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Grand Valley Health Care Center
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Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive an adequate monetary recovery for your damages. We use the law to ensure that those responsible for causing the harm are held legally accountable. Let us begin working on your case today.Grand Valley Health Care Center
This long-term care center is a 99-certified bed "for-profit" home providing services to residents of Van Nuys and Los Angeles County, California. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
13524 Sherman Way
Van Nuys, California 91405
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Grand Valley Health Care Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long term care, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.
Fined $6,633 for substandard careFinancial Penalties and Violations
State surveyors and federal investigators can penalize nursing homes by denying payment for Medicare services or imposing monetary fines if the facility has been cited for a serious violation of a regulation or rule that harmed or could have harmed residents.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Grand Valley Health Care Center for $6,633 on September 27, 2018, citing substandard care. This nursing facility received eleven 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.
Call (800) 926-7565 Toll-Free for a No Obligation ConsultationVan Nuys 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 four 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 August 13, 2019
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to place a resident, at a high risk for falls, in the lowest [bed] position.” This “failure had the potential for the resident to sustain an injury.”
The state investigators made an unannounced visit to the facility to investigate an issue involving quality of care. During the facility tour, a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) was observed assisting the resident “with the bed in the highest position.” After finishing assisting, the CNA left the resident “unattended with the bed in the high position.”
The investigators reviewed the Fall Risk Assessment for the resident in a Fall Risk Evaluation, which indicated a score of eleven where a score of ten or above represents High Risk.
A review of the resident’s Physician’s orders indicated that the bed is to remain in the lowest position at all times around the clock. During one observation of the resident, a Licensed Vocational Nurse saw the resident during the rounds “and lowered the bed.” That nurse stated that “she was during her rounds and repositioned the bed because it was placed in a high position.”
A CNA stated that she had left the resident to help another CNA and added that “she left the bed of the resident in the high position when the resident was in it [and added that the resident] was a high risk for falls.”
A review of the facility’s policy and procedure titled: Fall Risk and Prevention indicates “approaches to prevent falls may include: maintaining the bed in the lowest position.”
In a separate summary statement of deficiencies dated November 19, 2018, the facility “failed to ensure the safety of [one resident through a failure to] utilize two facility staff in providing care and transferring residents as indicated in the Plan of Care post-fall.” These deficient practices involving a severely cognitively impaired resident “had the potential to cause an avoidable accident to the resident and a repeat fall.”
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