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Village Square Healthcare Center
Do you believe that your loved one is being neglected, abused or mistreated while living in a San Diego County nursing facility? Are you concerned that the harm they experience is occurring at the hands of caregivers or other residents? Contact the California Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal help.
Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive adequate monetary recovery for your damages. We use the law to ensure that those responsible for causing the harm are held legally accountable. Let us begin working on your case today.Village Square Healthcare Center
This long-term care center is a 118-certified bed "for-profit" home providing services to residents of San Marcos and San Diego County, California. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
1586 W. San Marcos Blvd
San Marcos, California 92078
Village Square Healthcare Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Village Square Healthcare Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long term care, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.Financial Penalties and Violations
Both the state of California and federal agencies penalize nursing homes by denying reimbursement payments from Medicare or imposing monetary fines anytime the facility is cited for a serious violation of established regulations and rules that harm or could harm residents.
This nursing facility received thirty complaints and self-reported eleven 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 state of California and the federal government regularly updates its long-term care home database system with complete details of all deficiencies, 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 Timely Report Suspected Abuse, Neglect or Theft and Report the Results of the Investigation to Proper Authorities – citation #F609 date July 24, 2019
- Failure to Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F689 date June 3, 2019
The state investigators determined the nursing home "failed to report an injury of unknown origin, [according to] State law and the facility’s policies and procedures.” This “failure had the potential to put residents at risk for abuse.” The investigation involved a resident diagnosed with a “mental disorder where a person cannot tell what is real from what is imagined.”
A Licensed Nurse stated during an interview that on June 21, 2019, a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) asked the Licensed Nurse to look at the resident’s shoulder. The Nurse assessed the resident and “found the mass in front of the resident’s right deltoid (upper arm muscle) and the right shoulder was asymmetrical (uneven).”
X-rays were performed and revealed a dislocated shoulder. The nursing staff transferred the resident to the hospital and notified the resident’s responsible party. However, the facility failed to notify proper authorities until “six days after the injury.” The Director of Nursing stated that “the incident should have been reported as soon as it was identified” and stated that “it was important to follow reporting guidelines to help with the investigation and to ensure the resident was protected.”
The “facility failed to supervise [one resident, who] was previously identified as an elopement risk [leaving the premises without telling anyone] during the pre-admission screening. As a result, [the resident] eloped shortly after arriving to the facility, which put the resident’s safety at risk.”
The facility Administrator stated that the resident had arrived by ambulance and left the facility “before staff could officially admit him.” A Licensed Nurse stated that the facility failed to inform them that the resident “was an elopement.” The nurse said that he last saw the resident “at the elevators and he did not see [the resident] for the rest of his shift.”
The Admissions Coordinator stated that the resident “would be placed on the facility’s third floor with a wander guard (an electronic bracelet one wears, which alarms to notify the staff if a person moves outside a designated area), and that the elevator on the third floor would be monitored by the staff.”
However, it was documented that the wander guard should have been placed on the resident “as soon as he arrived at the facility.”
Do you believe that your loved one has suffered harm through mistreatment while living at Village Square 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 San Diego County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including San Marcos.
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