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La Habra Convalescent Hospital
For many family members, detecting abuse and neglect in a nursing facility can be challenging at best, especially if your loved one has symptoms that mask the typical effects of mistreatment. In many cases, friends and family will mistake the natural progression of the aging process or a debilitating disease when actual abuse or neglect is occurring.
If you suspect that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment while living in a Orange County nursing facility, contact the California Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal assistance. Our team of abuse prevention lawyers has handled cases just like yours, and we can help your family too. Call us now so we can begin working on your case today to ensure you receive financial compensation for your damages.La Habra Convalescent Hospital
This facility is a "for-profit" 86-certified bed long term care center providing care and services to residents of La Habra and Orange County, California. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating home is located at:
1233 West La Habra Boulevard
La Habra, California 90631
La Habra Convalescent Hospital
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, La Habra Convalescent Hospital offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long term care, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.Financial Penalties and Violations
California and federal agencies are duty-bound to monitor every nursing home and levy monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare when investigators identify serious violations of nursing home regulations and rules. In some cases, the nursing home receives multiple penalties if surveyors find severe violations that harmed or could have harmed a resident.
This nursing facility received five 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 ConsultationLa Habra 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, two out of five stars for staffing issues, and two 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 December 18, 2017
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to attempt the least restrictive restraint measures [before] applying the hand mitten restraint to [one resident]. This [deficient practice] had the potential to cause injury and effect [the resident’s] psychosocial well-being.” The investigators reviewed the facility’s policies and procedures titled: Restraints and Position Change Alarm Use from November 2017, that reads in part:
“A physical restraint is defined as any method or physical or mechanical device, equipment, or material that is attached or adjacent to the resident’s body, which cannot be removed easily by the resident and restricts the resident’s freedom of movement or normal access to his/her body.” When physical restraint is used, the facility must use the least restrictive restraints for the least amount of time.”
The state investigators observed and interviewed the resident at the resident’s bedside. During that time, the resident was “observed in bed, awake, wearing bilateral hand mittens.” The resident stated that “she liked to have the mittens on because it prevented her from scratching her wounds.” The resident stated that “she wore them while sleeping and was about to take a nap.”
A review of the resident’s Care Plan Conference Records shows that the resident’s family “was aware of the situation and the facility would continue to monitor [her]. A further review failed to show the facility attempted interventions, including less restrictive alternatives.”
Additionally, the resident’s medical record “failed to show a pre-restraint assessment was completed and failed to show any less restrictive alternatives were attempted to treat the medical symptom but were ineffective prior to applying the hand mittens.”
A Registered Nurse stated that the resident wore the mittens to avoid removing her wound dressings at night and verified that “a pre-restraint assessment was not completed” before the application of using the mittens began.
Do you suspect that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment while residing at La Habra Convalescent Hospital? Contact the California nursing home abuse prevention lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Orange County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including La Habra.
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Sources:Inspection Report - 12/18/2017