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Avocado Post Acute Nursing Center
Many families have limited options on how to handle their loved one’s care who requires nursing assistants in a facility outside their home. Many of these family members choose to relocate their loved one into a San Diego County nursing facility only to realize they been victimized through neglect or mistreatment by caregivers, employees, or other residents.
If your loved one was injured or died prematurely while living in a nursing home, contact the California Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal assistance. Our team of abuse prevention lawyers has handled cases just like yours, and we can help your family, too. Contact us today so we can begin working on your case to ensure you receive financial compensation for your damages.Avocado Post Acute Nursing Center
This nursing home is a Medicare and Medicaid-participating "for-profit" center providing care and services to residents of El Cajon and San Diego County, California. The 256-certified bed nursing facility is located at:
510 E. Washington Avenue
El Cajon, California 92020
Avocado Post Acute Nursing Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Avocado Post Acute Nursing Center offers other services. Additional focused attention includes short-term and long term care, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.
Fined $108,492 for substandard careFinancial Penalties and Violations
The investigators for the federal and state nursing home regulatory agencies have the legal authority to impose monetary fines or deny payment for Medicare services if the nursing facility is cited for serious violations of rules and regulations.
Within the last three years, investigators imposed two monetary penalties against Avocado Post Acute Nursing Center, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $14,400 fine on January 23, 2019, and a $94,092 fine on October 05, 2016, for a total of $108,492.
This nursing facility received ten complaints and self-reported ten 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.
Call (800) 926-7565 Toll-Free for a No Obligation ConsultationEl Cajon California Nursing Home Safety Concerns
The state of California and Medicare.com routinely update their comprehensive list of deficiencies online to reflect all 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, three out of five stars for staffing issues, and three out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F689 date March 26, 2019
The state investigators determined the nursing home "failed to identify and monitor an elopement risk (leaving the safe area of the facility without authorization/supervision) for [one resident]. This failure resulted in [the resident] leaving the facility without authorization or supervision.” The resident “had not been found.”
Records indicated that the resident had been admitted to the facility from the hospital to an unsecured area inside the facility. The resident “eloped on March 1, 2019 and was found down the street by the staff and returned to the facility.” Three days later, the resident eloped again and “was still missing on March 19, 2019.”
A Licensed Nurse completed the resident’s Admission Assessment/Elopement Risk Observation. However, “there was no documentation to indicate this elopement risk was communicated to the Administrator, Assistant Administrator, or the Director of Nursing. There was no documentation or communication for the use of a wander guard bracelet [tracking device].”
The day after the resident’s second elopement from the facility, the investigators interviewed the Assistant Administrator, who stated that “they do not use wander guard [devices] in the facility.” A review of the first elopement indicated that upon catching up to the resident, the “staff was able to encourage the resident to return willingly to the facility. There was no documentation to show [the resident’s] Physician or Responsible Party was notified of this elopement. The use of the wander guard for [the resident] was not started when [the resident] returned to the facility.”
The Director stated that the first elopement was not a concern because “the staff saw him and went after him.” There was a lack of further documentation in the resident’s file until March 3, 2019, at 1:09 PM when the nursing staff described the resident as “agitated.” The following evening at 9:58 PM, the resident “was not seen in their room. The police were called.” The nursing staff was awaiting the police to follow up. As of March 19, 2019, the resident had not yet been found.
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