Valley Convalescent Center

Lawyers for Injured & Abused at Valley Convalescent Center

Is it your responsibility to ensure that your loved one is protected from neglect or abuse while they live in a Imperial County nursing facility? Are you concerned that their injuries from a fall or developing bedsores are the result of the negligence of the nursing staff? If so, contact the California Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal help.

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Valley Convalescent Center

This nursing facility is a "for-profit" Medicare and Medicaid-participating home providing services to residents of El Centro and Imperial County, California. The 123-certified bed long-term care center is located at:

1700 S. Imperial Ave
El Centro, California 92243
(760) 352-8471
NO WEBSITE

In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Valley Convalescent Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long term care.

Financial Penalties and Violations

California and federal agencies are duty-bound to monitor every nursing home and levy monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare when investigators identify serious violations of nursing home regulations and rules. In some cases, the nursing home receives multiple penalties if surveyors find severe violations that harmed or could have harmed a resident.

This nursing facility self-reported four serious problems over the last thirty-six months 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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El Centro California Nursing Home Safety Concerns One Star Rating

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 two out of five stars concerning health inspections, one out of five stars for staffing issues and three 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 August 15, 2018
  • The state investigators determined the nursing home "failed to use safety precautions to prevent a fall during a bed to a shower chair transfer for [one resident].” As a result, the resident was injured.

    The Emergency Physician Documentation dated April 28, 2018 indicated that the resident “reportedly fell after trying to transfer onto the shower chair at the facility.” The resident reported “left ankle pain at a seven of ten on a zero to ten pain scale. The local hospital radiologist documentation recorded an apparent fracture” as identified by an orthopedic surgeon.

    The resident stated that a Certified Nursing Assistant put “the shower chair at the foot of the bed closest to her with [her] weak left side and facing her. [The resident] would pivot and place [her] on her dominant leg, to sit on the shower chair.” The resident said that the CNA “helped her sit up and balance on the edge of the bed” to apply her ankle-foot orthotic brace.

    The resident stated that “she used the bed rail with her right hand to get to her feet and [the CNA] was already turning her by the hips.” The resident said the Certified Nursing Assistant “had her hands on her hips without a gait belt and did not have a chance to grab or prevent her fall.” The resident said that “she knew immediately that her left foot twisted in the [orthotic brace] [and] she went down to the floor.”

  • Failure to Report and Investigate Any Act or Reports of Abuse, Neglect or Mistreatment of Residents – citation #F225 date April 13, 2016
  • The “facility failed to report a resident-to-resident physical altercation to the Department of Public Health and failed to report the incident to the police department [according to] State law.” This failure to report “had the potential for miscommunication between state agencies and the facility affecting the physical and psychosocial well-being of residents.”

    The facility Administrator and Director of Nursing reviewed the abuse allegation records, which indicated “a resident-to-resident physical altercation occurred on September 25, 2015.” However, “there was no evidence in the residents’ medical records or the facility’s records that the incident was reported to the Department of Public Health or the police [according to] State law.”

    The Director and Administrator “acknowledged all resident-to-resident physical altercations should have been reported to the Department of Public Health and the police department” to follow facility policy.

Neglected or Abused at Valley Convalescent Center? We Can Help

Were you the victim of mistreatment while you lived at Valley Convalescent Center? Contact the California nursing home abuse prevention lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Imperial County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including El Centro.

Our legal team offers every client a free, initial case consultation. Additionally, we offer a 100% “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee. This promise means you do not owe us anything until we have secured a monetary compensation on your behalf. All information you share with our law offices will remain confidential.

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