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Ramona Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
Every staff member working in a nursing facility has a legal and ethical responsibility to provide each resident with the highest level of care according to established standards of quality. Unfortunately, many nursing facilities do not follow established procedures and protocols that prevent injuries, accidents, and the development of life-threatening pressure wounds.
If you suspect that your loved one was victimized through neglect or abuse while living in a Los Angeles County nursing facility, the California Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys can help. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive financial compensation for your damages.Ramona Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
This Medicare and Medicaid-participating nursing center is a "for-profit" home providing services to residents of El Monte and Los Angeles County, California. The 148-certified bed long-term care home is located at:
11900 Ramona Boulevard
El Monte, California 91732
Ramona Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Ramona Nursing and Rehabilitation Center offers other services. Additional focused attention includes short-term and long term care. The facility also provides comprehensive rehab services, wound care, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.
Fined $13,105 for substandard careFinancial Penalties and Violations
The state and federal investigators have the legal authority to penalize any nursing home that has been cited for a serious violation that harmed or could have harmed a nursing home resident. Typically, these penalties include imposed monetary fines and denial of payment for Medicare services.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine of $13,105 on December 14, 2017, against Ramona Nursing and Rehab Center, citing substandard care. The facility also received twenty complaints and self-reported six 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.
Call (800) 926-7565 Toll-Free for a No Obligation ConsultationEl Monte California Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Our attorneys obtain and review data on every California long-term care home from various online publically available sources, including the Department of Public Health website 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, three 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 February 11, 2019
- Failure to Provide Appropriate Pressure Ulcer Care Prevent New Ulcers from Developing – citation #F686 date February 11, 2019
The state investigators determined the nursing home "failed to ensure [one resident] with restraints had a specific medical symptom for the use of a non-self-release waist belt while in a wheelchair.” The investigative team reviewed the resident’s Physician’s orders that revealed a non-release seatbelt [is to be used when the resident] was up in a wheelchair for safety due to getting up unassisted with poor safety awareness.”
The Physician’s order also stated, “hold non-release seatbelt when up in the wheelchair for trial reduction until February 2, 2019.” The resident was observed on February 8, 2019, with “a non-self-release waist belt tied to the back of a wheelchair while in the activity room.”
The state investigators interviewed the MDS (Minimum Data Set) Coordinator on February 8, 2019, and had the Coordinator review the resident’s records. The Coordinator stated “there was no documented evidence of [the resident’s] physical restraints trial reduction of monitoring to justify [the resident having] a specific medical symptom for the continuous use of the non-self-release waist belt when sitting in the wheelchair.”
The coordinator stated that the medical record of the resident “did not contain information that the physical restraint assessment of the events leading up to the application of the non-self-release waist belt was done and all possible alternatives were attempted before the Physician’s orders [were implemented].”
The facility “failed to provide treatment and services to promote healing of pressure ulcers for [two residents] with pressure ulcers.” In one case, the facility “failed to ensure the resident did not lie on his back directly on the pressure ulcer and failed to reposition [the resident] every two hours in bed. This [failure] had the potential for [the resident] to have further skin breakdown, delayed wound healing, and worsening of an existing pressure ulcer.”
For the other resident, “the facility failed to accurately assess, provide necessary interventions, and document the progression of [the resident’s] pressure injuries on his sacrum and right elbow.”
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