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Bel Tooren Villa Convalescent Nursing Center
Do you suspect that the injury your loved one obtained while living in a Los Angeles County nursing facility could have been prevented had the nursing staff followed the established procedures and protocols? Was there harm through resident-to-resident abuse or staff-to-resident negligence? If so, contact the California Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for legal assistance.
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This long-term care center is a 99-certified bed "for-profit" home providing services to residents of Bellflower and Los Angeles County, California. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
16910 Woodruff Ave.
Bellflower, California 90706
Bel Tooren Villa Convalescent Nursing Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Bel Tooren Villa Convalescent Nursing Center offers other services. Additional focused attention includes short-term and long term care.
The facility also provides comprehensive rehab services, wound care, pulmonary care, IV (intervenous) care, post-stroke care, inpatient and outpatient care, pain management, hospice, oncology care, dementia, and memory care, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.Financial Penalties and Violations
California nursing home regulators and federal inspectors have the legal authority to penalize any nursing home identified as violating rules and regulations that harmed or could have harmed a resident. Typically, these penalties include monetary fines and denial of payment of medical services.
This nursing facility received seven 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.
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To ensure families are fully informed of the level of care every nursing home provides, the state of California and Medicare.com routinely update their long-term care home database systems with info on violations, citations, and deficiencies.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including two out of five stars concerning health inspections, one out of five stars for staffing issues, and two 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 October 4, 2018
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to implement a resident’s Plan of Care, which included visual checks and a functioning bed alarm.” The resident “was assessed as being at a high risk for falls.” The deficient practice by the nursing staff resulted in a severely cognitively impaired resident “falling from the bed and sustaining a 1.05 cm deep” laceration, which resulted in “a transfer to the General Acute Care Hospital for head trauma and laceration repair.”
A review of the resident’s medical records indicated that the resident had been receiving antipsychotic medications and that Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) “were to provide adaptive devices and observe [the resident]. The Care Plan indicated that all staff were to apply the resident’s bed alarm while the resident was in bed and the wheelchair in place and a commode by the bedside.”
The resident had verbalized they had a fall on July 5, 2017. The “Care Plan did not indicate a set time, frequency, and duration of when the nursing staff was to perform monitoring of [the resident].”
The Emergency/Urgent Care Notes from the hospital indicate that “the resident had an unwitnessed fall from a commode with a scalp laceration requiring three sutures.” The Progress Note indicates the resident “had a 1-inch laceration with three staples [and] skin discoloration on the left lateral knee, redness to the back of the base of the neck and left lateral back.”
The state investigators observed the resident in bed. The bed was “in the low position with no floor mats on either side of the bed, and no visible bed alarm.” The investigators observed the resident’s family members “gathered around the resident crying in tears.” The resident “was non-responsive to verbal commands and directions from family members.”
A Licensed Vocational Nurse stated that the resident “had fall preventative measures, such as a bed alarm to sound off whenever [the resident] would try to get up from the bed.” The nurse stated that “she did not hear any alarms going off at the time of [the resident’s] fall on May 17, 2017.”
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