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Windsor Gardens Convalescent Center of Long Beach
Relocating an elderly loved one into a nursing facility is often the toughest decision a family can make. Many times, the family will perform extensive research in the hopes of finding the most comfortable and safest environment. Unfortunately, the incident rate involving mistreatment occurring in nursing homes throughout California has risen significantly over the last few years.
If your loved one was harmed 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 monetary compensation to recover your damages.Windsor Gardens Convalescent Center of Long Beach
This long-term care facility is a 199-certified bed Medicare and Medicaid-participating center providing services to residents of Long Beach and Los Angeles County, California. The "for-profit" home is located at:
3232 E. Artesia Blvd.
Long Beach, California 90805
Windsor Gardens Convalescent Center of Long Beach
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Windsor Gardens Convalescent Center of Long Beach offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long term care, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.
Fined $55,200 for substandard careFinancial Penalties and Violations
Both the State of California and the federal government can impose a monetary fine or deny payments through Medicare when a nursing facility has been found to violate established regulations and rules. The greater the monetary fine, the more serious the violation is that likely harmed or could have harmed one or more residents at the nursing home.
Within the last three years, investigators imposed two monetary penalties against Windsor Gardens Convalescent Center of Long Beach, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $33,700 fine on June 14, 2018, and a $21,500 fine on March 27, 2018, for a total of $55,200.
This nursing facility received ten complaints and self-reported nine 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.
Call (800) 926-7565 Toll-Free for a No Obligation ConsultationLong Beach 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, two out of five stars for staffing issues and four out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Ensure That Every Resident Is Free from the Use of Physical Restraints Unless Need for Medical Treatment – citation #F604 date July 20, 2018
The state investigators determined the nursing home "failed to follow its policy regarding restraints and abuse to ensure [one resident] was not restrained for convenience and was free from abuse.” The resident “was found [in] restraints in bed and soiled in feces (bowel movement) and urine. This deficient practice violated [the resident’s] rights and resulted in disrespect, neglect, and abuse.”
The state investigators reviewed a Licensed Nurse’s Progress Note indicating that at 12:30 AM on December 21, 2017, a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) “observed the resident with a sheet tied down to the mattress and a side belt on both sides of the mattress across the resident’s upper chest. According to the Licensed Nurse’s Progress Note, the sheet was untied immediately, a skin assessment was completed with no redness, discoloration, swelling or [other medical conditions] observed.” The resident “had no pain or discomfort noted. No facial grimacing, moaning or restlessness noted. The resident was asleep most of the night.”
A review of the resident’s physician’s order indicated that “there was no order to physically restrain the resident.” The Police Report from that day indicated “a battery (the act of intentionally placing a person in apprehension of a harmful or offensive contact) allegation was reported by [the resident’s] family member regarding abuse related to [the resident] being tied to the bed in the facility.”
The CNA stated that they had found a red blanket spread neatly across the top of the resident. When the CNA pulled the blanket back to check the diaper, they “saw a white sheet tied in knots onto the handles of the resident’s mattress.” The CNA stated “I felt so bad for the resident being tied down because he cannot speak for himself. He was soaked with urine and feces when I removed the sheet. I do not know who the assigned CNA was on the shift before mine.”
Do you believe that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment, abuse, or neglect while living at Windsor Gardens Convalescent Center of Long Beach? 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 Long Beach.
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