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Valley Convalescent Center
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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
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.
Call (800) 926-7565 Toll-Free for a No Obligation ConsultationEl Centro California Nursing Home Safety Concerns
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
- Failure to Report and Investigate Any Act or Reports of Abuse, Neglect or Mistreatment of Residents – citation #F225 date April 13, 2016
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.”
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.
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