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Windsor Redding Care Center
Nursing homes who receive extensive lists of violations on their inspection reports do not provide their residents with the appropriate level of care. When the nursing home’s errors or omissions cause injury to your loved one, you may have a legal cause of action. Call the Nursing Home Law Center to start the conversation about your potential case against the nursing home where your loved one was injured.Windsor Redding Care Center
This nursing home is a 113 bed for-profit facility that offers short and long-stay care to residents of the San Fernando Valley area. The Medicare/Medicaid approved facility is located at:
2490 Court St
Redding, CA 96001
Windsor Redding Care Center
Nursing homes are subject to a number of laws on both the federal and state level. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services have regulations that govern the quality of care at these nursing homes and are very granular in terms of prescribing the exact level of care is necessary in the daily life of the resident. In addition, California has very strict nursing home laws and the state’s Department of Public Health is known as a stringent regulator. The DPH carries out annual inspections on both their own behalf as well as for the federal government. In addition, they will investigate when residents or their families file a complaint with the state about the care at the facility.
Windsor Redding is one of a chain of low-performing nursing homes in California. The nursing home has been fined three times by the federal government in the past three years and has had one payment denial from Medicare. This happens when a nursing facility has a prior violation of rules that has not been addressed and remedied and is one step on the way to a suspension from the program. The nursing home also has eight complaint inspection in the time between May 2018 and February 2019. Fines will usually be levied when there has been a violation of law or regulation that has caused actual harm to a resident. In September 2018, the home was fined $10,400 for failing to ensure that residents were properly fed and hydrated. Three different residents suffered severe weight loss without receiving an assessment from the registered diet technician. Another resident became severely dehydrated without an assessment or monitoring of fluid intake.
The home also received a fine in August 2016 because an inspection found that it did not keep temperatures in the facility at a safe level. In some areas of the nursing home, the temperature was as high as 81 degrees, which placed residents in immediate danger. There was another fine earlier in the year when a nursing assistant humiliated a resident by cursing at them when they needed their brief change, resulting in a decline in that resident’s emotional condition.
The facility has had several problems recently involving incidents of abuse. While they do not necessarily involve abuse of residents by staff, nonetheless, they can have a harmful impact of nursing home residents. Recently, the facility received a citation for failing to prevent an altercation between two residents where one resident allegedly walked up behind another one and grabbed his arm. The facility was also cited for a general pattern failing to have adequate staff, implement measures to prevent abuse and take steps to prevent resident altercations.
The inspection reports paint a poor picture of the overall level of care at the facility. While the inspections are carried out by state personnel and California is known as a tough jurisdiction, this nursing home had 36 different health citations on its September 2018 inspection report. This is triple the average number of citations for California nursing homes. Among other things, the inspection report cited the facility for maintaining a cold temperature (after being fined several years before for a hot temperature). In addition, the nursing home failed to provide adequate nutrition for three residents who experienced weight loss.
The 2017 inspection report resulted in 31 health citations with eight compliant investigations also resulting in citations. Among the violations on this report was that the facility failed to give a resident their medication within the parameters prescribed by the physician. In addition, the facility gave medications to a resident for a psychotic disorder when that resident was observed around the home with no discernable symptoms. At the same time, there were also nutritional violations and the nursing home failed to hire a dietician as required.
If your loved one has been a resident at Windsor Redding and has been impacted by poor care, you may have a cause for a lawsuit against the nursing home. Granted, not every instance of poor care is grounds to sue the nursing home, but if your loved one has suffered any harm from something the nursing home did wrong, then your family can receive compensation. The attorneys at the Nursing Home Law Center have litigated cases across California on behalf of families of nursing home residents. Call them today at (800) 926-7565 to schedule your free no-risk case assessment. This is the first step to making a difference for your family.