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Montebello Care Center
Lawyers for Abused & Injured at Montebello Care Center
For many family members, detecting abuse and neglect in a nursing facility can be challenging at best, especially if your loved one has symptoms that mask the typical effects of mistreatment. In many cases, friends and family will mistake the natural progression of the aging process or a debilitating disease when actual abuse or neglect is occurring.
If you suspect that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment 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 just like yours, and we can help your family too. Call us now so we can begin working on your case today to ensure you receive financial compensation for your damages.
Montebello Care Center
This Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is a "for-profit" center providing services to residents of Montebello and Los Angeles County, California. The 99-certified bed long-term care home is located at:
1035 W Beverly Blvd
Montebello, California 90640
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Montebello Care 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 $35,126 for substandard care
Financial Penalties and Violations
The state of California and the federal government are legally responsible for monitoring each nursing home and impose monetary fines and deny payments through Medicare if serious violations have been identified. These penalties are typically imposed when the violation is severe and harmed or could have harmed a resident.
Within the last three years, investigators imposed two monetary penalties against Montebello Care Center, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $28,587 fine on November 18, 2017, and a $6,539 fine on February 28, 2017, for a total of $35,126. During this time, Medicare denied payment on November 18, 2017, due to a lack of quality care.
This nursing facility received eleven complaints and self-reported twenty-one 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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Montebello California Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Your family can visit Medicare.gov and the California Department of Public Health website to obtain a complete list of all violations, citations, and deficiencies identified by investigators and surveyors.
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 Develop, Implement and Enforce Policies That Prevent Mistreatment, Neglect or Abuse of Residents – citation #F226 date November 18, 2017
- Failure to Ensure the Nursing Home Area Remained Free of Accident Hazards and Risks and Provides Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F323 date November 18, 2017
The state investigators determined the nursing home "failed to screen five facility staff for a history of abuse, neglect, or mistreating residents [before] employment at the facility, as indicated in the facility’s policy and procedure. This deficient practice had the potential to result in resident abuse and mistreatment that could lead to the resident’s decline in quality of life and care.”
The facility “failed to ensure residents did not have medication at the bedside unless they were assessed and determine safe or self-administration medications.” This deficient practice “had the potential for the resident to take the medication incorrectly or for other residents who elope to obtain the medication.”
Documentation shows the resident stated that on January 23, 2018, “she had to call 911 because her roommate refused to lower the volume from her television set at midnight and the nurse was not helping her. As a result, [the resident] slept in her wheelchair in the hallway from 2:00 AM to 6:00 AM.”
During the early morning hours, the resident “felt palpitations and placed a Nitroglycerin [tablet] under her tongue. When asked where she got the Nitro, she removed the Nitro bottle from her unlocked top drawer of a bedside dresser.” The state investigators reviewed the resident’s medical records that “did not include an assessment documenting [that the resident] was safe to self-administer her medication.”
A Licensed Vocational Nurse reviewed the resident’s medical records and verified that “there was no Physician order or assessment for safe administration of medication for [the resident].”
Want More Information About Montebello Care Center? Our Lawyers Can Help
Do you believe that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment, abuse, or neglect while living at Montebello 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 Montebello.
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.