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Beverly West Healthcare Nursing Center
Was your loved one mistreated while living in a Los Angeles County nursing facility? Are you concerned that they were the victims of abuse or neglect at the hands of caregivers or other residents? If so, contact the California Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal help.
Our team of abuse prevention lawyers has represented many nursing home victims and can assist your family, too. We provide every client with a free initial consultation to discuss their case and determine the best legal options to proceed. Call now so we can begin working on your case today.Beverly West Healthcare Nursing Center
This nursing home is a Medicare and Medicaid-participating "for-profit" center providing care and services to residents of Los Angeles and Los Angeles County, California. The 120-certified bed nursing facility is located at:
1020 South Fairfax Ave
Los Angeles, California 90019
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Beverly West Healthcare Nursing Center offers other services. Additional focused attention includes short-term and long term care.Financial Penalties and Violations
The federal government and the state of California routinely monitor every nursing facility to identify serious violations of established rules and regulations and levy monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare when problems are found. Typically, these violations result in penalties when investigators found severe problems that harmed or could have harmed a resident.
Over the last thirty-six months, Medicare denied payment on March 21, 2019, due to a lack of quality care. This nursing facility received eighty-eight complaints and self-reported thirteen 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 ConsultationLos Angeles California Nursing Home Safety Concerns
The state of California and the federal government regularly updates its long-term care home database system with complete details of all deficiencies, citations, and 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 January 1, 2019
Failure to Ensure That Every Resident Is Free from the Use of Physical Restraints Unless Need for Medical Treatment– citation #F604 date December 11, 2018
- Failure to Develop, Implement and Enforce Policies and Procedures That Prevent Abuse, Neglect, and Mistreatment – citation #F607 date November 24, 2018
The state investigators determined the nursing home "failed to turn [on] the wheelchair pad alarm (a personal alarm that allows a caregiver to monitor the activity of the sitting resident) and to ensure the pad alarm was working.” The deficient practice “has the potential to cause an increased risk of injuries to residents.” As a result, the investigators made an unannounced visit “to the facility to investigate a complaint regarding Quality of Care/Resident Safety.”
The investigators toured the dining room with a Registered Nurse (RN) while the resident “was sitting in a wheelchair with a pad alarm connected to the wheelchair.” However, “the tab alarm was not turned on to operate properly. No sound was heard when disconnected from the unit base.” The Registered Nurse stated that if the resident attempted to stand or walk, the resident “may fall.”
The facility “failed to ensure [one resident] did not have side rails up on her bed unless there was an indication to treat the resident’s medical symptoms. This deficient practice resulted in the resident’s legs [becoming] caught on the side rails and sustaining a skin tear on the left leg.”
A review of the Physical Restraint Assessment for the resident indicated that the patient had full “bilateral side rails for mobility assistance to remind her of bed parameters.” The Director of Nursing stated that “bed rails were to assist [the resident] with positioning and mobility. She acknowledged that the half side rails [might] have been more appropriate than full bilateral side rails.”
The nursing home “failed to implement their policy and intiate an investigation of alleged abuse for [one resident]. This deficient practice had the potential to result in unrecognized possible abuse.” During an intake complaint information, the complainant indicated “a staff member had mistreated the resident.”
The facility Assistant Administrator acknowledged “the concern of a family member and Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA).” The Assistant Administrator “stated that she did not document or investigate the concern” as required by law.
Were you the victim of mistreatment while you lived at Beverly West Healthcare Nursing Center? Contact the California nursing home abuse prevention lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Los Angeles County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Los Angeles.
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