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Nursing Homes California West Hills West Valley Post Acute

West Valley Post Acute has been cited for a total of 75 deficiencies in our most recent deficiency data, which typically covers 3 health and fire safety surveys.

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There are 1181 nursing homes in California with a total of 57,802 deficiencies resulting in an average of 48.94 deficiencies per nursing home.



The following table describes how deficiencies are scored. An easy way to remember the severity of a deficiency's scope is that the further along in the alphabet (A through L) the scope value is, the more severe the deficiency is.
Additionally, A through F means no actual harm has happened.

Table describing the severity and scope of deficiencies


Deficiency Cited, Scope, and Date of Correction
Provide and implement an infection prevention and control program.
Category:
Infection Control Deficiencies
Scope:
D
Corrected:
08-10-2020

Develop and implement policies and procedures to prevent abuse, neglect, and theft.
Category:
Freedom from Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation Deficiencies
Scope:
D
Corrected:
01-20-2021

Reasonably accommodate the needs and preferences of each resident.
Category:
Resident Rights Deficiencies
Scope:
D
Corrected:
12-10-2020

Provide and implement an infection prevention and control program.
Category:
Infection Control Deficiencies
Scope:
D
Corrected:
12-10-2020

Provide or obtain laboratory tests/services when ordered and promptly tell the ordering practitioner of the results.
Category:
Administration Deficiencies
Scope:
D
Corrected:
11-20-2020

Provide pharmaceutical services to meet the needs of each resident and employ or obtain the services of a licensed pharmacist.
Category:
Pharmacy Service Deficiencies
Scope:
D
Corrected:
10-31-2020

Implement gradual dose reductions(GDR) and non-pharmacological interventions, unless contraindicated, prior to initiating or instead of continuing psychotropic medication; and PRN orders for psychotropic medications are only used when the medication is ne
Category:
Pharmacy Service Deficiencies
Scope:
D
Corrected:
09-03-2020

Immediately tell the resident, the resident's doctor, and a family member of situations (injury/decline/room, etc.) that affect the resident.
Category:
Resident Rights Deficiencies
Scope:
D
Corrected:
07-24-2020

Provide rooms that are at least 80 square feet per resident in multiple rooms and 100 square feet for single resident rooms.
Category:
Environmental Deficiencies
Scope:
D
Corrected:
05-08-2020

Provide appropriate treatment and care according to orders, resident?s preferences and goals.
Category:
Quality of Life and Care Deficiencies
Scope:
D
Corrected:
10-18-2019

Provide appropriate care for residents who are continent or incontinent of bowel/bladder, appropriate catheter care, and appropriate care to prevent urinary tract infections.
Category:
Quality of Life and Care Deficiencies
Scope:
D
Corrected:
10-18-2019

Ensure that nurses and nurse aides have the appropriate competencies to care for every resident in a way that maximizes each resident's well being.
Category:
Nursing and Physician Services Deficiencies
Scope:
E
Corrected:
10-18-2019

Provide pharmaceutical services to meet the needs of each resident and employ or obtain the services of a licensed pharmacist.
Category:
Pharmacy Service Deficiencies
Scope:
E
Corrected:
10-18-2019

Ensure drugs and biologicals used in the facility are labeled in accordance with currently accepted professional principles; and all drugs and biologicals must be stored in locked compartments, separately locked, compartments for controlled drugs.
Category:
Pharmacy Service Deficiencies
Scope:
E
Corrected:
10-18-2019

Provide sufficient support personnel to safely and effectively carry out the functions of the food and nutrition service.
Category:
Nutrition and Dietary Deficiencies
Scope:
E
Corrected:
10-18-2019

Procure food from sources approved or considered satisfactory and store, prepare, distribute and serve food in accordance with professional standards.
Category:
Nutrition and Dietary Deficiencies
Scope:
F
Corrected:
10-18-2019

Provide rooms that are at least 80 square feet per resident in multiple rooms and 100 square feet for single resident rooms.
Category:
Environmental Deficiencies
Scope:
B
Corrected:
Not Listed

Provide timely notification to the resident, and if applicable to the resident representative and ombudsman, before transfer or discharge, including appeal rights.
Category:
Resident Rights Deficiencies
Scope:
D
Corrected:
10-18-2019

Notify 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.
Category:
Resident Rights Deficiencies
Scope:
D
Corrected:
10-18-2019

Safeguard resident-identifiable information and/or maintain medical records on each resident that are in accordance with accepted professional standards.
Category:
Resident Assessment and Care Planning Deficiencies
Scope:
D
Corrected:
10-18-2019

Ensure services provided by the nursing facility meet professional standards of quality.
Category:
Resident Assessment and Care Planning Deficiencies
Scope:
D
Corrected:
02-12-2020

Ensure services provided by the nursing facility meet professional standards of quality.
Category:
Resident Assessment and Care Planning Deficiencies
Scope:
D
Corrected:
06-10-2019

Make sure that the nursing home area is safe, easy to use, clean and comfortable for residents, staff and the public.
Category:
Environmental Deficiencies
Scope:
D
Corrected:
06-10-2019

Honor the resident's right to request, refuse, and/or discontinue treatment, to participate in or refuse to participate in experimental research, and to formulate an advance directive.
Category:
Resident Rights Deficiencies
Scope:
E
Corrected:
10-15-2018

Ensure services provided by the nursing facility meet professional standards of quality.
Category:
Resident Assessment and Care Planning Deficiencies
Scope:
D
Corrected:
10-15-2018

Provide safe, appropriate pain management for a resident who requires such services.
Category:
Quality of Life and Care Deficiencies
Scope:
D
Corrected:
10-15-2018

Provide pharmaceutical services to meet the needs of each resident and employ or obtain the services of a licensed pharmacist.
Category:
Pharmacy Service Deficiencies
Scope:
E
Corrected:
10-15-2018

Implement gradual dose reductions(GDR) and non-pharmacological interventions, unless contraindicated, prior to initiating or instead of continuing psychotropic medication; and PRN orders for psychotropic medications are only used when the medication is ne
Category:
Pharmacy Service Deficiencies
Scope:
D
Corrected:
10-15-2018

Ensure medication error rates are not 5 percent or greater.
Category:
Pharmacy Service Deficiencies
Scope:
E
Corrected:
10-15-2018

Ensure drugs and biologicals used in the facility are labeled in accordance with currently accepted professional principles; and all drugs and biologicals must be stored in locked compartments, separately locked, compartments for controlled drugs.
Category:
Pharmacy Service Deficiencies
Scope:
E
Corrected:
10-15-2018

Implement a program that monitors antibiotic use.
Category:
Infection Control Deficiencies
Scope:
D
Corrected:
10-15-2018

Provide rooms that are at least 80 square feet per resident in multiple rooms and 100 square feet for single resident rooms.
Category:
Environmental Deficiencies
Scope:
B
Corrected:
Not Listed

Develop and implement a complete care plan that meets all the resident's needs, with timetables and actions that can be measured.
Category:
Resident Assessment and Care Planning Deficiencies
Scope:
D
Corrected:
12-05-2018

Safeguard resident-identifiable information and/or maintain medical records on each resident that are in accordance with accepted professional standards.
Category:
Resident Assessment and Care Planning Deficiencies
Scope:
D
Corrected:
11-27-2018

Reasonably accommodate the needs and preferences of each resident.
Category:
Resident Rights Deficiencies
Scope:
D
Corrected:
10-31-2018

Honor the resident's right to a safe, clean, comfortable and homelike environment, including but not limited to receiving treatment and supports for daily living safely.
Category:
Resident Rights Deficiencies
Scope:
D
Corrected:
10-31-2018

Timely report suspected abuse, neglect, or theft and report the results of the investigation to proper authorities.
Category:
Freedom from Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation Deficiencies
Scope:
D
Corrected:
10-30-2018

Timely report suspected abuse, neglect, or theft and report the results of the investigation to proper authorities.
Category:
Freedom from Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation Deficiencies
Scope:
D
Corrected:
10-23-2018

Reasonably accommodate the needs and preferences of each resident.
Category:
Resident Rights Deficiencies
Scope:
E
Corrected:
10-05-2018

Provide and implement an infection prevention and control program.
Category:
Infection Control Deficiencies
Scope:
D
Corrected:
10-01-2018

Develop and implement a complete care plan that meets all the resident's needs, with timetables and actions that can be measured.
Category:
Resident Assessment and Care Planning Deficiencies
Scope:
D
Corrected:
09-27-2018

Provide appropriate treatment and care according to orders, resident?s preferences and goals.
Category:
Quality of Life and Care Deficiencies
Scope:
D
Corrected:
09-27-2018

Provide appropriate pressure ulcer care and prevent new ulcers from developing.
Category:
Quality of Life and Care Deficiencies
Scope:
G
Corrected:
09-27-2018

Provide and implement an infection prevention and control program.
Category:
Infection Control Deficiencies
Scope:
D
Corrected:
08-09-2018

Keep all essential equipment working safely.
Category:
Environmental Deficiencies
Scope:
D
Corrected:
08-09-2018

Ensure services provided by the nursing facility meet professional standards of quality.
Category:
Resident Assessment and Care Planning Deficiencies
Scope:
D
Corrected:
07-17-2018

Provide appropriate treatment and care according to orders, resident?s preferences and goals.
Category:
Quality of Life and Care Deficiencies
Scope:
D
Corrected:
07-17-2018

Provide appropriate care for residents who are continent or incontinent of bowel/bladder, appropriate catheter care, and appropriate care to prevent urinary tract infections.
Category:
Quality of Life and Care Deficiencies
Scope:
D
Corrected:
07-17-2018

Make sure that the nursing home area is safe, easy to use, clean and comfortable for residents, staff and the public.
Category:
Environmental Deficiencies
Scope:
D
Corrected:
07-10-2018

Ensure each resident?s drug regimen must be free from unnecessary drugs.
Category:
Pharmacy Service Deficiencies
Scope:
D
Corrected:
06-19-2018

Provide and implement an infection prevention and control program.
Category:
Infection Control Deficiencies
Scope:
D
Corrected:
06-26-2018

Ensure each resident receives an accurate assessment.
Category:
Resident Assessment and Care Planning Deficiencies
Scope:
D
Corrected:
05-22-2018

Ensure services provided by the nursing facility meet professional standards of quality.
Category:
Resident Assessment and Care Planning Deficiencies
Scope:
D
Corrected:
05-22-2018

Ensure drugs and biologicals used in the facility are labeled in accordance with currently accepted professional principles; and all drugs and biologicals must be stored in locked compartments, separately locked, compartments for controlled drugs.
Category:
Pharmacy Service Deficiencies
Scope:
D
Corrected:
05-22-2018

Develop and implement a complete care plan that meets all the resident's needs, with timetables and actions that can be measured.
Category:
Resident Assessment and Care Planning Deficiencies
Scope:
D
Corrected:
05-20-2018

Safeguard resident-identifiable information and/or maintain medical records on each resident that are in accordance with accepted professional standards.
Category:
Resident Assessment and Care Planning Deficiencies
Scope:
D
Corrected:
05-20-2018

Safeguard resident-identifiable information and/or maintain medical records on each resident that are in accordance with accepted professional standards.
Category:
Resident Assessment and Care Planning Deficiencies
Scope:
D
Corrected:
04-26-2018

Safeguard resident-identifiable information and/or maintain medical records on each resident that are in accordance with accepted professional standards.
Category:
Resident Assessment and Care Planning Deficiencies
Scope:
D
Corrected:
04-26-2018

Reasonably accommodate the needs and preferences of each resident.
Category:
Resident Rights Deficiencies
Scope:
E
Corrected:
04-26-2018

Ensure that feeding tubes are not used unless there is a medical reason and the resident agrees; and provide appropriate care for a resident with a feeding tube.
Category:
Quality of Life and Care Deficiencies
Scope:
D
Corrected:
04-26-2018

Provide care for residents in a way that maintains or improves their dignity and respect in full recognition of their individuality.
Category:
Resident Rights Deficiencies
Scope:
D
Corrected:
10-16-2017

Provide activities to meet the interests and needs of each resident.
Category:
Quality of Life and Care Deficiencies
Scope:
D
Corrected:
10-16-2017

Assess in a timely manner the resident when the resident enters the nursing home.
Category:
Resident Assessment and Care Planning Deficiencies
Scope:
D
Corrected:
10-16-2017

Ensure services provided by the nursing facility meet professional standards of quality.
Category:
Quality of Life and Care Deficiencies
Scope:
D
Corrected:
10-16-2017

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.
Category:
Quality of Life and Care Deficiencies
Scope:
E
Corrected:
10-16-2017

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.
Category:
Quality of Life and Care Deficiencies
Scope:
D
Corrected:
10-16-2017

Ensure that a nursing home area is free from accident hazards and provide adequate supervision to prevent avoidable accidents.
Category:
Environmental Deficiencies
Scope:
D
Corrected:
10-16-2017

Properly care for residents needing special services, including: injections, colostomy, ureostomy, ileostomy, tracheostomy care, tracheal suctioning, respiratory care, foot care, and prostheses.
Category:
Quality of Life and Care Deficiencies
Scope:
D
Corrected:
10-16-2017

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.
Category:
Pharmacy Service Deficiencies
Scope:
E
Corrected:
10-16-2017

Maintain drug records and properly mark/label drugs and other similar products according to accepted professional standards.
Category:
Pharmacy Service Deficiencies
Scope:
D
Corrected:
10-16-2017

Have a program that investigates, controls and keeps infection from spreading.
Category:
Environmental Deficiencies
Scope:
D
Corrected:
10-16-2017

Provide rooms that are at least 80 square feet per resident in multiple rooms and 100 square feet for single resident rooms.
Category:
Environmental Deficiencies
Scope:
B
Corrected:
Not Listed

Make sure that the nursing home area is safe, easy to use, clean and comfortable for residents, staff and the public.
Category:
Environmental Deficiencies
Scope:
D
Corrected:
10-16-2017

Keep accurate, complete and organized clinical records on each resident that meet professional standards.
Category:
Administration Deficiencies
Scope:
D
Corrected:
10-16-2017

Keep clinical record information safe.
Category:
Administration Deficiencies
Scope:
B
Corrected:
10-16-2017



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