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La Paz Geropsychiatric Center
Lawyers for Abused & Neglected at La Paz Geropsychiatric Center
Families deciding to place a loved one into a nursing home are often overwhelmed at the thought that they will not receive the best care. Unfortunately, mistreatment occurs at many facilities nationwide, including in California.
If your loved one was injured while living in a Los Angeles County nursing facility, contact the California Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal intervention. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive financial compensation from recovering your damages. All the necessary paperwork must be filed in the proper county courthouse before the statute of limitations expires.
La Paz Geropsychiatric Center
This long-term care home is a "for-profit" 173-certified bed center providing care and services to residents of Paramount and Los Angeles County, California. The Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
8835 Vans Street Paramount, California 90723 (562) 633-5111 URL: https://www.telecarecorp.com/la-paz-gerosychiatric-center/
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, La Paz Geropsychiatric Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long term care, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.
Financial Penalties and Violations
The investigators for the federal and state nursing home regulatory agencies have the legal authority to impose monetary fines or deny payment for Medicare services if the nursing facility is cited for serious violations of rules and regulations.
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.”
This nursing facility received two complaints and self-reported fifty-six 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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Paramount California Nursing Home Safety Concerns
To ensure families are fully informed of the level of care every nursing home provides, the state of California and Medicare.com routinely update their long-term care home database systems with info on violations, citations, and deficiencies.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including one from five stars for health inspections, two out of five stars for staffing issues, and three out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Protect Every Resident from All Forms of Abuse Including Physical and Sexual Assault, Physical Punishment, and Neglect by Anybody – citation #F600 date October 19, 2018
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to implement its policy to protect [one resident] from being sexually abused by [another resident], by not monitoring both residents.” Documentation shows that on July 21, 2018, at 1:10 PM, one resident “sexually assaulted [another resident].” This “deficient practice resulted in [the sexually assaulted resident being] transferred to a General Acute Care Hospital.”
The hospital report indicates that the resident “sustained a bruise to the right shoulder, right thigh, abrasions (area damaged by scraping or wearing away) to bilateral breast and nipples, bruises (skin discoloration) to the left side of the back, and a large open laceration (cut) to the posterior fourchette (small fold of the membrane connecting the labia minora in the posterior part of the vulva) of the vagina.”
The facility’s Final Investigation related to the resident being abused was dated July 24, 2018. The document states that a facility laundry staff member observed the resident “on top of the female resident.” The laundry staff member stated that the male resident sexually assaulted the female resident through “sexual intercourse and penetration without her consent.”
Documentation shows that the sexually aggressive male resident was “moderately impaired with poor decision-making and required cues/supervision for daily decision-making.” The Post-Event Assessment Form from the same day indicated that the resident was seen by the laundry staff member in the female resident’s room lying on top of the female resident. It also indicated that the female resident “was clothed,” and the male resident was “clothed and getting off [the female resident] and into his wheelchair.” The form indicated that the male resident “put his fingers to his lips in an ‘shhh’ manner and told the witness don’t say anything.”
The report indicates that the laundry staff member had observed blood on the female resident’s clothing, the bed, and the resident’s hand. The document shows that when the resident was interviewed and asked about the incident, the male resident stated, “I was only kissing her.” The report indicated, “the blood was observed on [the male resident’s] left hand by the nursing staff.”
Mistreated at La Paz Geropsychiatric Center? We Can Help
Do you believe that your loved one has suffered harm through mistreatment while living at La Paz Geropsychiatric 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 Paramount.
It is always free to discuss your case with our legal team. We provide a 100% “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee, meaning you will owe us nothing until we can secure a financial recovery on your behalf.