Nursing Home Abuse
Inland Christian Home 1950 S. Mountain Ave. Ontario, CA
Nursing home abuse and neglect has become one of the nation's largest growing problems. A great majority of neglect cases go unreported because victims are manipulated to keep it secret due to fear, or family members are oblivious to the warning signs. It is estimated that one in three nursing homes has been reported for mistreatment of elderly patients. This number may be considerably understated. This statistic is troubling in light of the fact that nursing home abuse potentially affects 1.6 million nursing home residents. This epidemic of abuse is likely to grow much worse with the nursing home population growing rapidly with the aging of the baby boomer generation.
INLAND CHRISTIAN HOME in Ontario, California received a 2 out of 5 overall rating from CMS of the Department of Health and Human Services on November 22, 2010. This score means that Inland Christian Nursing Home is rated below average based on health inspections, nursing home staffing and quality measures. Inland Christian Home has a 92% occupancy rate with 54 residents using its 59 beds. They are not part of Non Profit Corporation.
- Give residents proper treatment to prevent new bed (pressure) sores or heal existing bed sores.
- Give each resident care and services to get or keep the highest quality of life possible.
- Have a program to keep infection from spreading.
- Keep each resident free from physical restraints, unless needed for medical treatment.
- Make sure that the nursing home area is free of dangers that cause accidents.
- Make sure that residents who take drugs are not given too many doses or for too long;
- make sure that the use of drugs is carefully watched; or
- stop or change drugs that cause unwanted effects.
- Provide care in a way that keeps or builds each resident's dignity and self respect.
- Hire only people who have no legal history of abusing, neglecting or mistreating residents; or
- report and investigate any acts or reports of abuse, neglect or mistreatment of residents.
The aforementioned information is based off data reported by CMS as of 7/29/10.
Citations are issued by the Department of Health Services (DHS) during the annual certification visit.
Citations come in several class depending on their severity. The state average is a little less than one per facility per year, but ideally, a facility should not have any citations.
- Class AA: The most serious violation, AA citations are issued when a resident death has occurred in such a way that it has been directly and officially attributed to the responsibility of the facility, and carry fines of $25,000 to $100,000.
- Class A: class A citations are issued when violations present imminent danger to patients or the substantial probability of death or serious harm, and carry fines from $2,000 to $20,000.
- Class B: class B citations carry fines from $100 to $1000 and are issued for violations which have a direct or immediate relationship to health, safety, or security, but do not qualify as A or AA citations.
This information should not be used as the sole measure of quality of care in a nursing home. It is important to visit potential facilities and evaluate it yourself. Inland Christian Home is part of a nation-wide epidemic of nursing home abuse and neglect. These shameful violations of human rights can be stopped with your support.
The causes for nursing home abuse vary. A contributing factor is that many nursing home personnel are underpaid, under qualified and under trained. These same issues result in massive turnover of personnel which itself can cause problems of abuse and neglect. The problems are only going to deteriorate as a result of the exploding population of nursing home residents and the limited base of qualified and caring nursing home professionals. Inland Christian Nursing Home in Ontario has shocking neglect in its history from hiring past offenders or failing to report them, and failing to provide adequate nutritional needs of patients.
In California, there are strict time limits on personal injury claims. If you miss these time limits, your claim will be barred forever. If you know of someone who has been abused or neglected in an elder care facility, it can be disheartening, but you can get help. At Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys, we believe that nursing homes have a responsibility to provide the care that elderly individuals need and deserve. Nursing home and elder abuse in California is a complicated matter which usually requires a specialist. With over 30 years of experience in and around Ontario, Orange County, and Los Angeles, Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys has had the experience to get the best case results possible for the victim and family.
Besides helping your loved one recover financial compensation for their pain, you can also improve safety laws in the nursing home industry with your voice. Call the nursing home abuse specialists at Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys to get your answers explained, free.
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