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Palos Verdes Health Care Center
Relocating an elderly loved one into a nursing facility is often the toughest decision a family can make. Many times, the family will perform extensive research in the hopes of finding the most comfortable and safest environment. Unfortunately, the incident rate involving mistreatment occurring in nursing homes throughout California has risen significantly over the last few years.
If your loved one was harmed while living in a Los Angeles County nursing facility, contact the California Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal intervention. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive monetary compensation from recovering your damages.Palos Verdes Health Care Center
This nursing center is a "for-profit" Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility providing services and cares to residents of Lomita and Los Angeles County, California. The 48-certified bed long-term care nursing home is located at:
26303 Western Ave.
Lomita, California 90717
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Palos Verdes Health Care Center offers other services. Additional focused attention includes short-term and long term care.
Fined $6,633 for substandard careFinancial Penalties and Violations
The investigators working for the state and federal government are legally authorized to impose monetary fines or deny payment for Medicare services if a nursing facility has been cited for serious violations of rules and regulations.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Palos Verdes Health Care Center for $6,633 on January 17, 2019, citing substandard care. The nursing home received seven 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.
Call (800) 926-7565 Toll-Free for a No Obligation ConsultationLomita 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 four 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 March 26, 2019
The state investigators determined the nursing home "failed to ensure [three residents] were free from physical restraints.” This deficient practice “violated the resident’s rights and had the potential to cause physical as well as emotional harm.”
One incident involved a severely cognitively impaired resident who needs “supervision for bed mobility and extensive assistance for transfers.” The resident’s MDS (Minimum Data Set) Assessment under restraints dated October 11, 2018, indicated that the resident “had none and was not using any restraints.” However, a review of the resident’s Physical Restraint Assessment Record dated April 6, 2017, indicated the resident’s “current type of restraint is both side rails (structural support attach the frame of the bed) up as enablers (assistive device) to aid in mobility in bed.”
The survey team reviewed the resident’s Physician’s orders, and “there was no signed consent (permission) in the medical record” for the use of any restraint. There was also no “signed informed consent for the use of the lap tray” in [the resident’s] medical records.
On March 19, 2019, just before noon, the resident was observed: “in the Geri-chair (geriatric chair or medical chair) with a lap tray, in the dining room.” Approximately thirty minutes later, the resident “was seen inside the resident’s room, sitting in the Geri-chair with a lap tray.” The surveyors asked a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) “to release and remove the lap tray from in front of the resident’s waist area.” The CNA “had slight difficulty releasing the two buttons on the opposite sides before she could actually push the tray away from the resident’s body.”
Two days later, the resident “was seen inside the resident’s room, sitting in the Geri-chair with a lap tray which was witnessed by [another CNA].” The surveyors asked the CNA to ask the resident to remove the lap tray. The resident stated that “she could not remove it.”
The Director of Staff Development stated that the resident “does not know how to remove the lap tray.” A Licensed Vocational Nurse also verified that the resident “was not capable of releasing and removing the lap tray by herself.”
Do you suspect that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment while living at Palos Verdes Health 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 Lomita.
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