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Long Beach Healthcare Center
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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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Long Beach Healthcare Center
This nursing home is a Medicare and Medicaid-participating "for-profit" center providing care and services to residents of Long Beach and Los Angeles County, California. The 154-certified bed nursing facility is located at:
3401 Cedar Avenue
Long Beach, California 90807
Long Beach Healthcare Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Long Beach 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, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.
Financial Penalties and Violations
Both the federal government and the state of California can impose monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare of any nursing facility that has been found to have violated the established nursing home rules and regulations.
This nursing facility received fourteen complaints and self-reported eighteen 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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Long Beach 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 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 May 17, 2018
- Failure to Provide Appropriate Pressure Ulcer Care Prevent New Ulcers from Developing – citation #F686 date July 16, 2018
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to follow its policy regarding monitoring and maintaining alarms and functional use and applying a Wander Guard (a tracking system placed on the wrist or ankle that activates door alarms if the resident moves outside a specific area) as prescribed by the physician and the resident’s Plan of Care. The facility’s staff failed to implement safety measures to ensure adequate supervision, and that alarm doors were functional to prevent elopement for [three residents].”
In one incident, a newly admitted resident had “traveled over 30 miles and was found at an Assisted Living Facility lower level of care.” Another resident “who had a high risk for elopement, did not have a Wander Guard on as per the Physician’s orders.” A third resident, “who had a high risk for elopement and had a Wander Guard wrist band [accessed] the facility’s unlocked and unarmed maintenance door, which was observed to lead to the outside parking lot and the main street.”
The “facility failed to obtain treatment orders and provide daily treatments for a Stage III pressure ulcer (pressure wound that extends into the tissue beneath the skin that exposes underlying tissue) on the right heel for [one resident].” The “deficient practice had the potential for the pressure ulcer to worsen and result in an infection.”
The Director of Nursing confirmed that the resident “did not have any treatment orders for wound care during the resident’s five-day stay from April 9, 2018, to April 13, 2018. The Director stated [that the resident] was at risk for developing pressure ulcers and a treatment order should have been obtained and daily treatment should have been provided for the resident’s right heel pressure ulcer.”
A review of the resident’s Braden Scale for Predicting Pressure Sore Risk dated April 10, 2018, indicated that the resident “was at a very high risk for developing pressure ulcers.”
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