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Downey Care Center Nursing Center
Are you concerned that caregivers at the Los Angeles County nursing facility have victimized your loved one through negligence and mistreatment? Do you suspect they have been physically, mentally, emotionally, or sexually assaulted by the nursing staff, visitors, or other patients?
Contact the California Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal intervention. Our team of abuse prevention lawyers will use the law to obtain financial compensation on your family’s behalf.Downey Care Center Nursing Center
This long-term care center is a "for-profit" 99-certified bed home providing care to residents of Downey and Los Angeles County, California. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
13007 S. Paramount Blvd.
Downey, California 90242
Downey Care Center Nursing Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Downey Care Center Nursing Center offers other services. Additional focused attention includes short-term and long term care, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.
Fined $6,194 for substandard careFinancial Penalties and Violations
The state of California and the federal government have a legal responsibility for monitoring every nursing home. These agencies have the authority to impose monetary penalties or hold payment from Medicare if the nursing facility has violated rules and regulations. Typically, the more serious the violation, the higher the monetary fines, especially if neglect or abuse caused harm or could have caused harm to a resident.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Downey Care Center Nursing Center for $6,194 on April 14, 2017, citing substandard care. This nursing facility received seventeen complaints and self-reported five 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 ConsultationDowney 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 Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F689 date April 18, 2019
- Failure to Provide Appropriate Pressure Ulcer Care Prevent New Ulcers from Developing – citation #F686 date January 11, 2019
The state investigators determined the nursing home "failed to implement appropriate measures of care to prevent accidents and hazards for [one resident].” The resident “was not provided with the required two or more persons physical assistance with activities of daily living.”
The deficient practice by the nursing staff resulted in the resident “rolling off the bed, landing on the floor during care, and sustaining a laceration on the left brow (forehead).” The resident’s MDS (Minimum Data Set) Assessment indicated that the resident “requires extensive assistance with two or more persons physical assistance with bed mobility.”
The resident’s SBAR (Situation, Background, Assessment, Recommendation) Report of Fall Incident dated February 12, 2019, indicated that the resident “was in bed when he was being changed by a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA).” The CNA “rolled the resident to the right side, and the resident rolled off [and onto] to the floor.”
The CNA reported the incident to a Licensed Vocational Nurse who saw the resident “lying on the floor mat on his right side with a laceration noted to the left brow.”
The “facility failed to provide the necessary care and services per facility policy and procedure by not assessing a wound/pressure ulcer [for two residents].” The deficient practice “had the potential to result in an increase in size of the wound/pressure ulcer, development of a new wound/pressure ulcer, and prevent healing of the wound/pressure ulcer on a medically compromised resident.”
A Licensed Vocational Nurse assigned to perform wound treatments in the facility stated that “wound assessments were to be done weekly or whenever there was a change in the resident’s skin condition.” The Clinical Specialist “acknowledged and confirmed that the missing weekly wound assessments for [the resident] were not done.” The investigators determined “there were no other wound assessments noted in the two weeks between November 14, 2018, and December 7, 2018” as required by law.
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