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Palazzo Post Acute Nursing Facility
Lawyers for Mistreated & Injured at Palazzo Post Acute Nursing Facility
Deciding to entrust the medical team at a nursing home to provide a loved one the highest level of care can never be easy. In some situations, nurses and nurse’s aides will assure the family that they follow established standards of care when in fact that does not happen. Without warning, their loved one can be victimized through mistreatment, neglect or abuse due to mismanagement, insufficient staffing, or poor hiring practices.
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 help. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers handle your case to ensure your family receives financial compensation to recover your damages. We can begin working on your case now.
Palazzo Post Acute Nursing Facility
This long-term care facility is a 99-certified bed Medicare and Medicaid-participating center providing services to residents of Los Angeles and Los Angeles County, California. The "for-profit" home is located at:
5400 Fountain Ave
Los Angeles, California 90029
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Palazzo Post Acute Nursing Facility offers other services. Additional focused attention includes short-term and long term care.
Financial Penalties and Violations
The investigators working for the state of California and the federal government had the legal authority to impose monetary fines and deny payment for Medicare services if the nursing home has been cited for serious violations of established regulations and rules.
This nursing facility received eight 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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Los Angeles California Nursing Home Safety Concerns
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, two 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 May 30, 2019
- Failure to Respond Appropriately to All Alleged Violations – citation #F610 date October 15, 2018
The state investigators determined the nursing home "failed to report an alleged incident of financial abuse to the Department of Public Health, local law enforcement, and local ombudsman for [one resident].” This “deficient practice caused a delay in the investigation of an allegation by the Department of Public Health and had the potential for ongoing abuse.”
The state investigative team made an unannounced visit to the facility on May 9, 2019, “to investigate a complaint involving misappropriation of property. A complainant stated [that the resident] claimed he had $200 stolen from his backpack while in the facility.” The resident’s Brief Interview for Mental Status (BIMS) score of fifteen indicated intact cognition.
A Social Services Note indicated that the resident had “reported that someone took $200 from his back. The resident claimed that there was an envelope containing $290, and when he checked on his money, there was only ninety dollars, claiming $200 was missing from the envelope.”
The facility Administrator confirmed that the resident had reported that his money was allegedly stolen “from his backpack.” The Administrator stated that this incident of financial abuse “was not reported to the Department” as required by law.
The “facility failed to have evidence that all alleged violations of mistreatment were thoroughly investigated for [one resident]. This deficient practice had the potential for the resident to be actually harmed.”
A review of the Licensed Personnel Progress Notes dated June 25, 2018, indicated that the resident “was verbally abusive to the staff and refusing care from non-Spanish-speaking staff.” A Progress Note dated June 27, 2018, stated that during an interdisciplinary team meeting, “the resident mentioned the nurse on the night shift handled him roughly while giving care.”
A review of the record of complaint/grievance from the same day indicated that the resident “was transferred to another room, and the nurse involved was not to be assigned to the resident.” However, the Administrator “was unable to provide documentation of an investigation of the allegation.” The Administrator stated that “he did not report the allegation to the Department. He thought an investigation was conducted.” Additionally, the Administrator was “unable to provide documentation of an investigation or suspension of the accused staff.”
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Do you suspect that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment while living at Palazzo Post Acute 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 Los Angeles.
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