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Laurel Convalescent Hospital
Do you suspect that your loved one has been victimized by nursing home neglect at the hands of caregivers in charge of providing the best care? Are you concerned that their facility-acquired bedsore or an injury from the fall could have been prevented had the staff followed the established standards of protocol? If so, contact the California Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal intervention.
Our team of abuse prevention lawyers has worked on cases exactly like yours and can help your family, too. Call us now so we can begin working on your San Bernardino County nursing home neglect case today. Time is of the essence; all necessary paperwork must be filed in the proper California county courthouse before the statute of limitations expires.Laurel Convalescent Hospital
This long-term care center is a "for-profit" 99-certified bed home providing care to residents of Fontana and San Bernardino County, California. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
7509 N Laurel Ave
Fontana, California 92336
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Laurel 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
Both the federal government and the state of California have the legal responsibility to levy monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare if a nursing home has violated established rules and regulations that harm or could have harmed residents.
This nursing home received five complaints and self-reported one serious issue over the last thirty-six months 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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The state of California and Medicare.com routinely update their comprehensive list of deficiencies online to reflect all 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 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 March 2, 2018
- Failure to Ensure Services Provided by the Nursing Facility Meet Professional Standards of Quality – citation #F281 date August 10, 2017
The state investigators determined that the nursing home "failed to implement an individualized Care Plan for Smoking for [one resident].” This “failure has a potential for [the resident’s] safety needs to be unmet, which can place [the resident] at risk for injury or even death.”
A review of the resident’s Smoker at Risk Assessment indicated that the resident “was a non-independent smoker and required supervision.” However, a review of the Care Plan for Smoking documented by the Social Services Director indicated that the resident “needs no supervision while smoking.” Alternatively, the Interdisciplinary Team documented that the resident “was oriented to the facility smoking policies and procedures [and] was not informed that he is supposed to smoke under staff supervision.”
The state investigators interviewed and observed the resident at 7:16 AM in the hallway. The resident stated that “he is a smoker and smokes any brand of cigarette [saying that] for some time he smokes alone or sometimes most was with staff supervision.” The resident indicated that “he did not know he requires staff supervision for smoking.”
The “facility failed to notify the physician that an appointment was canceled and needed to be rescheduled for [one resident] who had an appointment for a right shoulder magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) due to pain, to rule out a rotator cuff tear.” This failure “had the potential for [a resident] to develop more tears on the right shoulder and to receive a delay in treatment and care due to late confirmation of the diagnosis.”
The investigators interviewed the resident who stated that he had gone for an MRI the month previously, “but it was not done because he got dizzy during the procedure.” The resident stated, “when I talked to the nurse to ask when the next MRI is, they say they will let me know. They are giving me the runaround. It has been a month now.”
Investigators interviewed a Licensed Vocational Nurse and asked if he had called the General Acute Care Hospital. The nurse stated that “I did not document that I called him [the doctor]” to “notify him and verify that [the resident] still wants the MRI done.”
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