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The Rowland Nursing Facility
Many of the 1.5 million residents in nursing facilities in the U.S. are victims of mistreatment. In some cases, the nursing staff neglects patients, or caregivers, visitors, employees, and other residents abuse, sexually assault, or mistreat the patient.
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 handle your case to ensure your family is adequately financially compensated for your damages. Let us begin working on your case today.The Rowland Nursing Facility
This nursing center is a "for-profit" Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility providing services and cares to residents of Covina and Los Angeles County, California. The 126-certified bed long-term care nursing home is located at:
330 W. Rowland Street
Covina, California 91723
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, The Rowland Nursing Facility offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long term care.Financial Penalties and Violations
The investigators and surveyors for Medicare and the state of California have the legal authority to impose monetary fines are denied payment for Medicare services any time a nursing home is cited for serious violations of regulations and rules.
This nursing facility received nine complaints and self-reported five 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 ConsultationCovina California Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Your family can visit Medicare.gov and the California Department of Public Health website to obtain a complete list of all violations, citations, and deficiencies identified by investigators and surveyors.
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 Develop, Implement and Enforce Policies That Prevent Mistreatment, Neglect or Abuse of Residents – citation #F226 date May 5, 2017
- Failure to Provide Residents Proper Treatment to Prevent the Development of New Bedsores or Allow Existing Pressure Wound to Heal – citation #F314 date May 5, 2017
- Failure to Ensure That Every Resident’s Drug Regimen Is Free from Unnecessary Medications – citation #F329 date May 5, 2017
The state investigators determined the nursing home "failed to implement its abuse policy and procedure by failing to screen five newly hired employees for abuse. The facility failed to verify the nursing license for two Licensed Vocational Nurses [before] employment. This deficient practice had the potential to hire employees with a history of abuse, neglect, or mistreatment.”
The Director of Staff Development reviewed the files of the newly hired employees with the state surveyor then indicated that both licenses were verified after employment. The Director stated, “it was important to verify the Licensed Vocational Nurses’ nursing license to ensure that the licensed nurse did not have any disciplinary findings, including abuse.”
The “facility failed to provide treatment and services to prevent pressure ulcer development and prevent worsening of existing pressure ulcers for [one resident].” The nursing home failed to “ensure the resident did not lie on her back directly on the pressure ulcer.” Also, the nursing home did not “provide staff in-service training for the proper positioning of a resident with a pressure ulcer to promote healing and prevent further skin breakdown.”
This failure “had the potential for the resident to have further skin breakdown and worsening of an existing pressure ulcer.” A Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) stated “she followed the patient positioning schedule [indicating that the resident ‘was to be turned and repositioned from 7:00 AM through 9:00 AM to her back.’ She was aware that the resident had a pressure ulcer to her coccyx. She was not informed by any staff member that [the resident] should not be turned and repositioned on her back while in bed.”
The CNA stated that “the pressure ulcer will not heal due to pressure when [the resident] is lying on her back.”
The nursing home “failed to ensure [four residents] on psychotherapeutic drugs were free from unnecessary drugs.” For one resident, “there was no adequate monitoring of the behavior target symptom as evidenced by not monitoring the resident’s hours of sleep for the use of [their antidepressant medication].”
For two other residents, “there was no specific behavior target symptom for the use of [the antidepressant medication].”
Has your loved one been being mistreated or neglected while living at The Rowland Nursing Facility? 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 Covina.
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