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Mountain View Convalescent Hospital
Many families have limited options on how to handle the care of a loved one who requires medical professionals in a skilled nursing environment. Typically, reputable nursing homes follow established procedures and protocols to ensure that every resident’s needs are met. Unfortunately, mistreatment still occurs in some facilities in California.
If your loved one was victimized while living in a Los Angeles County nursing facility, contact the California Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers represent your family to ensure you receive financial compensation from recovering your damages. Call us now so we can begin working on your case today.Mountain View Convalescent Hospital
This center is a 114-certified bed Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility providing services to residents of Sylmar and Los Angeles County, California. The "for-profit" long-term care home is located at:
13333 Fenton Avenue
Sylmar, California 91342
Mountain View Convalescent Hospital
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Mountain View Convalescent Hospital 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 $37,580 for substandard careFinancial Penalties and Violations
The federal government and the state of California routinely monitor every nursing facility to identify serious violations of established rules and regulations and levy monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare when problems are found. Typically, these violations result in penalties when investigators found severe problems that harmed or could have harmed a resident.
Within the last three years, investigators imposed two monetary penalties against Mountain View Convalescent Hospital, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $27,580 fine on June 21, 2017, and a $10,000 fine on June 08, 2017, for a total of $37,580.
This nursing facility received fifteen 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.
Call (800) 926-7565 Toll-Free for a No Obligation ConsultationSylmar California Nursing Home Safety Concerns
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, 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 August 24, 2018
The state investigators determined the nursing home "failed to report an allegation of sexual abuse made by [one resident]. Two Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) did not immediately report an allegation of a rape made by [the resident]. This deficient practice had the potential for the alleged abuse to be undetected and investigated promptly to ensure the resident’s safety.”
The investigation involved a cognitively intact resident who “requires two-person extensive assistance in transfers, walking, dressing, and toilet use.” A review by the Interdisciplinary Team and Progress Notes revealed that the resident had “verbalized that he was inappropriately touched by [a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)]. The Progress Note also indicated a proper investigation was immediately conducted, and upon interview of [the resident], he denied ever experiencing inappropriate touching by a staff member.”
The resident denied “ever making the statement [that a CNA] tried to rape me.” The resident “expressed they feel safe and happy with the care provided in the facility.”
A complainant stated that the resident had told another CNA “he had been raped by [a CNA]. The complainant said the resident allegedly stated [that the reporting CNA told the allegedly abusive CNA] of the allegation at lunch later that day and that [the allegedly abusive CNA] stated the allegation did not occur. The complainant stated she spoke with [the allegedly abusive CNA who said] she told the Administrator regarding the physical abuse allegation when she was discussing her light-duty assignment at a later time.”
The allegedly abusive CNA stated that the other CNA had notified her in the break room at lunch that there was an allegation of abuse and that “she did not commit any abuse.” The CNA stated that “she did not report the allegation because it was so far-fetched and that [the resident] stated many statements at many different times and other non-related statements that were not true.”
Do you believe that your loved one was the victim of abuse or neglect while living at Mountain View Convalescent Hospital? 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.
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