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Camellia Gardens Care Center
Attorneys for Mistreated & Abused at Camellia Gardens Care 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 Los Angeles 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.
Camellia Gardens Care Center
This facility is an 80-certified bed "for-profit" long-term care home providing services and cares to residents of Pasadena and Los Angeles County, California. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating center is located at:
1920 N. Fair Oaks Avenue
Pasadena, California 91103
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Camellia Gardens Care Center offers other services. Additional focused attention includes short-term and long term care.
Financial Penalties and Violations
Both the state of California and federal agencies are legally obligated to monitor every nursing facility and impose monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare when investigators find that the nursing home seriously violated established nursing home regulations and rules.
This nursing facility received sixteen complaints and self-reported four 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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Pasadena California Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Our attorneys review data on every long-term and intermediate care facility on Medicare.com and the California Department of Public Health website.
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 four out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Develop, Implement and Enforce Policies and Procedures That Prevent Abuse, Neglect, and Mistreatment – citation #F607 date October 23, 2018
- Failure to Provide Appropriate Pressure Ulcer Care Prevent New Ulcers from Developing – citation #F686 date November 2, 2018
The state investigators determined the nursing home "failed to implement its policy and procedure for Abuse Investigations for [one resident] by a failure to separate and remove the Activity Director from duty until the results of the abuse investigation have been reviewed by the Administrator.”
The nursing home also failed to “report the allegations of verbal abuse to the Department of Public Health within twenty-four hours” and “failed to ensure a Registered Nurse (RN), who is the facility’s Abuse Coordinator,” was aware of the allegation. The nursing home did not “retrain the Certified Nursing Assistant on abuse training upon obtaining the CNA position on March 8, 2018. These deficient practices violated [the resident’s] right and had the potential to violate other residents’ rights to be free from abuse.”
The facility “failed to provide the necessary services to promote healing and prevent pressure ulcer infection for [one resident]. This resident had “a stage IV pressure ulcer to the sacro coccyx (the bottom of the spine in the tailbone area) and the facility failed to implement its facility’s policy and procedure by a failure to identify factors that placed [the resident] at risk for worsening pressure ulcers.”
The nursing home also failed to “maintain a complete weekly pressure ulcer assessment for [this resident] that included pressure ulcer/wound measurement and the description of the wound characteristics.”
The nursing staff also failed to “modify and implement new Care Plans when the current interventions were not effective. These deficient practices resulted in [the resident’s] pressure ulcer increasing in size on August 20, 2018 and had the potential for the resident to develop new pressure ulcers.” As a result, the state investigators made an unannounced visit to the facility “to investigate a complaint allegation regarding Quality of Care.”
The investigators reviewed the resident’s Wound worksheet on August 10, 2018, August 17, 2018, and August 24, 2018. However, “there was no description of the wound characteristics including if there was tunneling (a narrow opening or passageway underneath the skin that can extend in any direction), undermining tissue of the wound base and tissue surrounding the wound.”
Neglected or Abused at Camellia Gardens Care Center? We Can Help
Do you believe that your loved one was the victim of abuse or neglect while living at Camellia Gardens Care 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 Pasadena.
We do not charge for case evaluations and consultations. Also, we provide a 100% “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee. This promise means we will postpone all of your payments for legal services until after we have secured a financial recovery on your behalf. All information you share with our law offices will remain confidential.