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Royalwood Care Center Nursing 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.Royalwood Care Center Nursing Center
This long-term care center is a 110-certified bed "for-profit" home providing services to residents of Torrance and Los Angeles County, California. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
22520 Maple Avenue
Torrance, California 90505
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Royalwood Care Center Nursing Center offers other services. Additional focused attention includes short-term and long term care.Financial Penalties and Violations
Federal government nursing home regulatory agencies have the legal authority to penalize any nursing home with a denied payment for Medicare services or monetary fine when the facility has been cited for serious violations of regulations and rules.
This nursing facility received eight 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 ConsultationTorrance California Nursing Home Safety Concerns
The state of California and federal government nursing home regulatory agencies routinely update their care home database system. This list contains historical information of all citations and 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 Protect Every Resident from All Forms of Abuse Including Physical and Sexual Assault, Physical Punishment, and Neglect by Anybody – citation #F600 date April 12, 2018
- Failure to Ensure the Nursing Home Area Remained Free of Accident Hazards and Risks and Provides Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F323 date January 16, 2018
The state investigators determined the nursing home "failed to follow its policy and protect the resident from physical abuse by another resident.” The injured resident “was physically attacked by [the second resident], who was known to have aggressive and combative behavior toward others. This deficient practice resulted [in the injured resident] sustaining pain to the neck and shoulder.”
A review of the aggressive resident’s MDS (Minimum Data Set) Assessment indicated that the severely cognitively impaired resident “was short-tempered, easily annoyed, and [has] behavioral problems not directed toward others.” The aggressive resident’s Care Plan titled: Behavior Symptoms revised on January 6, 2016, indicated, “the resident had episodes of combative behavior, throwing coffee and other things at other residents. The staff interventions included to redirect [the aggressive resident’s] behaviors, monitor for changes in behavior, and notify the Physician.”
A Progress Note indicated that the aggressive resident “was heard yelling and screaming at [another resident].” A “Registered Nurse (RN) went to the resident’s room and observed [the aggressive resident] hitting and scratching [the other resident] on the left shoulder.”
The note indicates that the RN “separated the two residents, and when [the RN questioned the aggressive resident], he was unable to tell her why he was hitting and scratching [the injured resident].”
The “facility failed to provide two persons assist to [one resident], who was a total care resident, during a transfer from the bed to a shower chair. The deficient practice resulted in [the resident] falling and sustaining a skin tear on his left forearm.”
As a result, the investigators made an unannounced visit “to the facility to conduct a complaint investigation of an allegation regarding the quality of care.” A review of the Event Summary Report indicated that the resident “fell to the floor on June 29, 2017 and sustained a skin tear to the left forearm while being transferred from the bed to a shower chair by [a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)].”
The resident’s Plan of Care indicated that the resident “is at a high risk for falls due to the nature of his illness and his cognitive loss.” A Licensed Vocational Nurse stated that on January 16, 2018 at 10:05 AM, “while she was passing the 9:00 AM medications, she heard [the CNA], who was with the resident, screaming for help. She stated that when she went there, [the resident] was already on the floor. With the help of other staff, [the resident] was assisted back to bed and a skin tear was noted on his left forearm.”
Do you believe that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment, abuse, or neglect while living at Royalwood Care Center Nursing 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 Torrance.
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