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San Fernando Post Acute Hospital
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This long-term care home is a "for-profit" 204-certified bed center providing cares and services to residents of Sylmar and Los Angeles County, California. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
12260 Foothill Blvd
Sylmar, California 91342
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, San Fernando Post Acute Hospital offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long term care.
Fined $121,783 for substandard careFinancial Penalties and Violations
Federal agencies and the State of California have a legal responsibilityfor monitoring every nursing facility. If serious violations are identified, the government can impose monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare if the resident was harmed or could have been harmed by the deficiency.
Over the last thirty-six months, federal investigators imposed two monetary fines against Sand Fernando Post-Acute Hospital, citing substandard care. These penalties include a fine of $7,875 on January 12, 2018 and a $113,908 fine on March a 2017, for a total of $121,783. Also, Medicare denied payment on March 08, 2017, due to a lack of quality care. This nursing facility received seventeen complaints and self-reported eleven 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 ConsultationSylmar 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, three out of five stars for staffing issues and five 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 June 17, 2019
The state investigators determined the nursing home "failed to supervise [one resident who] exited the facility during the evening hours and had gone to the neighboring building unattended by staff. This deficient practice places [the resident] at risk for injury to self or an endangerment to others.” The investigators conducted an on-site investigation “regarding concerns affecting quality of care.”
A facility report indicated that “according to the evening shift outgoing Registered Nurse (RN), the resident harassed the RN, set off all alarm doors, and went outside to the neighboring building.” The RN stated that the resident “did not hit me but was very aggressive.” The RN added that the resident “was using the nursing station phone to make overhead pages within the facility and grabbing the nurses’ computers.”
The Registered Nurse stated that by 8:00 PM, “the front doors needed to be locked for safety.” At that time, the resident “went outside in front of our building. Then he went to the next-door facility.” The RN acknowledged that the resident “was sent outside of the facility alone without supervision from another staff, [and] no documentation of any one-on-one monitoring was done.”
In a separate summary statement of deficiencies dated January 11, 2019, “the facility failed to ensure [one resident] was free from accidents including a fall during a transfer by mechanical lift.” Specifically, “the facility failed to ensure [a] monitoring system was in place for the mechanical lift sling, to ensure the staff immediately discarded bleached, cut, torn, frayed or broken slings.”
The nursing home also failed to “ensure there was a system in place for the staff to remove slings deemed unsafe for use or had been in circulation beyond the manufacture’s recommended timeline.” The nursing home failed to “ensure the staff labeled each sling with numbers, as indicated in the facility’s policies and procedures, to ascertain when the slings must be removed from use.”
The nursing home “failed to ensure the facility’s laundry staff and Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA) were trained for how to inspect the mechanical lift sling to ensure the sling is safe [before] each use.” The deficient practice by the nursing staff “resulted in part of the mechanical lift sling straps ripping in half during a transfer, causing [a resident] to fall to the floor” sustaining an injury. The resident “required hospitalization for four days and underwent general anesthesia” for a left femur hip fracture.
Do you believe that your loved one was the victim of abuse or neglect while living at San Fernando Post Acute 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 Sylmar.
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