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St. John of God Retirement Nursing Facility
Every nursing home in California has a legal obligation to provide each patient with the highest level of care according to established standards of quality. Unfortunately, many nursing staff will fail to follow the traditional procedures and protocols that can lead to preventable accidents, injuries, and the development of life-threatening bedsores.
If your loved one was injured while residing in Los Angeles County nursing facility, contact the California Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for help. Our team of abuse prevention lawyers has successfully resolved many compensation cases just like yours, and we can help your family too.St. John of God Retirement Nursing Facility
This facility is a "non-profit" 156-certified bed long term care center providing cares and services to residents of Los Angeles and Los Angeles County, California. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating home is located at:
2468 South St Andrews Place
Los Angeles, California 90018
St. John of God Retirement Nursing Facility
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, St. John of God Retirement Nursing Facility offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long term care.
Fined $10,000 for substandard careFinancial Penalties and Violations
Both the State of California and the federal government can impose a monetary fine or deny payments through Medicare when a nursing facility has been found to violate established regulations and rules. The greater the monetary fine, the more serious the violation is that likely harmed or could have harmed one or more residents at the nursing home.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against St. John of God Retirement Nursing Facility for $10,000 on October 27, 2017, citing substandard care. During this time, Medicare denied payment on October 27, 2017, due to a lack of quality care.
This nursing facility received five complaints and self-reported four 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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The federal government and California Department of Public Health website update comprehensive information containing historical details 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 four 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 August 10, 2018
- Failure to Timely Report Suspected Abuse, Neglect or Theft and Report the Results of the Investigation to Proper Authorities – citation #F609 date September 19, 2018
The state investigators determined the nursing home "failed to ensure the resident’s right to be free from physical abuse [when a] Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) and a Recreational Nursing Assistant (RNA) pinned [the resident’s] arms down for a finger stick to obtain a blood sugar [sample] against her will.”
As a “result of this deficient practice, [the resident] became upset, irritable, aggressive, agitated, combative, and refused to eat lunch.” A review of the resident’s admission records indicated that the severely cognitively impaired resident “did not have the capacity to understand and make decisions.”
The “facility failed to report an alleged abuse incident within two hours to the Department of Health Services.” This “deficient practice had the potential to place [the resident] and other residents in the facility at risk for abuse.” A review of the resident’s History and Physical Report indicated that the resident “had the capacity to understand and make decisions.”
The resident’s documentation shows that while the resident used staff’s assistance with bed mobility, dressing, toilet use and personal hygiene, the resident also used “a wheelchair for movement.” A Progress Note from April 5, 2018, at 1:30 PM indicated that the resident “(female) was inappropriately touched by [a male resident].”
The Activities Director notified the Social Worker that they had observed the male resident touching the female resident’s “right arm of the right side of the breast. The notes indicate that the residents were immediately separated. The note also indicated that [the male resident] never had any episodes of touching inappropriately.” The male resident had told the facility that “he knew what he was doing.”
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