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Brier Oak on Sunset 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 home is a "for-profit" 159-certified bed center providing care and services to residents of Los Angeles and Los Angeles County, California. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
5154 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, California 90027
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In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Brier Oak on Sunset Nursing Center offers other services. Additional focused attention includes short-term and long term care, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.
Fined $79,268 for substandard careFinancial Penalties and Violations
The investigators working for the state of California and the federal government had the legal authority to impose monetary fines and deny payment for Medicare services if the nursing home has been cited for serious violations of established regulations and rules.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Brier Oak on Sunset Nursing Center for $79,268 on December 31, 2018, citing substandard care. During this time, Medicare denied payment on December 31, 2018, due to a lack of quality care.
The nursing home received thirteen complaints over the last three years that resulted in a violation citation. Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the comprehensive California Department of Social Services Adult Protective Services Website.
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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 four out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Protect Every Resident from All Forms of Abuse, Physical Punishment, and Being Separated from Others – citation #F223 date November 25, 2015
The state investigators determined the nursing home "failed to ensure that [the resident] would not be subjected to physical abuse inflicted by [another resident] who used an ice pick in his possession to stab [the resident] on the upper chest.” This “deficient practice violated the resident’s right to be free from physical harm.” The findings indicated that one resident was subjected to physical abuse by another resident, “who was his roommate.”
The injured resident stated during an interview that “he never had an episode or an altercation with his neighbor [the roommate].” The resident said that he and the roommate “were lying on their beds, then suddenly [the roommate] got up, lost his balance, and fell on him holding an ice pick.”
The injured resident also stated that “he got actually stabbed with the ice pick on his upper chest and sustained a small cut or bruise. He also stated he did not press charges against [his roommate] for he thought it was an accident, but he was concerned with the facility allowing a resident to obtain a deadly weapon to keep with him.”
A Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) stated that “she was passing the resident’s tray when she heard a resident screaming in one of the rooms. She also stated that when she entered [the injured resident’s] room, she saw [the roommate standing at the injured resident’s] bedside with an ice pick in his hands.” She grabbed the resident’s “hands and convinced him to go back to his own bed. She then called another staff to help her.”
The CNA stated that she saw the injured resident “lying in his bed holding his upper left chest with the bloodstain on the shirt coming from a small puncture wound.” The medical records indicate that the resident “had a cut on his upper left chest measuring 0.2 cm in length from a stab by an ice pick from [the roommate]. The wound was cleansed with normal saline and applied was a triple antibiotic, as ordered. The resident also had a tetanus shot given. The police were called to move the roommate to a psychiatric unit, but their dispatch said that [the roommate] did not belong to the criteria where he could be moved to the psychiatric unit, so the resident was moved immediately to another single room.”
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