Lancaster Health Care Center

1642 West Avenue J
Lancaster, CA 93534
Los Angeles County
Phone: 661-942-8463
Provider Number: 055307
Last Inspection: 07/12/2013

About the Nursing Home About the Staff

Number of Beds
Number of
Beds
99
Number of Residents
Number of
Residents
96
Number of Beds Available
Beds Available
3
Percent Occupancy
Percent Occupancy
97%
Accepts Insurance
Insurance Accepted
Medicare & Medicaid
Types of Councils
Types of Councils
Both
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
  • 39
  • 38
  • 31
  • 20
Lower Numbers are Better

Deficiency Ratings what is a deficiency rating?
By Year


  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 39
  • 54
  • 29
Lower Numbers are Better

Details by Inspection Date

 

7/12/2013 Inspection

 
Deficiency Description Scope : Level of Harm 1 -- Rating -- 7 Corrected
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 8/22/2013
Failed To: Reasonably accommodate the needs and preferences of each resident. Isolated : Minimal 3 8/22/2013
Failed To: Provide activities to meet the interests and needs of each resident. Isolated : Minimal 3 8/22/2013
Failed To: Conduct initial and periodic assessments of each resident's functional capacity. Isolated : Minimal 3 8/22/2013
Failed To: Develop a complete care plan that meets all the resident's needs, with timetables and actions that can be measured. Isolated : Minimal 3 8/22/2013
Failed To: Provide necessary care and services to maintain or improve the highest well being of each resident . Isolated : Minimal 3 8/22/2013
Failed To: Give residents proper treatment to prevent new bed (pressure) sores or heal existing bed sores. Isolated : Minimal 3 8/22/2013
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. Isolated : Minimal 3 8/22/2013
Failed To: Give each resident enough fluids to keep them healthy and prevent dehydration. Pattern : Minimal 4 8/22/2013
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. Isolated : Minimal 3 8/22/2013
Failed To: Store, cook, and serve food in a safe and clean way. Widespread : Minimal 5 8/22/2013
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 8/22/2013
 

4/11/2012 Inspection

 
Deficiency Description Scope : Level of Harm 1 -- Rating -- 7 Corrected
Failed To: Develop and implement policies for 1) screening and training employees; and the 2) prevention, identification, investigation, and reporting of any abuse, neglect, mistreatment and misappropriation of property. Isolated : Minimal 3 5/11/2012
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 5/11/2012
Failed To: Provide necessary care and services to maintain or improve the highest well being of each resident . Isolated : Minimal 3 5/11/2012
Failed To: Give residents proper treatment to prevent new bed (pressure) sores or heal existing bed sores. Isolated : Minimal 3 5/11/2012
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. Isolated : Minimal 3 5/11/2012
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 5/11/2012
Failed To: Ensure that a nursing home area is free from accident hazards and provide adequate supervision to prevent avoidable accidents. Isolated : Minimal 3 5/11/2012
Failed To: Give each resident enough fluids to keep them healthy and prevent dehydration. Isolated : Minimal 3 5/11/2012
Failed To: Properly care for residents needing special services, including: injections, colostomy, ureostomy, ileostomy, tracheostomy care, tracheal suctioning, respiratory care, foot care, and prostheses. Isolated : Minimal 3 5/11/2012
Failed To: Keep the rate of medication errors (wrong drug, wrong dose, wrong time) to less than 5%. Pattern : Minimal 4 5/11/2012
Failed To: Ensure that residents are safe from serious medication errors. Pattern : Minimal 4 5/11/2012
Failed To: Develop policies and procedures for influenza and pneumococcal immunizations. Isolated : Minimal 3 5/11/2012
Failed To: Provide routine and emergency drugs through a licensed pharmacist and only under the general supervision of a licensed nurse. Pattern : Minimal 4 5/11/2012
Failed To: Maintain drug records and properly mark/label drugs and other similar products according to accepted professional standards. Pattern : Minimal 4 5/11/2012
Failed To: Have a program that investigates, controls and keeps infection from spreading. Widespread : Minimal 5 5/11/2012
Failed To: Keep accurate, complete and organized clinical records on each resident that meet professional standards. Isolated : Minimal 3 5/11/2012
 

1/9/2011 Inspection

 
Deficiency Description Scope : Level of Harm 1 -- Rating -- 7 Corrected
Failed To: Listen to the resident groups and act on their complaints and suggestions that affect resident care and life. Pattern : Minimal 4 2/3/2011
Failed To: Reasonably accommodate the needs and preferences of each resident. Isolated : Minimal 3 2/3/2011
Failed To: Provide medically-related social services to help each resident achieve the highest possible quality of life. Pattern : Minimal 4 2/3/2011
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. Isolated : Minimal 3 2/3/2011
Failed To: Give each resident enough fluids to keep them healthy and prevent dehydration. Isolated : Minimal 3 2/3/2011
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 2/3/2011
Failed To: Maintain drug records and properly mark/label drugs and other similar products according to accepted professional standards. Pattern : Minimal 4 2/3/2011
Failed To: Have a program that investigates, controls and keeps infection from spreading. Pattern : Minimal 4 2/3/2011


 

Complaint Investigation Deficiencies

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

 

12/23/2015 Investigation

 
Deficiency Description Scope : Level of Harm 1 -- Rating -- 7 Corrected
Failed To: Immediately tell the resident, the resident's doctor, and a family member of situations (injury/decline/room, etc.) that affect the resident. Isolated : Minimal 3 2/11/2016
 

10/29/2015 Investigation

 
Deficiency Description Scope : Level of Harm 1 -- Rating -- 7 Corrected
Failed To: Immediately tell the resident, the resident's doctor, and a family member of situations (injury/decline/room, etc.) that affect the resident. Pattern : Minimal 4 11/9/2015

 

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 96 88.60 84.73
Registered Nurses 0.65 0.82 0.87
Licensed Practical / Vocational Nurses 0.89 1.09 0.98
Certified Nursing Assistants 2.63 2.67 2.61
Total Staff Hours 4.16 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 5 6 6
Long Stay Residents Experiencing One or More Falls with Major Injury 1 1 1
Long Stay Residents Who Have Depressive Symptoms 1 0 1
Long Stay Residents Who Lose Too Much Weight 6 5 6
Long Stay Residents Who Received an Antipsychotic Medication 8 14 13
Long Stay Residents Who Self Report Moderate to Severe Pain 10 3 5
Long Stay Residents Who Were NOT Assessed and Appropriately Given the Pneumococcal Vaccine 3 7 5
Long Stay Residents Who Were NOT Assessed and Appropriately Given the Seasonal Influenza Vaccine 2 6 5
Long Stay Residents Who Were Physically Restrained 0 1 1
Long Stay Residents Whose Need for Help with ADLs has Increased 14 9 11
Long Stay Residents with a Catheter Inserted and Left in Their Bladder 2 3 3
Long Stay Residents With a Urinary Tract Infection 5 3 3
Low Risk Long Stay Residents Who Lose Control of Their Bowel or Bladder 37 43 44
Short Stay Residents Who Newly Received an Antipsychotic Medication 2 2 1
Short Stay Residents Who Self Report Moderate to Severe Pain 14 10 12
Short Stay Residents Who Were NOT Assessed and Appropriately Given the Pneumococcal Vaccine 24 25 18
Short Stay Residents Who Were NOT Assessed and Appropriately Given the Seasonal Influenza Vaccine 24 25 18
Short Stay Residents With Pressure Ulcers That Are New or Worsened 0 0 0