hand under her skirt.” The CNA told the resident “to stop what he was doing, helped him back into his wheelchair, and rolled him away from the dining room and away from [the female resident].”
The “facility failed to prevent an accident for [one resident] when staff did not provide a two-person assist for repositioning during bowel and bladder care, as specified in the Care Plans.” The deficient practice by the nursing staff resulted in the resident “falling out of bed.”
In a separate summary statement of deficiencies dated February 5, 2019, the facility “failed to ensure a safe living environment for sixty-three mobile residents.” The nursing home failed to “identify the use of blankets and buckets in common resident areas, to catch water leaking from the ceiling, as potential accident hazards and failed to implement immediate interventions to reduce the risk for falls or injuries to the residents when the roof/ceiling began leaking on January 16, 2019.” A blind resident fell as a result of tripping over a blanket and bucket.
Has your loved one been being mistreated or neglected while living at Wagner Heights Nursing and Rehabilitation Center? Contact the California nursing home abuse prevention lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent San Joaquin County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Stockton.
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