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Rinaldi Convalescent Hospital

Lawyers for Abused & Injured at Rinaldi Convalescent Hospital

Rinaldi Convalescent HospitalDo you suspect that your loved one living in a Los Angeles County nursing facility is being neglected or abused by caregivers, employees, visitors, or other patients? Are you concerned that their developing bedsore or recent fall is the result of negligence and a lack of supervision? If so, contact the California Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal intervention.

Our team of abuse prevention lawyers has handled cases exactly like yours and can help your family, too. We use the law to hold those responsible for causing injuries, both legally and financially accountable. Let us begin working on your case today to ensure you receive financial compensation from recovering your damages.

Rinaldi Convalescent Hospital

This long-term care home is a "for-profit" 99-certified bed center providing care and services to residents of Granada Hills and Los Angeles County, California. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:

16553 Rinaldi St
Granada Hills, California 91344
(818) 360-1003
Rinaldi Convalescent Hospital

In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Rinaldi Convalescent Hospital 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, enteral nutrition, pain management, hospice, respite care, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.

Fined $24,353 for substandard 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.

Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Rinaldi Convalescent Hospital for $24,353 on August 25, 2017, citing substandard care. This nursing facility received eleven 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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Granada Hills California Nursing Home Safety Concerns One Star Rating

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, two 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 April 11, 2019
  • The state investigators initiated a complaint investigation. It was determined that “the facility failed to ensure [one resident], who was assessed as at risk for falls and identified to have a pressure/censure pad alarm, received appropriate care to prevent accidents.” The nursing home failed to “implement fall prevention interventions specifically for mattress edge bolsters.”

    The nursing home also failed to “reassess the resident for risk of falls after her second fall, per the facility’s policy, [and failed to] ensure the pressure/censure alarm was working properly.” The deficient practice resulted in the resident “having three fall incidents, including a fall with a fracture.” The resident “was transferred to a General Acute Care Hospital.”

    In a separate summary statement of deficiencies dated July 28, 2019, the facility “failed to ensure [one resident’s] “cigarette lighter and cigarettes were stored as indicated in the facility smoking policy to not have or keep any smoking articles, including cigarettes, tobacco, etc., except under supervision.” The resident was observed with “a lighter and cigarettes on his bed.”

    The state investigators determined that “this failure has the potential to result in an accidental fire and can jeopardize the safety of [the resident] and other residents residing at the facility.” A review of the resident’s Smoking Assessment indicated that the resident “smoked three to five times daily and could light up his lighter. The adaptive equipment needed [included] a smoking apron and supervision.”

    The resident “needed to have the facility store the cigarettes and lighters.” The resident “was observed entering the room to the glass door patio area. He threw the cigarette box on the bed. He stated he goes out on his own to the patio area to smoke. They have them wear an apron, and the staff was always there.”

    The Social Services Director was informed that the resident “left his lighter and cigarettes on the bed yesterday, and this morning he threw the cigarettes on his bed.” The Director stated, “that we recommend the residents place the cigarettes and lighters in the drawer in the nurse’s station [and that] she would recommend that the resident place the lighter and cigarettes away, where it is safe, or keep them in the station.”

Was Your Loved One Injured at Rinaldi Convalescent Hospital? Our Lawyers Can Help

Do you believe that your loved one was the victim of abuse or neglect while living at Rinaldi Convalescent Hospital? 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 Granada Hills.

We do not charge for case evaluations and consultations. Also, we provide a 100% “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee. This promise means we will postpone all of your payments for legal services until after we have secured a financial recovery on your behalf.

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