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Maclay Healthcare Center
Lawyers for Neglected & Injured at Maclay Healthcare Center
Was your loved one mistreated while living in a Los Angeles County nursing facility? Are you concerned that they were the victims of abuse or neglect at the hands of caregivers or other residents? If so, contact the California Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal help.
Our team of abuse prevention lawyers has represented many nursing home victims and can assist your family, too. We provide every client with a free initial consultation to discuss their case and determine the best legal options to proceed. Call now so we can begin working on your case today.
Maclay Healthcare Center
This long-term care facility is a 141-certified bed Medicare and Medicaid-participating center providing services to residents of Sylmar and Los Angeles County, California. The "for-profit" home is located at:
12831 Maclay Street
Sylmar, California 91342
Maclay Healthcare Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Maclay 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, hospice, oncology care, dementia and memory care, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.
Fined $6,448 for substandard care
Financial Penalties and Violations
The federal government, through nursing home regulatory agencies, can impose fines or deny payment for Medicare services for any nursing facility with severe violations of rules and regulations. Typically, hefty fines are levied against the nursing home when the most egregious violations have occurred that harmed or could harm a resident.
Within the last three years, investigators imposed two monetary penalties against Maclay Healthcare Center, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $3,097 fine on February 08, 2017, and a $3,351 fine on October 21, 2016, for a total of $6,448. During this time, Medicare denied payment on August 11, 2017, due to a lack of quality care.
This nursing facility received forty-one complaints and self-reported five 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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Sylmar 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, four out of five stars for staffing issues, and two out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Develop and Implement Policies and Procedures to Ensure Employees Report Any Suspicion of a Crime against a Resident – citation #F608 date August 5, 2019
- Failure to Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F689 date April 12, 2019
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to report an allegation of abuse for [one resident].” An allegation “of physical abuse affecting the resident was presented to the facility staff, but the staff did not report such allegations to proper authorities. The lack of reporting has the potential to place the resident at risk for further danger, physical and psychosocial harm, or trauma.”
The investigative team made an unannounced visit at the facility to investigate a complaint regarding abuse. A review of a resident’s Progress Notes dated June 8, 2019, at 6:30 PM indicated that the resident had returned to the facility and a witnessing CNA plus had seen the resident “slapped on the face twice by a significant other.”
The facility Administrator stated that “the allegation of abuse should have been reported to the Department of Public Health within two hours. For allegations of physical abuse, the facility would notify the resident’s doctor, family, police, ombudsman (a public advocate in charge of representing the public interests in addressing complaints or violation of rights), and the Department of Health Services branch of the US federal government and transfer the resident if needed.”
The facility “failed to follow its policy on Following Fall Risk Management, Safety and Supervision of Residents in the resident’s Plan of Care to ensure [one resident] was provided safety devices, consistent visual monitoring or close supervision to prevent falls or minimize injury.”
It was documented that the facility “also failed to update the resident’s Plan of Care based on the fall risk assessment and the first fall incident by not identifying the specific need of the resident for close supervision.” As a result of the negligent action by the nursing staff the resident, “had a second fall incident [that caused] severe pain on the resident’s right leg.”
The nursing staff transferred the resident to a General Acute Care Hospital for treatment of a broken bone that requires extensive surgery.
Neglected or Abused at Maclay Healthcare Center? We Can Help
Do you believe that your loved one was the victim of abuse or neglect while living at Maclay 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 Sylmar.
Our legal team invites you to discuss your case with us today through an initial, free claim consultation. Also, we provide a 100% “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee, meaning you will not owe us anything until after we have secured a monetary recovery for your family.