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Villa Valencia Nursing Facility
Attorneys for Neglected & Abused at Villa Valencia Nursing Facility
The mistreatment of the elderly living in nursing homes is disgraceful, unacceptable, and reprehensible. Many families entrust the care of their loved one to the nursing home staff only to be horrified when they realize that they are being mistreated, neglected, or abused by caregivers, employees, or other patients.
If your loved one was injured while living in an Orange 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 monetary compensation for your damages.
Villa Valencia Nursing Facility
This Medicare-participating facility is a "for-profit" center providing services to residents of Laguna Hills and Orange County, California. The 59-certified bed long-term care home is located at:
24552 Paseo De Valencia
Laguna Hills, California 92653
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Villa Valencia Nursing Facility offers other services. Additional focused attention includes short-term and long term care.
Financial Penalties and Violations
Both the state of California and federal agencies are legally obligated to monitor every nursing facility and impose monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare when investigators find that the nursing home seriously violated established nursing home regulations and rules.
This nursing facility self-reported a serious problem 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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Laguna Hills California Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Our attorneys obtain and review data on every California long-term care home from various online publically available sources, including the Department of Public Health website and Medicare.gov.
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 two out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Develop, Implement and Enforce Policies That Prevent Mistreatment, Neglect or Abuse of Residents – citation #F226 date October 16, 2017
- Failure to Ensure the Nursing Home Area Remained Free of Accident Hazards and Risks and Provides Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F323 date July 27, 2017
- Failure to Develop Programs That Investigate, Control and Keep Infections from Spreading – citation #F441 date July 27, 2017
The state investigators determined the nursing home "failed to implement their policy and procedure on investigating incidents by failing to conduct a comprehensive and thorough investigation of an allegation of staff-to-resident abuse (neglect) for one resident.” The facility “failed to interview key individuals who may have had information which could help describe or explain what had occurred.”
The resident alleges that a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) “failed to assist her to the bathroom for a bowel movement [causing the] resident to hold her urge until the next shift, causing the resident to suffer abdominal pain and feelings of being a burden and as though she does not matter.”
The failure to thoroughly investigate the resident’s allegation of abuse “had the potential for other possible victims of abuse/neglect to remain unidentified and place other vulnerable residents at an increased risk for abuse/neglect.”
The facility “failed to ensure a closet door was securely mounted for [one resident]. This [failure] had the potential to create an accident injury hazard for [the resident], who frequently passed by the closet door, staff, and visitors.”
The closet was located across from the resident’s bathroom door, “and the entrance door the resident’s room.” The two-fold closet door “was leaning on one side was not securely mounted to the top frame. The wheels that kept the door securely mounted were not in the track.”
Two Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) “confirmed the closet door was not securely mounted.” One CNA said that “he did not know how long the closet door had been in this condition and the wheels had come off the track in the past.” The CNA stated that the resident “is up in her wheelchair every day and would need to pass the closet to leave the room.”
The nursing home “failed to establish and maintain their infection control program and practices designed to help prevent the development and transmission of diseases and infections.”
Specifically, “the facility failed to accurately complete the information for their infection control program designed to monitor and document infections, including tracking, analyzing data, and implementing actions related to antimicrobial medications use. This [failure] posed a risk of the facility not accurately identifying, investigating, and potentially preventing new infections from developing.”
Neglected or Abused at Villa Valencia Nursing Facility? We Can Help
Do you suspect that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment while living at Villa Valencia Nursing Facility? Contact the California nursing home abuse prevention lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Orange County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Laguna Hills.
We provide every potential client a free initial case consultation and offer a 100% “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee. This promise means you will not pay us anything until after we have secured a monetary recovery on your behalf.