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Good Shepherd Health Care Center of Santa Monica
Are you concerned that the medical staff is neglecting your loved one in a Los Angeles County nursing home? Do you suspect that they are being mistreated or abused by caregivers, employees, or other patients?
Contact the California Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal intervention. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers work on your behalf to stop the mistreatment now. We will use the law to ensure you receive financial compensation from recovering your damages.Good Shepherd Health Care Center of Santa Monica
This center is a 48-certified bed Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility providing services to residents of Santa Monica and Los Angeles County, California. The "for-profit" long-term care home is located at:
1131 Arizona Ave.
Santa Monica, California 90401
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Good Shepherd Health Care Center of Santa Monica offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long term care, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.
Fined $103,888 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, investigators imposed two monetary penalties against Good Shepherd Health Care Center of Santa Monica, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $93,888 fine on January 16, 2018, and a $10,000 fine on November 29, 2017, for a total of $103,888.
This nursing facility received twenty-six 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 ConsultationSanta Monica California Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Your family can visit Medicare.gov and the California Department of Public Health website to obtain a complete list of all violations, citations, and deficiencies identified by investigators and surveyors.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including one out of five stars concerning health inspections, one out of five stars for staffing issues, and two 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 December 15, 2018
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to report to the State Agency (Department of Public Health) an abuse allegation made by [one resident]. This [failure] resulted in a delay of an on-site inspection by the Department of Public Health to ensure the safety of the residents and to assure the abuse allegation was investigated.”
The investigation involved a severely cognitively impaired resident who “needs extensive assistance by staff with bed mobility, dressing, eating, toilet use, and personal hygiene.” The resident stated that “they had been hit in the face and in the stomach by an employee of the facility. When asked if he reported the incident to anyone in the facility, he stated he reported it to a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA).”
The facility Administrator stated that “they had been previously made aware of the abuse allegation [of the resident] by a family member.” The family member stated that the resident “informed them that a nurse hit him. The family member then stated they informed the Administrator.”
The Administrator stated that “they did not report the abuse allegation to the Department of Public Health because when they investigated the abuse allegation, it did not appear the resident was hit by [a staff member].”
Another CNA stated that the resident “had informed them that they were hit by [the alleged assaulting CNA].” The second CNA stated that “they then informed the Director of Staff Development.” A third CNA stated that the facility “did a body check of the resident with nothing noted” after the allegation of abuse and followed up with the resident “about the abuse allegation over the next few days.” During that time, the resident’s “story had remained consistent that he was hit by somebody.”
Has your loved one been being mistreated or neglected while living at Good Shepherd Health Care Center of Santa Monica? 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 Santa Monica.
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