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Coastal Communities Hospital

Nursing Home Abuse

2701 S. Bristol St.
Santa Ana, CA

Coastal Communities Hospital is listed because this nursing home has caused potential harm and immediate jeopardy to one or more patients.

Some saddening violations include:

  • Failure to give residents proper treatment to prevent bed sores or heal existing sores.
  • Undue use of physical restraints.
  • Failure to quarantine a resident with an infection that could spread to others.
  • Failure to keep patient's medical history private.
  • Proper treatment violations including feeding with tubes, and proper eating skill restoration programs.

This information was based off data reported by CMS as of 7/29/10

It is shocking that some of these violations include allowing disease to spread among seniors which immune systems are already weak and compromised. The sanitation, proper medical care, and living conditions of nursing homes are essential and the failure to do so can cause illness and even death. Watch these videos below for common questions regarding elder abuse:

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Citations are issued by the Department of Health Services (DHS) during the annual certification visit.

Citations come in several classes depending on their severity. The state average is a little less than one per facility per year, but ideally, a facility should not have any citations.

  • Class AA: The most serious violation, AA citations are issued when a resident death has occurred in such a way that it has been directly and officially attributed to the responsibility of the facility, and carry fines of $25,000 to $100,000.
  • Class A: Class A citations are issued when violations present imminent danger to patients or the substantial probability of death or serious harm, and carry fines from $2,000 to $20,000.
  • Class B: Class B citations carry fines from $100 to $1000 and are issued for violations which have a direct or immediate relationship to health, safety, or security, but do not qualify as A or AA citations.

This information should not be used as the sole measure of quality of care in a nursing home. It is important to visit potential facilities and evaluate it yourself.

The abuse that goes on in this and other nursing homes can be segmented into two types: negligence and intentional abuse. Intentional abuse can range from financial abuse, verbal abuse, to physical assault and sexual molestation. Negligence, on the other hand, is a more passive yet equally serious scope of abuse that includes failure and violations to provide the right amount and type of food at certain times, medication mistakes or skipping dosages, and providing proper medical equipment, living quarters, and overall care based on individual needs. Signs of abuse can include malnutrition, bedsores and ulcers, visible bodily injuries and general depression or unhappiness in a patient.

Elder abuse and nursing home violations are serious offenses. If you or someone you love has been involved in a nursing home abuse, negligence, or other crime, call the specialists at Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys for a free consultation to let you know your options and answer all your questions. We have vast experience in these cases and are passionate about stopping nursing home abuse from happening in Santa Ana and throughout California.

Our phone number: 949-203-3814.

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Look for These
Signs of Neglect:

  • Broken or fractured bones
  • Head injuries
  • Open wounds, cuts, punctures, untreated injuries in various stages of healing
  • Broken eyeglasses, dentures, hearing aids
  • Signs of punishment or physical restraint
  • Your loved one tells you they have been mistreated
  • A sudden change in behavior
  • The nursing home refuses to allow unsupervised visits
  • If your loved one exhibits any of the above signs, know your rights and contact an attorney today.

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