Wish-I-Ah Skilled Nursing and Wellness Center, a nursing home in Auberry (Fresno County) was ordered shut-down by the state Department of Public Health after an investigation revealed terrible care and crumbling facilities. Among the worst examples:
one resident was transferred to the hospital and died after poor wound care left her septic. A sponge from her wound vacuum dressing had been left in her wound and was growing in her skin;
a staff person worked while infectious with nausea and diarrhea and apparently passed it to multiple residents who became sick. Multiple infection control violations were observed;
toilets were overflowing;
there were cracked, broken, and uneven tiles in the floor of the shower room.
Read the state's Accusation here.
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