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Westgate Gardens Care Center
Lawyers for Mistreated & Injured at Westgate Gardens Care Center
Many of the 1.5 million residents in nursing facilities in the U.S. are victims of mistreatment. In some cases, the nursing staff neglects these patients, or caregivers, visitors, employees, and other residents abuse, sexually assault, or mistreat the patient.
If your loved one was injured while living in a Tulare County nursing facility, contact the California Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal intervention. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers handle your case to ensure your family is adequately financially compensated for your damages. Let us begin working on your case today.
Westgate Gardens Care Center
This long-term care home is a 140-certified bed center providing cares and services to residents of Visalia and Tulare County, California. The "for-profit" Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
4525 W. Tulare Ave.
Visalia, California 93277
Westgate Gardens Care Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Westgate Gardens Care Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long term care, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.
Financial Penalties and Violations
It is a legal responsibility of state and federal investigators to hold nursing homes accountable if they have violated rules and regulations that harmed or could have harmed a resident. These penalties include monetary fines and the denial of payment for Medicare services.
This nursing facility received seventeen complaints and self-reported three 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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Visalia California Nursing Home Safety Concerns
The state of California and the federal government regularly updates its long-term care home database system with complete details of all deficiencies, 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, two out of five stars for staffing issues and three out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Respond Appropriately to All Alleged Violations – citation #F610 date April 24, 2019
- Failure to Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F689 date December 28, 2017
The state investigators determined the nursing home "failed to follow their policy and procedure on investigating incidents of theft of residents’ property for [two residents]. This failure had the potential for theft or misplacement of residents’ belongings to continue in the facility.”
A resident’s family member stated that the resident “had clothes go missing in the facility” and said that the Social Services Designee “was informed of the missing clothing but never responded.” The family member said that the “family had to buy more clothing for [the resident] to replace what was missing.”
The “facility failed to follow the facility Neurological Assessment Policy and Procedure after [one resident] experienced a fall with facial bruising. This failure had the potential for delayed neurological trauma to go unnoticed.”
The state survey team observed the resident “in her wheelchair with dark purple bruising underneath the right and left eyes and the right side of the face.” The resident said “I do not know what happened.” A Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) stated that the resident “fell out of her wheelchair, landing on her face.” The CNA said, “when I first saw her, her face was black and blue (bruising).” A Licensed Vocational Nurse stated that the resident had fallen forward out of her wheelchair and landed on her left side.
In a separate summary statement of deficiencies, the nursing home “failed to ensure staff were aware of the level of assistance required during a transfer from the wheelchair to a bed, which resulted in [one resident] sustaining a fracture (broken bone) to her leg.” Also, the nursing home did not “ensure a properly fitted brace was used to stabilize a fracture for [another resident], which resulted in [this resident] sustaining a bruise to her labia.”
In the first incident, a Resident Progress Note indicated that a CNA “reported to the nurse that when transferring the resident from the wheelchair to the bed, a pop was heard, and the resident’s leg gave out. The nurse went into the resident’s room to assess the resident and found the lower left extremity warm to the touch.” The resident reported pain and the nursing staff notified the physician, who gave an order for an immediate x-ray to the lower left extremity.
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Were you the victim of mistreatment, neglect, or abuse while living at Westgate Gardens Care Center? Contact the California nursing home abuse prevention lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Tulare County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Visalia.
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