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West Covina Healthcare Center
Lawyers for Injured & Abused at West Covina Healthcare Center
Mistreating senior citizens living in nursing homes is an unacceptable, reprehensible, and disgraceful action done by the hands of caregivers, visitors, and other patients. Many families relocate their loved one into the nursing home believing that they will receive the highest level of care in a safe environment. Unfortunately, neglect and abuse are an all too common occurrence that leaves victims harmed, injured, or dead.
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 are financially compensated for your monetary damages.
West Covina Healthcare Center
This long-term care facility is a 97-certified bed Medicare and Medicaid-participating center providing services to residents of West Covina and Los Angeles County, California. The "for-profit" home is located at:
850 S. Sunkist Ave.
West Covina, California 91790
West Covina Healthcare Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, West Covina Healthcare Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long term care, diabetes management, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.
Fined $13,894 for substandard care
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 severe violation of established regulations and rules that harm or could harm residents.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against West Covina Healthcare Center for $13,894 on October 07, 2017, citing substandard care. During this time, Medicare denied payment on the same day as the fine, due to a lack of quality care.
This nursing home received eleven complaints and self-reported one serious issue 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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West Covina 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, two 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 July 26, 2019
The state investigators determined the nursing home "failed to ensure adequate supervision was provided for [one resident], who has a history of falls.” The investigation involved a resident with “a history of falls at home, unsteady gait, poor balance, impaired cognition (ability to think and process information) and needed assistance in transferring and toileting.”
The resident was “using the toilet unassisted and unsupervised.” This deficient practice “had the potential for [the resident] to be at risk for injuries and falls.”
A Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) said that “she was going to the resident’s room and saw [another CNA] in the hallway looking for something.” The first CNA said that “she entered the room and was standing next to Bed B [the second bed] and she heard a slight moan.” The CNA said that “she heard a second moan and turned around and saw [the resident] in the restroom with her buttocks still on the toilet but bent over and her face was touching the floor.”
In a separate summary statement of deficiencies dated October 7, 2017, the nursing home “failed to provide adequate supervision interventions to prevent the recurrence of falls for [one resident], who was at a high risk for falls.” The “deficient practice resulted in three incidents of falls with injuries to [the resident].”
Additionally, the nursing home failed to “implement fall interventions for [four residents] who were at a high risk for falls.” This “deficient practice had the potential to result in injuries related to falls.” Also, the nursing home failed to “implement a system for preventing fall incidents to residents who were at a high risk for falls. As a result, there were twenty-three incidents of falls” in one month.
The state investigators notified the Administrator and Director of Nursing that an Immediate Jeopardy situation occurred due to the facility’s failure to “establish a system to prevent falls and prevent its recurrence, provide adequate supervision to prevent falls, and hourly monitoring as indicated on the Care Plan for residents that are at a high risk for falls.”
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Do you believe that your loved one has suffered harm through mistreatment while living at West Covina 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 West Covina.
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