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Griffith Park Healthcare Center
Lawyers for Injured & Mistreated at Griffith Park Healthcare Center
Every nursing home in California has a legal obligation to provide each patient with the highest level of care according to established standards of quality. Unfortunately, many nursing staff will fail to follow the traditional procedures and protocols that can lead to preventable accidents, injuries, and the development of life-threatening bedsores.
If your loved one was injured while residing in Los Angeles County nursing facility, contact the California Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for help. Our team of abuse prevention lawyers has successfully resolved many compensation cases just like yours, and we can help your family too.
The Griffith Park Healthcare Center
This facility is a "for-profit" 94-certified bed long term care center providing care and services to residents of Glendale and Los Angeles County, California. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating home is located at:
201 Allen Ave.
Glendale, California 91201
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Griffith Park Healthcare Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long term care, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.
Fined $58,497 for substandard care
Financial Penalties and Violations
Federal and state investigators can penalize any nursing home that has violated rules and regulations that resulted in harm or could have resulted in harm to a resident. These penalties include imposing monetary fines and denying payment for Medicare services.
Medicare has cited this facility for abuse. Medicare says that “every nursing home resident deserves to retain their basic human dignity and be treated with respect at all times. Abuse and neglect are never acceptable.” Nursing homes “cited for abuse are required to take steps to protect their residents.”
Within the last thirty-six months, investigators imposed three monetary penalties against Griffith Park Healthcare Center, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $6,500 fine on August 24, 2018, a $41,997 fine on August 24, 2018, and a $10,000 fine on March 29, 2017, for a total of $58,497.
This nursing facility received sixty complaints and self-reported fourteen 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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Glendale 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 three 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 August 15, 2019
- Failure to Protect Every Resident from All Forms of Abuse Including Physical and Sexual Assault, Physical Punishment, and Neglect by Anybody – citation #F600 date March 22, 2019
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to report an allegation of abuse regarding [two residents] to the State Survey Agency (Department of Health) and other officials immediately, for [one abuse allegation according to] State law in the facility’s policy and procedures. This deficient practice had the potential to place residents at risk for harm.”
The facility reported incident concerning resident-to-resident abuse involved a cognitively intact resident who requires “limited to extensive assistance with bed mobility, transfer, walking in room/corridor, locomotion on-and-off unit, dressing, toilet use, and personal hygiene.” A facility reported incident occurred on July 30, 2019. A “resident-to-resident abuse allegation between [two residents] was reported.”
The documentation shows that two residents “got into a verbal altercation resulting in [one resident hitting the other resident].” The second resident, “called local law enforcement to respond but did not make a report.” The first resident denied hitting the second resident.
The facility Director of Nursing acknowledged that an incident occurred between the two residents and it was being investigated. The Director stated that “the incident was reported to her on July 29, 2019, but she did not report the allegation to the state” until three days later and acknowledged that “the allegation was not reported immediately (within two hours) to the State Agency” as required by law.
The facility “failed to ensure one resident was not sexually abused as indicated by the facility’s policy and procedures.” The investigation involves an incident where a resident alleged that a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) “sexually assaulted and raped her inside her room on the bed on February 14, 2019, at approximately 4:30 AM.”
This “deficient practice resulted in the sexual abuse of [the resident] to have vaginal and body pain, bloody vaginal discharge and [suicidal ideation], they feel fear, and were admitted to the hospital for psychiatric stabilization.”
Were You Abused or Neglected at Griffith Park Healthcare Center? We Can Help
Were you the victim of mistreatment, neglect, or abuse while living at Griffith Park Healthcare 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 Glendale.
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