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Huntington Healthcare Center
Do you suspect that the injury your loved one obtained while living in a Los Angeles County nursing facility could have been prevented had the nursing staff followed the established procedures and protocols? Was there harm through resident-to-resident abuse or staff-to-resident negligence? If so, contact the California Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for legal assistance.
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This nursing facility is a "for-profit" Medicare and Medicaid-participating home providing services to residents of Los Angeles and Los Angeles County, California. The 99-certified bed long-term care center is located at:
4515 Huntington Drive South
Los Angeles, California 90032
Huntington Healthcare Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Huntington Healthcare Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long term care.
The facility also provides comprehensive rehab services, wound care, pulmonary care, IV (intervenous) care, post-stroke care, enteral nutrition, pain management, respite care, hospice, hypertension care, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.
Fined $48,168 for substandard careFinancial Penalties and Violations
Federal and state investigators have a legal obligation to penalize any nursing home that violated a rule or regulation that harmed or could have harmed a resident. These penalties typically include imposed monetary fines or denial of payment for Medicare services. Usually, the higher the violation, the higher the fine.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Huntington Healthcare Center for $48,168 on December 15, 2017, citing substandard care. This nursing facility received thirteen complaints and self-reported two 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 ConsultationLos Angeles California Nursing Home Safety Concerns
The federal government and California Department of Public Health website update comprehensive information containing historical details of all citations and violations.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including two out of five stars concerning health inspections, one out of five stars for staffing issues, and four out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Develop, Implement and Enforce Policies and Procedures That Prevent Abuse, Neglect, and Mistreatment – citation #F607 date April 13, 2018
- Failure to Ensure the Nursing Home Area Remained Free of Accident Hazards and Risks and Provides Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F323 date August 11, 2017
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to implement its policy and procedure on Patient Abuse by failing to ensure [one employee] received appropriate training on abuse prevention.”
This “deficient practice resulted in [a Licensed Vocational Nurse] not being knowledgeable on abuse prevention and how to appropriately respond to an aggressive resident, which had the potential of exposing [the resident] and other residents to all types of abuse.”
The state investigators reviewed a facility-reported incident dated December 25, 2017. The document indicates that “there was an altercation between [a Licensed Vocational Nurse and a resident] that occurred on December 23, 2017, at 6:45 PM.” The facility called the police the same day. The police “found no evidence of battery or assault by staff.”
However, the Licensed Vocational Nurse’s “employee file indicated the employee was not trained on abuse prevention and how to manage a response to an aggressive resident.” The Administrator stated that the Licensed Vocational Nurse “was relieved of his job due to his behavior and poor attendance.” The Director of Staff Development stated that she had conducted in-services to all staff members at the facility. However, that specific Licensed Vocational Nurse “did not attend that day.”
The facility “failed to provide care and services to prevent falls for [one resident] who was assessed to have the tendency to lean forward when in a seated position, in accordance with assessments, Care Plans, and Physician’s orders.”
The nursing staff failed to ensure that the resident’s reclining wheelchair was tilted back to prevent the resident from falling forward. The nursing home failed to “provide a wedge seat cushion (a cushion used to help prevent wheelchair-bound individuals from sliding forward) in the reclining wheelchair to prevent [the resident] from leaning forward.”
These deficient practices resulted in the resident “sustaining a fall with a right ankle laceration and was sent out to the hospital for sutures.”
Do you suspect that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment while residing at Huntington 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 Los Angeles.
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