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Downey Community Health Center
The number of cases involving mistreatment in nursing facilities throughout California has risen significantly over the last few decades. Many senior citizens, rehabilitating, and disabled become victims of abuse and neglect at the hands of caregivers, employees, visitors, or other patients. If your loved one was injured while living in a Los Angeles County nursing facility, contact the California Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal assistance.
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This facility is a "for-profit" 198-certified bed long term care center providing care and services to residents of Downey and Los Angeles County, California. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating home is located at:
8425 Iowa Street
Downey, California 90241
Downey Community Health Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Downey Community Health Center offers other services. Additional focused attention includes short-term and long term care, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.
Fined $5,000 for substandard careFinancial Penalties and Violations
The investigators for the state of California and federal nursing home regulatory agencies have the legal responsibility of penalizing any facility that has violated rules and regulations that harmed or could have harmed a resident. These penalties often include monetary fines and denying payment of Medicare services. Typically, the higher the penalty, the more egregious the problem.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Downey Community Health Center for $5,000 on December 05, 2017, citing substandard care. This nursing facility received twenty-seven complaints and self-reported nine 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 state of California and federal government nursing home regulatory agencies routinely update their care home database system. This list contains historical information 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, three out of five stars for staffing issues, and three out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Develop, Implement and Enforce Policies That Prevent Mistreatment, Neglect or Abuse of Residents – citation #F226 date June 28, 2017
- Failure to Ensure the Nursing Home Area Remained Free of Accident Hazards and Risks and Provides Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F323 date June 19, 2017
The state investigators determined the nursing home "failed to report an unusual occurrence to the Department of Health (Licensing and Certification Program) within twenty-four hours of the observation and knowledge of [the resident’s] right maxillary sinus fracture (broken bone) as indicated in the facility’s policy and procedure.”
The state investigators stated that the resident’s “right maxillary sinus fracture was reported to the Department of Health on May 16, 2017, (five days after). This deficient practice had the potential to cause a recurrence of the incident and further jeopardize [the resident’s] safety.”
The resident “was observed with discoloration to the left side of her face and underneath the eye.” At that time, the resident “could not explain what happened.” There was also a little cut on her left eyebrow. A Registered Nurse (RN) stated, “the resident was transferred to the hospital (two days) after the unwitnessed fall because she noticed a change in the resident’s mental status.” The hospital physical report indicated that the resident “had a fracture of the right maxillary sinus.”
The Director of Nursing stated, “she was not notified until May 16, 2017, (four days later)” of the incident and said that “the resident’s right maxillary sinus fracture was considered an unusual occurrence and that it needed to be reported within twenty-four hours.”
The facility “failed to provide staff supervision to prevent resident-to-resident altercations in the dining room for [two residents]. This deficient practice resulted in a resident-to-resident altercation and [one resident] sustaining a reddened left cheek area.”
The Social Services Note for that day indicated that in the morning, “a peer was cursing at [the resident] in the dining room and the resident reacted by striking the peer.” A note indicated that one resident struck the other resident “in the face and the resident notified nursing staff of the incident.”
Do you suspect that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment while living at Downey Community Health 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 Downey.
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