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Windsor Gardens Convalescent Center of Hawthorne
Do you suspect that the injury your loved one obtained while living in a Los Angeles County nursing facility could have been prevented had the nursing staff followed the established procedures and protocols? Was there harm through resident-to-resident abuse or staff-to-resident negligence? If so, contact the California Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for legal assistance.
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This Medicare and Medicaid-participating nursing center is a "for-profit" home providing services to residents of Hawthorne and Los Angeles County, California. The 99-certified bed long-term care home is located at:
13922 Cerise Avenue
Hawthorne, California 90250
Windsor Gardens Convalescent Center of Hawthorne
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Windsor Gardens Convalescent Center of Hawthorne offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long term care, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.Financial Penalties and Violations
California and federal agencies have the legal responsibility of monitoring every nursing home and imposing monetary fines are denying reimbursement payments through Medicare if investigators identify serious violations and deficiencies. These penalties are typically imposed when the violation his severe and harmed or could have harmed a resident.
This nursing facility received seventeen complaints and self-reported ten 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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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 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 January 9, 2019
The state investigators determined the nursing home "failed to follow its policy to ensure [one resident], who had a high risk for falls, [had a] bed [that] was maintained at the lowest position to prevent further falls and injuries. This failure violated the patient’s rights to safety and a clear environment.”
A review of the resident’s Fall Risk Assessment indicated that the resident scored a two out of ten, placing her at a moderate risk for falls. She “had fallen in the past and had impaired balance and an unsteady gait. She ambulates with an assistive device and receives narcotics that can cause dizziness.”
The Incident Report indicates that the resident “had a fall that was witnessed by the roommate, by attempting to go to the restroom without assistance from the staff. The nursing staff transferred the resident to the General Acute Care Hospital due to right hip pain.” X-ray results revealed that the resident had an injury to the right femur and humerus.
In a separate summary statement of deficiencies dated July 25, 2018, the facility staff members “failed to ensure that [one resident] was supervised and did not have a toothpick lodged in his throat. This deficient practice resulted [in the resident] requiring a transfer to the nearest emergency room for the removal of the toothpick.”
A Progress Note indicated that at about 4:00 PM, the resident “had a toothpick stuck in his throat.” At 5:54 PM, the resident saw his nurse and “was pointing to his throat. The nurse had the resident open his mouth and saw a toothpick stuck in his throat. The Charge Nurse and Supervisor were notified. The emergency services (911) were called after an unsuccessful attempt to get the toothpick out.”
The resident “was transferred to the General Acute Care Hospital for further evaluation.” Additional toothpicks “were found in his pocket and locker.”
The facility Administrator stated that the nursing facility “found out it was family members bringing the toothpicks to the resident, and although they asked him not to do it, they have since found additional toothpicks.” The Assistant Director of Nursing stated “it is a cultural thing, someone in his family brought the toothpicks to him. She believed [the resident] was chewing on the toothpick when it was accidentally swallowed.”
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