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Santa Anita Convalescent Hospital
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 these 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.Santa Anita Convalescent Hospital
This Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is a "for-profit" center providing services to residents of Temple City and Los Angeles County, California. The 391-certified bed long-term care home is located at:
5522 Gracewood Ave.
Temple City, California 91780
Santa Anita Convalescent Hospital
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Santa Anita Convalescent Hospital offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long term care.
The facility also provides comprehensive rehab services, wound care, pulmonary care, IV (intervenous) care, post-stroke care, pain management, hospice, cardiac care, diabetes management, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.
Fined $179,661 for substandard careFinancial Penalties and Violations
The state of California and the federal government are legally responsible for monitoring each nursing home and impose monetary fines and deny payments through Medicare if serious violations have been identified. These penalties are typically imposed when the violation is severe and harmed or could have harmed a resident.
Within the last thirty-six months, investigators imposed three monetary penalties against Santa Anita Convalescent Hospital, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $124,693 fine on May 29, 2018, a $10,000 fine on June 22, 2017, and a $44,968 fine on November 18, 2016, for a total of $179,661. During this time, Medicare denied payment on two occasions including on May 29, 2018, and November 18, 2016, due to a lack of quality care.
This nursing facility received fifteen complaints and self-reported nineteen 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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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 Timely Report Suspected Abuse, Neglect or Theft and Report the Results of the Investigation to Proper Authorities – citation #F609 date August 27, 2019
The state investigators determined a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) “failed to report to the Charge Nurse that [the resident] hit her head in the restroom.” The deficient practice by the nursing staff “resulted in a delay in providing appropriate treatment and had the potential for the resident to develop adverse consequences related to a head injury.”
The facility medical records indicated that the resident’s “safety was compromised due to a history of falls.” The Plan of Care indicated “approaches that include [assessing] for an injury and notifying the Physician of the injury.”
A Change of Condition Assessment Form indicated “an alleged abuse by a Certified Nursing Assistant to [the resident] occurred on May 22, 2018. Further review of the form indicated [the resident’s] roommate reported that [the resident] hit her head when she was in the restroom with [the CNA]. The form indicated the Physician was notified.”
The resident’s roommate stated that the CNA “treated her well but she felt she had to report to the facility staff that [the injured roommate] hit her head when she was in the restroom with the CNA.” The roommate further stated that when the resident “was being wheeled out of the restroom by the [CNA, the resident] was rubbing the back of her head and saying it hurt.”
A discussion with the Certified Nursing Assistant concerning the incident revealed that “she did not have time to report the incident to the Charge Nurse.” The CNA stated that she had assisted the resident to the restroom and the resident “did hit her head on the pipe due to slipping on water on the floor.” The CNA further stated that “she failed to report the incident to the Charge Nurse” as required by law.
Were you the victim of mistreatment, neglect, or abuse while living at Santa Anita 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 Temple City.
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