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Parkwest Healthcare Center
Attorneys for Mistreated & Injured at Parkwest Healthcare Center
Mistreating senior citizens living in nursing homes is an unacceptable, reprehensible, and disgraceful action done by the hands of caregivers, visitors, and other patients. Many families relocate their loved ones into the nursing home believing that they will receive the highest level of care in a safe environment. Unfortunately, neglect and abuse are an all too common occurrence that leaves victims harmed, injured, or dead.
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 intervention. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you are financially compensated for your monetary damages.
Parkwest Healthcare Center
This long-term care home is a 99-certified bed center providing care and services to residents of Reseda and Los Angeles County, California. The "for-profit" Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
6740 Wilbur Ave
Reseda, California 91335
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Parkwest Healthcare Center offers other services. Additional focused attention includes short-term and long term care.
Financial Penalties and Violations
California and federal government agencies have the legal responsibility of monitoring every nursing home and imposing monetary fines or denying reimbursement payments through Medicare if investigators identify serious violations and deficiencies. These penalties are typically imposed when the violation is severe and harmed or could have harmed a resident.
This nursing facility received twenty-four 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.
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Reseda California Nursing Home Safety Concerns
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, one out of five stars for staffing issues, and three out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F689 date August 13, 2019
- Failure to Provide Appropriate Pressure Ulcer Care Prevent New Ulcers from Developing – citation #F686 date October 19, 2018
The state investigators determined the nursing home "failed to ensure the resident environment remained free of accident hazards and failed to ensure adequate supervision to prevent accidents with injury for [one resident].”
Specifically, the nursing home failed to “provide an investigation after a fall incident, [update] the fall risk assessment after a fall incident, [provide] a Care Plan for [a resident] that was completed to prevent the resident from falling due to being at a high risk for falls; [and failed to provide] proper supervision during activities of daily living care. As a result of the negligent action by the nursing staff, the resident fell on March 6, 2019.”
The investigation involved a severely cognitively impaired resident who is “totally dependent on bed mobility, transfers, dressing, eating, toilet use, and personal hygiene.” The documents show that the resident “requires two or more [staff] with physical assistance during bed mobility, transfers, dressing, and toilet use.”
The resident’s clinical record indicates that the resident fell. The Director of Nursing stated that “an investigation report of the fall incident for [the resident] that occurred on March 6, 2019, was not conducted.” The Director further stated that “an investigation report should have been done within twenty-four hours of the actual incident to determine the cause of the resident’s fall.”
The facility “failed to ensure [one resident] receives necessary treatment and services to prevent pressure ulcers or promote healing by failing to accurately assess [the resident’s] right buttock pressure ulcer [and notify the resident’s Physician of the Wound Consult Physician recommendations.” The nursing home also failed to “conduct an interdisciplinary team meeting addressing interventions to prevent worsening of the resident’s pressure ulcer, notify the registered dietitian of the resident’s pressure ulcers, and provide a pressure reducing device for the resident as soon as signs and symptoms of worsening pressure ulcers were identified.”
The nursing home did not provide timely incontinence care when the resident “was soiled to prevent moisture associated skin damage [MASD]. These deficient practices had the potential to place the resident at risk for developing new pressure ulcers, worsening of existing pressure ulcers, or delay of wound healing.”
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Do you suspect that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment while living at Parkwest Healthcare 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 Reseda.
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