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Seaport 17th Care Center
Any mistreatment of the senior citizen in a nursing facility can constitute neglect or abuse if it occurs at the hands of caregivers, employees, family members, friends, or other patients. Every member of the nursing team and employee staff always has a legal responsibility to protect their residents and keep them safe in their environment.
If your loved one was injured while residing in a Los Angeles County nursing facility, contact the California Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal assistance. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive financial compensation for your damages. Time is of the essence. All necessary documentation must be filed in the proper county courthouse before the statute of limitations expires.Seaport 17Th Care Center
This long-term care facility is a 72-certified bed "for-profit" home providing services and cares to residents of Santa Monica and Los Angeles County, California. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating center is located at:
1330 17th Street
Santa Monica, California 90404
Seaport 17Th Care Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Seaport 17th Care Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long term care.Financial Penalties and Violations
The investigators from the federal government and California penalize caregiving facilities identified with severe violations of nursing home rules and regulations by withholding payment for Medicare services or imposing monetary fines. The higher the penalty usually means the worse offense.
The nursing home received seven complaints over the last three years that resulted in a violation citation. Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the comprehensive California Department of Social Services Adult Protective Services Website.
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To ensure families are fully informed of the level of care every nursing home provides, the state of California and Medicare.com routinely update their long-term care home database systems with info on violations, citations, and deficiencies.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including two out of five stars concerning health inspections, one 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 March 19, 2019
The state investigators determined the nursing home "failed to report an elopement incident to the ombudsman and the Department of Public Health [involving one resident]. This deficient practice delayed department investigations and had the potential for further occurrences of residents eloping from the facility.” As a result of the deficient practice, the state officials made an unannounced visit “to the facility to investigate a complaint regarding Resident Abuse.”
The investigators reviewed the resident’s Elopement/Wandering Risk Assessment dated November 26, 2018. The documentation by the interdisciplinary team indicated that the team “is considering risk for elopement due to repeated verbalizations of [the resident] wanting to go home.” The team indicated that “the resident did not want to return to the facility during an accompanied short walk outside the facility.”
The plan developed by the interdisciplinary team is to “continue to monitor the resident’s whereabouts and collaborate with the resident’s family member to explain risks and benefits of elopement.” The resident had a Physician’s order to “apply a wander guard bracelet (a device applied to the resident’s wrist or ankle that makes sounds when the resident is close or passes the facility exit doors) on the right ankle.” The staff was to “monitor for placement and proper functioning two times a day.”
However, a review of the resident’s Wander Guard Transmitter Test Log indicated that “the facility failed to monitor the wander guard ankle bracelet from January 11, 2019 through January 12, 2019.”
The January 12, 2019, Care Plan indicates “an actual episode of leaving the facility. The Care Plan goal is for [a resident] to return to the facility within a reasonable amount of time (2/4 hours). The interventions are to search the immediate surrounding areas and outside the facility. The interventions included calling the Physician, family member, and the police.”
The resident’s family member told the investigators that the resident “left the facility on January 12, 2019 at 8:30 PM, with the wander guard ankle bracelet and she was able to view the camera footage of [the resident] leaving the facility.” The family member stated that the facility told her the resident’s friends “came to pick them up on January 12, 2019 at 8:30 PM.” The wander guard did not sound “when the right door was opened.”
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