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Vernon Healthcare Center
Lawyers for Injured & Neglected at Vernon Healthcare Center
Families deciding to place a loved one into a nursing home are often overwhelmed at the thought that they will not receive the best care. Unfortunately, mistreatment occurs at many facilities nationwide, including in California.
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 work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive financial compensation from recovering your damages. All the necessary paperwork must be filed in the proper county courthouse before the statute of limitations expires.
Vernon Healthcare Center
This Medicare and Medicaid-participating nursing center is a "for-profit" home providing services to residents of Los Angeles and Los Angeles County, California. The 99-certified bed long-term care home is located at:
1037 W. Vernon Avenue
Los Angeles, California 90037
Vernon Healthcare Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Vernon Healthcare Center offers other services. Additional focused attention includes short-term and long term care, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.
Financial Penalties and Violations
When investigators working for the federal government identify severe violations of nursing home rules and regulations, they can penalize the facility by a denial of payment for Medicare services or impose monetary fines.
Over the last three years, Medicare denied payment on February 06, 2017, due to a lack of quality care. This nursing facility received thirty-one complaints and self-reported thirty-one 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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Los Angeles California Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Our attorneys review data on every long-term and intermediate care facility on Medicare.com and the California Department of Public Health website.
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 one out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Ensure Services Provided by the Nursing Facility Met Professional Standards of Quality – citation #F658 date September 22, 2018
- Failure to Provide Appropriate Pressure Ulcer Care Prevent New Ulcers from Developing – citation #F686 date September 22, 2018
- Failure to Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F689 date July 23, 2019
The state investigators determined the nursing home "failed to meet professional standards by ensuring blood pressure was monitored every four hours for [one resident]. This deficient practice could delay finding problems related to blood pressure and may result in complications, including stroke.”
The “facility failed to provide a low air loss pressure-relieving mattress to promote wound healing as ordered for [two residents]. This deficient practice potentially [caused the slowing process of wound healing].” In one case, the resident had “a Stage II right buttock pressure ulcer measuring 0.5 cm in length by 0.5 cm in width without drainage.
For the other resident, “there was a plan developed [indicating] a Stage II pressure ulcer on the sacro-coccyx. However, the approach plans did not include providing pressure-redistributing devices.” A Registered Nurse (RN) providing the resident care stated that the low air loss mattress “should have been provided to the resident as physician ordered.”
The nursing home “failed to ensure the environment was free of accidents for [five residents], family members, and visitors who visited the facility’s patio daily.” The facility’s communal patio area “had been recently identified in May 2019 as a hazard after a resident had fallen, and the facility provided a plan of correction that stipulated it would be repaired, but it was not.”
For one resident, “who was wheelchair-bound, [they] had a fall with no injury on the patio on May 14, 2019, after the wheelchair wheels got stuck to the left of the patio’s uneven pavement and the resident fell off the wheelchair to the ground.”
The facility’s Administrator stated in his plan of correction that “it would be repaired immediately [to prevent] further falls,” but it was not. For another wheelchair-bound resident, “the resident had an unwitnessed fall and fell out of the wheelchair after the wheelchair’s wheels got stuck on an uneven concrete [portion] on the right side of the patio, causing the resident to fall and sustain a fracture (broken bone) of the right fifth finger (pinky) and a broken front tooth.”
Need More Information about Vernon Healthcare Center? Contact Us Today for Help
Do you believe that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment, abuse, or neglect while living at Vernon Healthcare Center? 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 Los Angeles.
You will not be charged to discuss your case with our legal team during an initial, free case review. Also, we provide a 100% “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee. This promise means that you will owe us nothing until we have secured financial compensation on your behalf. All information you share with our law offices will remain confidential.