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Beachwood Post-Acute and Rehabilitation Center
Nursing home negligence takes on many forms, where the nursing staff can misbehave, or other patients assault the resident because of a lack of supervision. Many nursing homes throughout California are understaffed, or the administration hires inadequately trained Nurses and Nurse’s Aides. Other nursing facilities did not follow acceptable practices for providing the utmost care.
If your loved one was injured while living in a Los Angeles County nursing facility, contact the California Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal intervention. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive monetary compensation for your damages.Beachwood Post-Acute and Rehabilitation Center
This nursing home is a Medicare and Medicaid-participating "for-profit" center providing care and services to residents of Santa Monica and Los Angeles County, California. The 227-certified bed nursing facility is located at:
1340 15th Street
Santa Monica, California 90404
Beachwood Post-Acute and Rehabilitation Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Beachwood Post-Acute and Rehabilitation Center offers other services. Additional focused attention includes short-term and long term care, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.Financial Penalties and Violations
Both California and the federal government can impose a monetary fine or deny payments through Medicare when a nursing facility has been found to violate established regulations and rules. The higher the monetary penalty, the more serious the violation is that likely harmed or could have harmed one or more residents at the nursing home.
This nursing home received thirty-seven complaints and self-reported one serious issue over the last thirty-six months 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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Your family can visit Medicare.gov and the California Department of Public Health website to obtain a complete list of all violations, citations, and deficiencies identified by investigators and surveyors.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including one out of five stars concerning health inspections, one out of five stars for staffing issues, and three out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Timely Report Suspected Abuse, Neglect or Theft and Report the Results of the Investigation to Proper Authorities – citation #F609 date January 15, 2019
- Failure to Ensure the Feeding Tubes Are Not Used Unless There Is a Medical Reason and the Resident Agrees – citation #F693 date August 5, 2019
The state investigators determined the nursing home "failed to report to the agencies, including the Department, regarding an incident of an allegation that the facility’s employee asked for money from a patient.” This deficient practice can “delay/prevent the Department from further investigation when needed for possible financial abuse.”
As a result, the investigators made an unannounced visit “to the facility to investigate an allegation that a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) asked for money from [a patient].”
The “facility failed to ensure the resident received appropriate treatment and services to prevent complications of enteral feeding for [two residents] receiving gastronomy tube [device], (a tube inserted through the abdomen that delivers nutrition directly to the stomach) feedings.”
The investigators observed two residents “with the head of the bed at 20° while receiving feedings. The deficient practice had the potential to cause [both residents] to aspirate (breathing foreign objects into the airway such as food, saliva, or stomach contents), and limit their potential for improved health status.” The investigators made an unannounced visit to the “facility to investigate a complaint regarding Quality of Care/Treatments.”
A review of the residents’ Physician’s order indicated enteral feeding was to begin at 4:00 AM and “continue for twenty hours until a total volume is completed.” The nursing staff was directed to elevate both resident’s beds at a 30° to 45° angle at all times “during feedings and thirty minutes post-administration feedings.”
A Licensed Vocational Nurse stated that when the resident was receiving feeding through a tube and if the head of the bed was at a 20° angle, “the resident was at risk for aspiration.” The investigators reviewed the facility’s policy titled: Enteral Nutrition indicating that “staff caring for residents with feeding tubes will be trained on how to recognize and report complications associated with the insertion or use of the feeding tube such as aspiration, leaking, and skin breakdown due to insertion site and clogging of the tube.”
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