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Park Avenue Healthcare and Wellness Center
Many of the problems associated with mistreatment occurring in assisted-living facilities in nursing homes are the result of a lack of trained personnel, minimal supervision, or understaffing. In these incidents, the needs of the residents are often ignored; they suffer severe injuries from a fall or develop life-threatening bedsores. Other residents wander away from the facility due to a lack of supervision.
If your loved one was assaulted, abused, mistreated, or neglected while residing in a Los Angeles County nursing facility, contact the California Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal assistance. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive monetary compensation for your damages.Park Avenue Healthcare and Wellness Center
This long-term care home is a 231-certified bed center providing care and services to residents of Pomona and Los Angeles County, California. The "for-profit" Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
1550 North Park Avenue
Pomona, California 91768
Park Avenue Healthcare and Wellness Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Park Avenue Healthcare and Wellness Center 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, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.Financial Penalties and Violations
The federal government has the legal authority to penalize any nursing facility that violates rules and regulations. These penalties include monetary fines and denial of payment for Medicare services. High monetary fines usually indicate extremely severe violations that harmed or could have harmed residents.
This nursing facility received twenty-three complaints and self-reported nine 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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To ensure families are fully informed of the level of care every nursing home provides, the state of California and Medicare.com routinely update their long-term care home database systems with info on violations, citations, and deficiencies.
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 Provide a Safe, Appropriate Pain Management Plan of Care for a Resident Who Requires Those Services – citation #F697 date May 16, 2019
The state investigators determined the nursing home "failed to administer a resident’s [opioid medication] on the skin patch as ordered by the Physician and notify the Physician of the missed medication doses on March 22, 2019, and April 24, 2019.” The deficient practice “resulted in ineffective pain management for [the resident].”
The investigative team reviewed the resident’s Care Plan dated February 13, 2019, indicating that the resident had “a history of frequently moderate and severe pain related to [their] back and wound indicated interventions that included administering pain medication as ordered.”
However, the facility did not have the medication for a scheduled dose. The resident stated that he was without the medication patch to treat his pain “for five days and was in a lot of pain.” A Licensed Vocational Nurse said that the resident’s medication “was not available on his scheduled due date on March 22, 2019, and the pharmacy delivered [the medication] on March 24, 2019.”
In a separate summary statement of deficiencies dated October 12, 2018, the facility “failed to properly assess and manage pain for [one resident]. This deficient practice resulted in [the resident] experiencing distress due to severe and mild pain.”
The survey team reviewed the resident’s History and Physical and Nursing Care Plan, indicating that the resident “had bilateral sores on her tongue.” On August 27, 2018, the resident had “complained of pain [measuring ten out of ten] due to mouth sores.” The resident “stuck out her tongue to show a mouth ulcer on the left side of her tongue.”
The resident stated that “she had been feeling miserable for many months and stated that all the nurses know about her pain, but they did not care, and they did not say anything.” The resident told the surveyors that she experienced pain at a level ten where “ten is the worst imaginable pain.”
A Certified Nursing Assistant providing the resident care stated that she had been working with the patient for the last month, and during that time, the resident had complained of pain in her mouth.
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