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Mesa Glen Care Center
Lawyers for Injured & Abused at Mesa Glen Care Center
The number of cases involving mistreatment in nursing facilities throughout California has risen significantly over the last few decades. Many senior citizens, rehabilitating, and disabled become victims of abuse and neglect at the hands of caregivers, employees, visitors, or other patients. 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 assistance.
Our team of abuse prevention lawyers has handled cases precisely like yours, and we can help your family, too. Let us begin working on your case now to ensure you receive financial compensation from recovering your damages.
Mesa Glen Care Center
This nursing facility is a "for-profit" Medicare and Medicaid-participating home providing services to residents of Glendora and Los Angeles County, California. The 96-certified bed long-term care center is located at:
638 E Colorado Avenue
Glendora, California 91740
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Mesa Glen Care Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long term care.
Financial Penalties and Violations
Both the State of California and the federal government can impose a monetary fine or deny payments through Medicare when a nursing facility has been found to violate established regulations and rules. The higher the monetary penalty, the more serious the violation is that likely harmed or could have harmed one or more residents at the nursing home.
This nursing facility received nine 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.
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Glendora 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 out of five stars concerning health inspections, one out of five stars for staffing issues, and three out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Timely Report Suspected Abuse, Neglect or Theft and Report the Results of the Investigation to Proper Authorities – citation #F609 date December 14, 2018
- Failure to Develop and Implement a Complete Plan of Care That Meets All the Resident’s Needs – citation #F656 date March 5, 2019
The state investigators determined the nursing home "failed to report the results of the facility’s investigation to the California Department of Public Health within five working days of the incident for one resident-to-resident altercation.”
The state investigators conducted an unannounced visit on October 23, 2018, at 8:00 AM “to investigate a complaint of a facility-reported incident regarding an allegation of sexual abuse.” The document indicates that one resident “inappropriately touched [another resident’s] private part.” The investigation involved an allegedly sexually aggressive resident who “did not have the capacity to understand and make decisions.”
The sexually assaulted resident “had severely impaired cognitive skills and requires extensive assistance with one-person assist from staff for bed mobility, transfer, personal hygiene, and dressing.” The facility’s investigation report indicated that a Licensed Vocational Nurse heard the resident scream and “she entered the resident’s room.” The report stated that the nurse saw the allegedly aggressive resident sitting on the other resident’s bed. The aggressive resident’s “right hand was on [the other resident’s] private part.”
The Licensed Vocational Nurse immediately separated the residents. The facility Administrator stated that “the facility did not report the results of the investigation to the Department within five days of the incident, involving [both residents], which occurred on October 12, 2018.” The Administrator stated that “there was no good excuse, he usually sends the investigation results to the Department, but he did not do it at this time.”
The “facility failed to implement the Plan of Care for [one resident] as indicated in the facility’s policy. This deficient practice resulted in no hours of sleep monitoring for the use of a hypnotic [medication].” This deficient practice placed the resident “at risk of continued use of unnecessary medication.”
The investigative team observed the resident “ambulating with his walker in the facility” before coming to a resting position while standing. At that time, the resident “leaned over the left side of his walker and closed his eyes.” The Director of Nursing verified that the Care Plan for the use of the hypnotic medication “was not being followed to monitor the hours of sleep.”
Abused at Mesa Glen Care Center? Let Us Help
Was your loved one mistreated while residing at Mesa Glen Care 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 Glendora.
We provide every potential client a free initial case consultation and offer a 100% “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee. This promise means you will not pay us anything until after we have secured a monetary recovery on your behalf. All information you share with our law offices will remain confidential.