The Earlwood

20820 Earl Street
Torrance, CA 90503
Los Angeles County
Phone: 310-371-1228
Provider Number: 055032
Last Inspection: 03/08/2015

About the Nursing Home About the Staff

Number of Beds
Number of
Beds
87
Number of Residents
Number of
Residents
75
Number of Beds Available
Beds Available
12
Percent Occupancy
Percent Occupancy
86%
Accepts Insurance
Insurance Accepted
Medicare & Medicaid
Types of Councils
Types of Councils
Resident
Type of Ownership
Type of Ownership
For profit - Corporation
Within a Hospital?
Within Hospital?
NO

State Inspection Deficiencies About State Inspection Deficiencies

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Deficiency Ratings what is a deficiency rating?
By Region


  • Facility
  • County
  • CA
  • USA
  • 55
  • 38
  • 31
  • 20
Lower Numbers are Better

Deficiency Ratings what is a deficiency rating?
By Year


  • 2015
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 55
  • 83
  • 55
Lower Numbers are Better

Details by Inspection Date

 

3/8/2015 Inspection

 
Deficiency Description Scope : Level of Harm 1 -- Rating -- 7 Corrected
Failed To: Tell the resident or the resident’s representative in writing how long the nursing home will hold the resident’s bed in cases of transfer to a hospital or therapeutic leave. Isolated : Minimal 3 4/28/2015
Failed To: Provide medically-related social services to help each resident achieve the highest possible quality of life. Pattern : Minimal 4 4/28/2015
Failed To: Maintain comfortable and safe temperature levels. Isolated : Minimal 3 4/28/2015
Failed To: Develop a complete care plan that meets all the resident's needs, with timetables and actions that can be measured. Pattern : Minimal 4 4/28/2015
Failed To: Provide necessary care and services to maintain or improve the highest well being of each resident . Pattern : Minimal 4 4/28/2015
Failed To: Assist those residents who need help with eating/drinking, grooming and personal and oral hygiene. Isolated : Minimal 3 4/28/2015
Failed To: Ensure that each resident who enters the nursing home without a catheter is not given a catheter, unless medically necessary, and that incontinent patients receive proper services to prevent urinary tract infections and restore normal bladder functions. Pattern : Minimal 4 4/28/2015
Failed To: Ensure that a nursing home area is free from accident hazards and provide adequate supervision to prevent avoidable accidents. Pattern : Minimal 4 4/28/2015
Failed To: Ensure that each resident's 1) entire drug/medication regimen is free from unnecessary drugs; and 2) is managed and monitored to achieve highest level of well-being. Isolated : Minimal 3 4/28/2015
Failed To: Post nurse staffing information/data on a daily basis. Pattern : Potential 3 4/28/2015
Failed To: Store, cook, and serve food in a safe and clean way. Widespread : Potential 4 4/28/2015
Failed To: Dispose of garbage and refuse properly. Isolated : Minimal 3 4/28/2015
Failed To: Have a program that investigates, controls and keeps infection from spreading. Isolated : Minimal 3 4/28/2015
Failed To: Keep all essential equipment working safely. Isolated : Minimal 3 4/28/2015
Failed To: Make sure that the nursing home area is safe, easy to use, clean and comfortable for residents, staff and the public. Isolated : Minimal 3 4/28/2015
Failed To: Give or get quality laboratory services/tests in a timely manner to meet the needs of residents. Pattern : Minimal 4 4/28/2015
 

11/13/2013 Inspection

 
Deficiency Description Scope : Level of Harm 1 -- Rating -- 7 Corrected
Failed To: Let residents refuse treatment, refuse to take part in an experiment, or formulate advance directives. Isolated : Minimal 3 12/6/2013
Failed To: Send unopened mail from residents and promptly deliver unopened mail to residents. Isolated : Minimal 3 12/6/2013
Failed To: Provide care for residents in a way that maintains or improves their dignity and respect in full recognition of their individuality. Isolated : Minimal 3 12/6/2013
Failed To: Reasonably accommodate the needs and preferences of each resident. Pattern : Minimal 4 12/6/2013
Failed To: Provide housekeeping and maintenance services. Pattern : Minimal 4 12/6/2013
Failed To: Maintain comfortable and safe temperature levels. Pattern : Minimal 4 12/6/2013
Failed To: Completely assess the resident at least every twelve months. Pattern : Potential 3 12/6/2013
Failed To: Assure that each resident’s assessment is updated at least once every 3 months. Pattern : Potential 3 12/6/2013
Failed To: Ensure services provided by the nursing facility meet professional standards of quality. Isolated : Minimal 3 12/6/2013
Failed To: Provide necessary care and services to maintain or improve the highest well being of each resident . Isolated : Minimal 3 12/6/2013
Failed To: Assist those residents who need help with eating/drinking, grooming and personal and oral hygiene. Isolated : Minimal 3 12/6/2013
Failed To: Give residents proper treatment to prevent new bed (pressure) sores or heal existing bed sores. Pattern : Minimal 4 12/6/2013
Failed To: Give proper treatment to residents with feeding tubes to prevent problems (such as aspiration pneumonia, diarrhea, vomiting, dehydration, metabolic abnormalities, nasal-pharyngeal ulcers) and help restore eating skills, if possible. Isolated : Minimal 3 12/6/2013
Failed To: Ensure that a nursing home area is free from accident hazards and provide adequate supervision to prevent avoidable accidents. Pattern : Minimal 4 12/6/2013
Failed To: Ensure residents maintain acceptable nutritional status. Isolated : Minimal 3 12/6/2013
Failed To: Give each resident enough fluids to keep them healthy and prevent dehydration. Isolated : Minimal 3 12/6/2013
Failed To: Ensure that each resident's 1) entire drug/medication regimen is free from unnecessary drugs; and 2) is managed and monitored to achieve highest level of well-being. Pattern : Minimal 4 12/6/2013
Failed To: Store, cook, and serve food in a safe and clean way. Pattern : Minimal 4 12/6/2013
Failed To: At least once a month, have a licensed pharmacist review each resident's medication(s) and report any irregularities to the attending doctor. Isolated : Minimal 3 12/6/2013
Failed To: Maintain drug records and properly mark/label drugs and other similar products according to accepted professional standards. Isolated : Minimal 3 12/6/2013
Failed To: Have a program that investigates, controls and keeps infection from spreading. Isolated : Minimal 3 12/6/2013
Failed To: Provide rooms that are at least 80 square feet per resident in multiple rooms and 100 square feet for single resident rooms. Isolated : Minimal 3 12/6/2013
Failed To: Make sure that the nursing home area is safe, easy to use, clean and comfortable for residents, staff and the public. Pattern : Minimal 4 12/6/2013
Failed To: Give or get quality laboratory services/tests in a timely manner to meet the needs of residents. Isolated : Minimal 3 12/6/2013
Failed To: Keep accurate, complete and organized clinical records on each resident that meet professional standards. Pattern : Potential 3 12/6/2013
 

8/12/2012 Inspection

 
Deficiency Description Scope : Level of Harm 1 -- Rating -- 7 Corrected
Failed To: Keep residents' personal and medical records private and confidential. Pattern : Minimal 4 9/16/2012
Failed To: Keep each resident free from physical restraints, unless needed for medical treatment. Isolated : Minimal 3 9/16/2012
Failed To: Provide care for residents in a way that maintains or improves their dignity and respect in full recognition of their individuality. Isolated : Minimal 3 9/16/2012
Failed To: Provide housekeeping and maintenance services. Pattern : Minimal 4 9/16/2012
Failed To: Maintain comfortable and safe temperature levels. Pattern : Minimal 4 9/16/2012
Failed To: Provide necessary care and services to maintain or improve the highest well being of each resident . Isolated : Minimal 3 9/16/2012
Failed To: Assist those residents who need help with eating/drinking, grooming and personal and oral hygiene. Isolated : Minimal 3 9/16/2012
Failed To: Give residents proper treatment to prevent new bed (pressure) sores or heal existing bed sores. Isolated : Minimal 3 9/16/2012
Failed To: Give proper treatment to residents with feeding tubes to prevent problems (such as aspiration pneumonia, diarrhea, vomiting, dehydration, metabolic abnormalities, nasal-pharyngeal ulcers) and help restore eating skills, if possible. Isolated : Minimal 3 9/16/2012
Failed To: Ensure that a nursing home area is free from accident hazards and provide adequate supervision to prevent avoidable accidents. Pattern : Minimal 4 9/16/2012
Failed To: Ensure that each resident's 1) entire drug/medication regimen is free from unnecessary drugs; and 2) is managed and monitored to achieve highest level of well-being. Isolated : Minimal 3 9/16/2012
Failed To: Store, cook, and serve food in a safe and clean way. Widespread : Minimal 5 9/16/2012
Failed To: Provide routine and emergency drugs through a licensed pharmacist and only under the general supervision of a licensed nurse. Isolated : Minimal 3 9/16/2012
Failed To: Provide rooms that are at least 80 square feet per resident in multiple rooms and 100 square feet for single resident rooms. Widespread : Potential 4 9/16/2012
Failed To: Keep complete, dated laboratory records in the resident's file. Isolated : Minimal 3 9/16/2012
Failed To: Keep accurate, complete and organized clinical records on each resident that meet professional standards. Isolated : Minimal 3 9/16/2012


 

Complaint Investigation Deficiencies

These deficiencies resulted from complaints investigated by the state inspectors and substantiated.

 

1/27/2016 Investigation

 
Deficiency Description Scope : Level of Harm 1 -- Rating -- 7 Corrected
Failed To: Provide routine and emergency drugs through a licensed pharmacist and only under the general supervision of a licensed nurse. Isolated : Minimal 3 2/5/2016
 

1/15/2016 Investigation

 
Deficiency Description Scope : Level of Harm 1 -- Rating -- 7 Corrected
Failed To: Maintain comfortable and safe temperature levels. Pattern : Minimal 4 1/29/2016
 

4/14/2015 Investigation

 
Deficiency Description Scope : Level of Harm 1 -- Rating -- 7 Corrected
Failed To: Ensure that a nursing home area is free from accident hazards and provide adequate supervision to prevent avoidable accidents. Isolated : Actual 4 4/24/2015
 

1/21/2014 Investigation

 
Deficiency Description Scope : Level of Harm 1 -- Rating -- 7 Corrected
Failed To: 1) Hire only people with no legal history of abusing, neglecting or mistreating residents; or 2) report and investigate any acts or reports of abuse, neglect or mistreatment of residents. Isolated : Minimal 3 2/20/2014

 

About The Staff About the Staff

(Higher Numbers Are Better)

Staffing Hours Per Day Per Resident... This Facility County Avg CA State Avg
Number of Residents 75 88.60 84.73
Registered Nurses 0.74 0.82 0.87
Licensed Practical / Vocational Nurses 0.92 1.09 0.98
Certified Nursing Assistants 2.21 2.67 2.61
Total Staff Hours 3.86 4.57 4.46

About the Residents About the Staff

(Lower Numbers Are Better)

Percent of Residents... This Facility% County Avg% CA State Avg%
High Risk Long Stay Residents With Pressure Ulcers 11 6 6
Long Stay Residents Experiencing One or More Falls with Major Injury 2 1 1
Long Stay Residents Who Have Depressive Symptoms 1 0 1
Long Stay Residents Who Lose Too Much Weight 2 5 6
Long Stay Residents Who Received an Antipsychotic Medication 17 14 13
Long Stay Residents Who Self Report Moderate to Severe Pain 1 3 5
Long Stay Residents Who Were NOT Assessed and Appropriately Given the Pneumococcal Vaccine 11 7 5
Long Stay Residents Who Were NOT Assessed and Appropriately Given the Seasonal Influenza Vaccine 21 6 5
Long Stay Residents Who Were Physically Restrained 0 1 1
Long Stay Residents Whose Need for Help with ADLs has Increased 3 9 11
Long Stay Residents with a Catheter Inserted and Left in Their Bladder 4 3 3
Long Stay Residents With a Urinary Tract Infection 1 3 3
Low Risk Long Stay Residents Who Lose Control of Their Bowel or Bladder 44 43 44
Short Stay Residents Who Newly Received an Antipsychotic Medication 1 2 1
Short Stay Residents Who Self Report Moderate to Severe Pain 9 10 12
Short Stay Residents Who Were NOT Assessed and Appropriately Given the Pneumococcal Vaccine 10 25 18
Short Stay Residents Who Were NOT Assessed and Appropriately Given the Seasonal Influenza Vaccine 13 25 18
Short Stay Residents With Pressure Ulcers That Are New or Worsened 1 0 0