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Colonial Care Center
Many families have limited options when providing care to a loved one who requires outside nursing assistance. Typically, the family will choose to place a loved one in a nursing home to ensure they receive the best care possible. Unfortunately, abuse and neglect are serious problems in nursing homes across the United States.
If your loved one was victimized through neglect, mistreatment, or abuse while living in a Los Angeles County nursing facility, contact the California Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal help. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive financial compensation from recovering your damages. We will use the law to hold those responsible for your harm rightfully accountable.Colonial Care Center
This nursing facility is a "for-profit" Medicare and Medicaid-participating home providing services to residents of Long Beach and Los Angeles County, California. The 196-certified bed long-term care center is located at:
1913 E 5th Street
Long Beach, California 90802
Colonial Care Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Colonial Care Center offers other services. Additional focused attention includes short-term and long term care.Financial Penalties and Violations
Both the federal government and the state of California have the legal responsibility to levy monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare if a nursing home has violated established rules and regulations that harm or could have harmed residents.
This nursing facility received ten complaints and self-reported three 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 ConsultationLong Beach California Nursing Home Safety Concerns
The federal government and California Department of Public Health website update comprehensive information containing historical details of all 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, two 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 October 4, 2018
- Failure to Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F689 date December 26, 2018
The state investigators determined the nursing home "failed to report within twenty-four hours an allegation of abuse for [one resident] to the Department of Public Health per the facility’s policy and procedure.” The resident, “who had an immunocompromise deficiency infection and anxiety reported [a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)] disclosed medical diagnoses.”
This “deficient practice resulted in [the resident] having mental anguish and unnecessary emotional and psychological distress.” A review of the resident’s Brief Interview for Mental Status (BIMS) showed that the resident “did not have problems with memory or cognition (thought process).”
The resident’s Concern Record indicated that the resident stated that another resident had notified him during a smoking break that a CNA “told the residents located in the smoking patio of [the resident’s] immunocompromise deficiency diagnosis.”
The interdisciplinary team met with the resident “to discuss the outcome of an investigation. The record indicated that the Department of Public Health had been notified.” However, a review of the Abuse Allegation Investigation indicated that the incident had been reported, but “there was no indication of [whom] the allegation of abuse was reported to.”
The documentation shows that the alleged abuse occurrence or incident had occurred and that the resident had become upset. The resident stated that “he was upset and angry after being notified that [the CNA] had disclosed their medical [diagnoses].” The facility Administrator verified that “facility nurses were notified of the allegation [and] should have reported the allegation to the Administrator immediately.”
The facility “failed to provide adequate supervision for [one resident], who had a high risk for elopement (to flee or to run away secretly).” The resident “escaped the secure unit, walked by four staff members and eloped from the facility out of the front entrance.” The local police department later “found the resident two days later and 23.2 miles away from the facility at a bus stop.”
The investigators determined that “this deficient practice resulted in [the resident] leaving a safe area in the secure unit, placing the resident in danger of hazards potentially leading to dehydration, medical complications, or being struck by a motor vehicle and possibly death.”
Do you believe that your loved one has suffered harm through mistreatment while living at Colonial 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 Long Beach.
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