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Fidelity Health Care Nursing Center
Lawyers for Injured & Abused at Fidelity Health Care Nursing Center
Every staff member working in a nursing facility has a legal and ethical responsibility to provide each resident with the highest level of care according to established standards of quality. Unfortunately, many nursing facilities do not follow established procedures and protocols that prevent injuries, accidents, and the development of life-threatening pressure wounds.
If you suspect that your loved one was victimized through neglect or abuse while living in a Los Angeles County nursing facility, the California Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys can help. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive financial compensation for your damages.
Fidelity Health Care Nursing Center
This Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is a "for-profit" center providing services to residents of El Monte and Los Angeles County, California. The 90-certified bed long-term care home is located at:
11210 Lower Azusa Rd.
El Monte, California 91731
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Fidelity Health Care Nursing Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long term care, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.
Fined $33,951 for substandard care
Financial Penalties and Violations
The federal government and surveyors and California have a legal duty to monitor every nursing facility and impose monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare when investigators identify violations of established nursing home regulations and rules. In serious cases, the nursing facility will receive heavy monetary penalties if investigators find the violations are severe and harmed or could have harmed a resident.
Within the last thirty-six months, investigators imposed four monetary penalties against Fidelity Health Care Nursing Center, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $6,500 fine on July 20, 2018, a $6,500 fine on April 02, 2018, a $18,938 fine on October 14, 2017, and a $2,013 fine on May 15, 2017, for a total of $33,951. During this time, Medicare denied payment on October 14, 2017, due to a lack of quality care.
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.
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El Monte California Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Information on every intermediate and long-term care home in the state can be reviewed on government-owned and operated database websites, including the California Department of Public Health and Medicare.gov.
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 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 October 14, 2017
The state investigators determined that the facility “failed to prevent verbal abuse for [one resident] by failing to investigate [the resident’s] alleged verbal abuse allegation by a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), which occurred on August 1, 2017.” The nursing home also failed to “take necessary steps to prevent a recurrence of the alleged verbal abuse.”
The resident notified the facility on the day of the incident that a CNA “used foul language (bad words) when providing care to her, which made her feel threatened and requested [the CNA] not be assigned to her care and not come in the resident’s room.”
However, the facility staff CNA came to the resident’s room to care for the resident’s roommate. On August 26, 2017, the CNA “was slamming doors in the resident’s room, which resulted in an altercation with the resident and the CNA.” A Licensed Vocational Nurse heard the altercation.
The state investigators made an unannounced visit to the facility to investigate “a staff-to-resident altercation of verbal abuse by the [CNA] to the resident.” A review of the resident’s Brief Interview for Mental Status (BIMS) score and MDS (Minimum Data Set) Assessment indicated that the resident had no cognitive impairment but “requires limited assistance with activities of daily living.”
The Interdisciplinary Progress Note from that day indicated that the resident requested that the CNA not be assigned for her care and said the altercation had occurred. The resident stated that she “felt threatened for her safety and security. The ombudsman was contacted and a voice message was left.” A Report of Suspected Dependent Elder/Adult Abuse was filed.
Abused at Fidelity Health Care Nursing Center? Let Us Help
Were you the victim of mistreatment while you lived at Fidelity Health Care Nursing 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 El Monte.
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