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Four Seasons Healthcare and Wellness Center
Many families are overwhelmed when they make the ultimate decision to place a loved one in a nursing home to ensure the quality of their life is maximized. They believe that they will receive the best care in a compassionate, respected, and safe environment. Unfortunately, not all members of the nursing team will uphold their responsibility and provide care that meets the resident’s needs.
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 help. Our team of abuse prevention lawyers can work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive monetary compensation for your damages. Let us begin working on your case today.Four Seasons Healthcare and Wellness Center
This center is a 201-certified bed Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility providing services to residents of North Hollywood and Los Angeles County, California. The "for-profit" long-term care home is located at:
5335 Laurel Canyon Blvd.
North Hollywood, California 91607
Four Seasons Healthcare and Wellness Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Four Seasons Healthcare and Wellness Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long term care.
The facility also provides comprehensive rehab services, wound care, swallowing disorder, IV (intervenous) care, post-stroke care, cardiac conditioning, pain management, stroke rehab, neurological care, resistance training, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.
Fined $9,597 for substandard careFinancial Penalties and Violations
When investigators working for the federal government identify severe violations of nursing home rules and regulations, they can penalize the facility by a denial of payment for Medicare services or impose monetary fines.
Within the last three years, investigators imposed two monetary penalties against Four Seasons Healthcare And Wellness Center, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $6,500 fine on March 12, 2018, and a $3,097 fine on March 21, 2017, for a total of $9,597.
This nursing facility received twenty-three complaints and self-reported seven 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 ConsultationNorth Hollywood California Nursing Home Safety Concerns
The state of California and Medicare.com routinely update their comprehensive list of deficiencies online to reflect all 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 four out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Ensure That Every Resident Is Free from the Use of Physical Restraints Unless Need for Medical Treatment – citation #F604 date January 2, 2018
The state investigators determined that the nursing home "failed to ensure continuous appropriate assessments of less restricting measures [before] using physical restraints.” The nursing home also failed to “ensure a resident was free from physical restraints by placing bed linen around the resident’s waist without a Physician’s order.”
The state investigators determined that “these deficient practices have the potential [to cause a] negative psychosocial impact for [one resident’s] well-being by being restrained.” The investigators reviewed a Licensed Nurse’s Progress Note documented at 4:00 AM that indicated that the resident “was trying to get out of bed, the nursing staff tried to help her to avoid a fall and injuries from a fall.” The resident “was combative and aggressive to the staff. She started to throw herself on the floor with her uncontrollable body.”
The document indicates that the “Charge Nurse instructed a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) to apply linen around the resident’s waist and put her in her wheelchair to monitor closely.” A review of the resident’s Physician’s orders indicated that “prior to using physical or chemical restraints, the facility should use less restricting measures that may use a tab alarm/padding alarm while in a wheelchair or bed to anticipate immediate needs.”
There was a New Physician’s order that indicated that “the resident may have a self-release belt for safety for the resident’s uncontrollable behavior by throwing herself on the floor, aggressive/combative behavior. If behaviors continue, request one-on-one [supervision].” The document also indicates that the nursing staff was to discontinue a lap buddy order. However, “there was no evidence of a written order to apply a lap buddy [before] the discontinuation order.”
The Director of Nursing indicated that the resident had behavioral issues, was very agitated and aggressive toward others and stated that “the staff member restrained the resident to protect her from a fall.”
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