Alamitos West Health Care Center

Health Inspections

Health Inspections
2
Health Deficiencies
This Nursing Home: 17
CA State Average: 9
U.S. Average: 6
CA Deficiencies Range: 1–30
Complaints & Incidents: 2
Updated June 19, 2014.

This rating indicates how well this home has complied with standards for food preparation and other health-related activities in state inspections conducted approximately every 15 months. Results from inspections after the latest date shown below may be available at Nursing Home Compare.

August 15, 2013 Health Inspection

Nursing Home Failed To: Possible or Actual Harm Residents Affected Date Fixed
Have enough backup water supply for essential areas of the nursing home.
Low
Many
9/13/2013
Have a program that investigates, controls and keeps infection from spreading.
Low
Many
9/13/2013
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.
Low
Some
9/13/2013
Keep the rate of medication errors (wrong drug, wrong dose, wrong time) to less than 5%.
Low
Some
9/13/2013
Provide necessary care and services to maintain or improve the highest well being of each resident .
Low
Some
9/13/2013
Make sure that doctors see a resident's plan of care at every visit and make notes about progress and orders in writing.
Low
Some
9/13/2013
Train all employees on what to do in an emergency, and carry out unannounced staff drills.
Low
Some
9/13/2013
Store, cook, and serve food in a safe and clean way.
Low
Few
9/13/2013
Develop a complete care plan that meets all the resident's needs, with timetables and actions that can be measured.
Low
Few
9/13/2013
At least once a month, have a licensed pharmacist review each resident's medication(s) and report any irregularities to the attending doctor.
Low
Few
9/13/2013
Maintain drug records and properly mark/label drugs and other similar products according to accepted professional standards.
Low
Few
9/13/2013
Keep each resident free from physical restraints, unless needed for medical treatment.
Low
Few
9/13/2013
Give residents proper treatment to prevent new bed (pressure) sores or heal existing bed sores.
Low
Few
9/13/2013
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.
Low
Few
9/13/2013
Keep accurate, complete and organized clinical records on each resident that meet professional standards.
Very Low
Some
9/13/2013
Conduct initial and periodic assessments of each resident's functional capacity.
Very Low
Some
9/13/2013
Make sure that the nursing home area is safe, easy to use, clean and comfortable for residents, staff and the public.
Very Low
Some
9/13/2013

September 19, 2012 Health Inspection

Nursing Home Failed To: Possible or Actual Harm Residents Affected Date Fixed
Provide necessary care and services to maintain or improve the highest well being of each resident .
Low
Few
10/17/2012
Have a program that investigates, controls and keeps infection from spreading.
Low
Few
10/17/2012
Maintain drug records and properly mark/label drugs and other similar products according to accepted professional standards.
Low
Few
10/17/2012
Properly care for residents needing special services, including: injections, colostomy, ureostomy, ileostomy, tracheostomy care, tracheal suctioning, respiratory care, foot care, and prostheses.
Low
Few
10/17/2012
Train all employees on what to do in an emergency, and carry out unannounced staff drills.
Low
Few
10/17/2012

March 29, 2012 Health Inspection

Nursing Home Failed To: Possible or Actual Harm Residents Affected Date Fixed
Develop a complete care plan that meets all the resident's needs, with timetables and actions that can be measured.
Low
Few
4/29/2012
Provide necessary care and services to maintain or improve the highest well being of each resident .
Low
Few
4/29/2012
Make sure that doctors see a resident's plan of care at every visit and make notes about progress and orders in writing.
Low
Few
4/29/2012
Make sure that a working call system is available in each resident's room or bathroom and bathing area.
Low
Few
4/29/2012
Maintain comfortable sound levels.
Low
Few
4/29/2012
Immediately tell the resident, the resident's doctor, and a family member of situations (injury/decline/room, etc.) that affect the resident.
Low
Few
4/29/2012
Have a program that investigates, controls and keeps infection from spreading.
Low
Few
4/29/2012
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.
Low
Few
4/29/2012
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.
Low
Few
4/29/2012
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.
Low
Few
4/29/2012
Ensure that a nursing home area is free from accident hazards and provide adequate supervision to prevent avoidable accidents.
Low
Few
4/29/2012
Ensure each resident receives an accurate assessment by a qualified health professional.
Low
Few
4/29/2012
Dispose of garbage and refuse properly.
Low
Few
4/29/2012
Allow residents to self-administer drugs if determined safe.
Very Low
Some
4/29/2012
Allow residents to easily view the results of the nursing home's most recent inspection.
Very Low
Some
4/29/2012

August 27, 2013 Complaints & Incidents

Nursing Home Failed To: Possible or Actual Harm Residents Affected Date Fixed
Provide medically-related social services to help each resident achieve the highest possible quality of life.
Low
Few
9/13/2013
Give each resident enough fluids to keep them healthy and prevent dehydration.
Low
Few
9/13/2013

August 15, 2013 Complaints & Incidents

Nursing Home Failed To: Possible or Actual Harm Residents Affected Date Fixed
Properly care for residents needing special services, including: injections, colostomy, ureostomy, ileostomy, tracheostomy care, tracheal suctioning, respiratory care, foot care, and prostheses.
Low
Few
9/13/2013

December 22, 2011 Complaints & Incidents

Nursing Home Failed To: Possible or Actual Harm Residents Affected Date Fixed
Have enough backup water supply for essential areas of the nursing home.
Very Low
Some
12/22/2011

July 18, 2011 Complaints & Incidents

Nursing Home Failed To: Possible or Actual Harm Residents Affected Date Fixed
Let residents refuse treatment, refuse to take part in an experiment, or formulate advance directives.
Some
Few
8/17/2011

July 07, 2011 Complaints & Incidents

Nursing Home Failed To: Possible or Actual Harm Residents Affected Date Fixed
Have a program that investigates, controls and keeps infection from spreading.
Low
Few
8/17/2011
Give each resident enough fluids to keep them healthy and prevent dehydration.
Some
Few
8/17/2011

June 28, 2011 Complaints & Incidents

Nursing Home Failed To: Possible or Actual Harm Residents Affected Date Fixed
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.
Low
Few
7/28/2011
Develop a complete care plan that meets all the resident's needs, with timetables and actions that can be measured.
Low
Few
7/28/2011

Note: Because of differences in calculation, all data may not match those shown on Nursing Home Compare, a website run by the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. CMS has approved the U.S. News methodology.

Last updated June 19, 2014.


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