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Pacifica Hospital of the Valley Skilled Nursing Facility

Attorneys for Abused & Injured at Pacifica Hospital of the Valley Skilled Nursing Facility

Pacifica Hospital of the Valley Skilled Nursing FacilityMany families have limited options for what to do when they can no longer provide care to a loved one in need of extensive medical treatments or hygiene assistance. Some families choose to relocate their loved one into a nursing home believing that they will receive the best care in a safe, compassionate environment. Unfortunately, mistreatment still occurs at many facilities throughout California.

If your loved one was abused or neglected while residing in a Los Angeles County nursing facility, contact the California Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal help. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers work on your behalf to ensure that those responsible for causing the harm are held legally and financially accountable. We will use the law to ensure your family receives monetary compensation for your damages.

Pacifica Hospital of the Valley Skilled Nursing Facility

This nursing center is a "for-profit" Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility providing services and cares to residents of Sun Valley and Los Angeles County, California. The 98-certified bed long-term care nursing home is located at:

9449 San Fernando Road
Sun Valley, California 91352
(818) 767-3310
Pacifica Hospital of the Valley Skilled Nursing Facility

In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Pacifica Hospital of the Valley Skilled Nursing Facility offers other services. Additional focused attention 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.

Financial Penalties and Violations

State and federal investigators have the legal authority to penalize any nursing home cited for serious violations of regulations and rules. These penalties include levying monetary fines and denying payment of Medicare services. Typically, these violations result in penalties when investigators found severe problems that harmed or could have harmed a resident.

The nursing home received five complaints over the last three years that resulted in a violation citation. Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the comprehensive California Department of Social Services Adult Protective Services Website.

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Sun Valley California Nursing Home Safety Concerns One Star Rating

Information on every intermediate and long-term care home in the state can be reviewed on government-owned and operated database websites, including the California Department of Public Health and Medicare.gov.

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 Ensure That Every Resident Is Free from the Use of Physical Restraints Unless Need for Medical Treatment – citation #F604 date May 15, 2019
  • The state investigators determined the nursing home "failed to provide documentation of the attending nurse’s monitoring of a resident while restrained, therefore, not acknowledging his changing needs.”

    The state investigators conducted a tour of the facility, accompanied by a Registered Nurse (RN), and observed the resident “in bed with mittens covering both his hands. The resident also had an elastic abdominal binder that covered his gastronomy tube. The resident was not able to communicate verbally at that time; he did not appear to be agitated or anxious.”

    The surveyors also say that there was a surgical incision in the resident’s throat to assist in breathing using a ventilation machine through an attached tube. A “dressing covered a portion of the resident sacral area.”

    At the time of the observation, the Registered Nurse stated that “mittens were placed on the resident’s hands because he had been trying to remove lines” attached to his gastronomy tube. The RN said that “the facility does not consider this particular kind of mittens as forms of restraints because there is a split along the mittens on the backside of his hands allowing him to remove his fingers from inside of the mittens.”

    The RN stated that “the attending nurse monitors [the resident] every two hours to ensure circulation relative to the use of the mittens.” The RN said that the resident “had developed a pressure ulcer over the sacral area as a consequence of having an extended bout” of a bacterial infection that manifests as acute diarrhea and an “ensuing loss of weight.”

    However, “there was only documented monitoring for the first fourteen hours after the order for the mittens; no other documentation was present in the resident’s record.”

Need More Information About Pacifica Hospital of the Valley Skilled Nursing Facility? Let Us Help

Was your loved one mistreated while residing at Pacifica Hospital of the Valley Skilled Nursing Facility? 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 Sun Valley.

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. All information you share with our law offices will remain confidential.

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