General Information: ALAMITOS WEST HEALTH CARE CENTER
Nursing home name ALAMITOS WEST HEALTH CARE CENTER
Address3902 KATELLA AVENUE
LOS ALAMITOS, CA 90720
Phone number (562) 596-5561
Located within a hospital No
Type of ownership For profit - Partnership
Owner operates multiple homesNo
Accept Medicare or Medicaid Medicare and Medicaid
Continue Care Retirement CommunityNo
Resident and family councils Resident
Certified number of beds 194
Total number of residents 131
Perc of occupied beds 67
Sprinkler status Yes
Number of Facility Reported Incidents3
Number of Substantiated Complaints2
Number of Fines1
Total Amount of Fines$1625
Total Number of Penalties0
Total Number of Penalties1
Ratings Summary: ALAMITOS WEST HEALTH CARE CENTER
Overall rating 3
3
Nursing Home Staffing 2
2
Registered Nurses only 2
2
Health Inspections 2
2
Quality Measures 5
5
Nursing Home Staffing Info: ALAMITOS WEST HEALTH CARE CENTER
National AverageCalifornia AverageALAMITOS WEST HEALTH CARE CENTER
Overall staff rating NA NA 2
2
Registered Nurses only rating NANA 2
2
Total Number of Residents NA NA 131
Total Number of Nurse Staff Hours per Resident per Day 4.11 hours 4.49 hours 3.87 hours
Total Number of Licensed Nurse Staff Hours per Resident per Day 1.64 hours 1.8 hours 1.43 hours
Registered Nurses Hours per Residents per Day 0.81 hours 0.88 hours 0.5 hours
Licensed Practical or Vacation Nurses Hours per Resident per Day 0.83 hours 0.92 hours 0.93 hours
Certified Nursing Assistants Hours per Residents per Day 2.47 hours 2.69 hours 2.43 hours
Physical Therapy Staffing Hours per Resident Per Day 0.1 hours 0.14 hours 0.15 hours
Health Survey: ALAMITOS WEST HEALTH CARE CENTER
Heath Survey Summary on 2013-08-15
Total Number of Health Deficiencies 18
Scope and Severity of most Severe Health Deficiency Widespread /Minimal harm or potential for actual harm
Heath Survey Summary on 2012-09-19
Total Number of Health Deficiencies 5
Scope and Severity of most Severe Health Deficiency Isolated/Minimal harm or potential for actual harm
Heath Survey Summary on 2012-03-29
Total Number of Health Deficiencies 15
Scope and Severity of most Severe Health Deficiency Isolated/Minimal harm or potential for actual harm
Health Survey Details: ALAMITOS WEST HEALTH CARE CENTER
Inspection Results: 08/15/2013
Corrected Deficiency Scope and Severity
09/13/2013 Keep each resident free from physical restraints, unless needed for medical treatment. Isolated/Minimal harm or potential for actual harm
09/13/2013 Conduct initial and periodic assessments of each resident's functional capacity. Pattern/Potential for minimal harm
09/13/2013 Develop a complete care plan that meets all the resident's needs, with timetables and actions that can be measured. Isolated/Minimal harm or potential for actual harm
09/13/2013 Provide necessary care and services to maintain or improve the highest well being of each resident . Pattern/Minimal harm or potential for actual harm
09/13/2013 Give residents proper treatment to prevent new bed (pressure) sores or heal existing bed sores. Isolated/Minimal harm or potential for actual harm
09/13/2013 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. Isolated/Minimal harm or potential for actual harm
09/13/2013 Properly care for residents needing special services, including: injections, colostomy, ureostomy, ileostomy, tracheostomy care, tracheal suctioning, respiratory care, foot care, and prostheses. Isolated/Minimal harm or potential for actual harm
09/13/2013 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. Pattern/Minimal harm or potential for actual harm
09/13/2013 Keep the rate of medication errors (wrong drug, wrong dose, wrong time) to less than 5%. Pattern/Minimal harm or potential for actual harm
09/13/2013 Store, cook, and serve food in a safe and clean way. Isolated/Minimal harm or potential for actual harm
09/13/2013 Make sure that doctors see a resident's plan of care at every visit and make notes about progress and orders in writing. Pattern/Minimal harm or potential for actual harm
09/13/2013 At least once a month, have a licensed pharmacist review each resident's medication(s) and report any irregularities to the attending doctor. Isolated/Minimal harm or potential for actual harm
09/13/2013 Maintain drug records and properly mark/label drugs and other similar products according to accepted professional standards. Isolated/Minimal harm or potential for actual harm
09/13/2013 Have a program that investigates, controls and keeps infection from spreading. Widespread /Minimal harm or potential for actual harm
09/13/2013 Make sure that the nursing home area is safe, easy to use, clean and comfortable for residents, staff and the public. Pattern/Potential for minimal harm
09/13/2013 Have enough backup water supply for essential areas of the nursing home. Widespread /Minimal harm or potential for actual harm
09/13/2013 Keep accurate, complete and organized clinical records on each resident that meet professional standards. Pattern/Potential for minimal harm
09/13/2013 Train all employees on what to do in an emergency, and carry out unannounced staff drills. Pattern/Minimal harm or potential for actual harm
Inspection Results: 09/19/2012
Corrected Deficiency Scope and Severity
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. Isolated/Minimal harm or potential for actual harm
10/17/2012 Provide necessary care and services to maintain or improve the highest well being of each resident . Isolated/Minimal harm or potential for actual harm
10/17/2012 Maintain drug records and properly mark/label drugs and other similar products according to accepted professional standards. Isolated/Minimal harm or potential for actual harm
10/17/2012 Have a program that investigates, controls and keeps infection from spreading. Isolated/Minimal harm or potential for actual harm
10/17/2012 Train all employees on what to do in an emergency, and carry out unannounced staff drills. Isolated/Minimal harm or potential for actual harm
Inspection Results: 03/29/2012
Corrected Deficiency Scope and Severity
04/29/2012 Develop a complete care plan that meets all the resident's needs, with timetables and actions that can be measured. Isolated/Minimal harm or potential for actual harm
04/29/2012 Allow residents to easily view the results of the nursing home's most recent inspection. Pattern/Potential for minimal harm
04/29/2012 Allow residents to self-administer drugs if determined safe. Pattern/Potential for minimal harm
04/29/2012 Maintain comfortable sound levels. Isolated/Minimal harm or potential for actual harm
04/29/2012 Ensure each resident receives an accurate assessment by a qualified health professional. Isolated/Minimal harm or potential for actual harm
04/29/2012 Immediately tell the resident, the resident's doctor, and a family member of situations (injury/decline/room, etc.) that affect the resident. Isolated/Minimal harm or potential for actual harm
04/29/2012 Provide necessary care and services to maintain or improve the highest well being of each resident . Isolated/Minimal harm or potential for actual harm
04/29/2012 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. Isolated/Minimal harm or potential for actual harm
04/29/2012 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. Isolated/Minimal harm or potential for actual harm
04/29/2012 Ensure that a nursing home area is free from accident hazards and provide adequate supervision to prevent avoidable accidents. Isolated/Minimal harm or potential for actual harm
04/29/2012 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. Isolated/Minimal harm or potential for actual harm
04/29/2012 Dispose of garbage and refuse properly. Isolated/Minimal harm or potential for actual harm
04/29/2012 Make sure that doctors see a resident's plan of care at every visit and make notes about progress and orders in writing. Isolated/Minimal harm or potential for actual harm
04/29/2012 Have a program that investigates, controls and keeps infection from spreading. Isolated/Minimal harm or potential for actual harm
04/29/2012 Make sure that a working call system is available in each resident's room or bathroom and bathing area. Isolated/Minimal harm or potential for actual harm

Fire Safety Survey: ALAMITOS WEST HEALTH CARE CENTER
Fire Safety Survey Summary on 2013-08-20
Total Number of Fire SafetyDeficiencies 11
Scope and Severity of most Severe Health Deficiency Pattern/Minimal harm or potential for actual harm
Fire Safety Survey Summary on 2012-09-25
Total Number of Fire SafetyDeficiencies 6
Scope and Severity of most Severe Health Deficiency Isolated/Minimal harm or potential for actual harm
Fire Safety Survey Summary on 2012-04-04
Total Number of Fire SafetyDeficiencies 2
Scope and Severity of most Severe Health Deficiency Isolated/Minimal harm or potential for actual harm
Fire Safety Survey: ALAMITOS WEST HEALTH CARE CENTER
Fire Safety Survey Results: 08/20/2013
Corrected Deficiency Severity
09/10/2013 A two-hour-resistant firewall separation. Isolated/Minimal harm or potential for actual harm
09/10/2013 Approved construction type or materials. Isolated/Minimal harm or potential for actual harm
09/10/2013 Corridor and hallway doors that block smoke. Pattern/Minimal harm or potential for actual harm
09/10/2013 Signs that state that exit doors are to be kept closed. Isolated/Minimal harm or potential for actual harm
09/10/2013 Smoke barrier doors that can resist smoke for at least 20 minutes. Pattern/Minimal harm or potential for actual harm
09/10/2013 Record of quarterly fire drills for each shift under varying conditions. Isolated/Minimal harm or potential for actual harm
09/10/2013 An approved installation, maintenance and testing program for fire alarm systems. Isolated/Minimal harm or potential for actual harm
09/10/2013 Portable fire extinguishers. Isolated/Minimal harm or potential for actual harm
09/10/2013 Properly installed electrical wiring and equipment. Isolated/Minimal harm or potential for actual harm
09/10/2013 Heating and ventilation systems that have been properly installed according to the manufacturer's instructions. Isolated/Minimal harm or potential for actual harm
09/10/2013 Proper medical gas storage and administration areas. Isolated/Minimal harm or potential for actual harm
Fire Safety Survey Results: 09/25/2012
Corrected Deficiency Severity
10/08/2012 Corridor and hallway doors that block smoke. Isolated/Minimal harm or potential for actual harm
10/08/2012 Special areas constructed so that walls can resist fire for one hour or an approved fire extinguishing system. Isolated/Minimal harm or potential for actual harm
10/08/2012 Properly located and lighted "Exit" signs. Isolated/Minimal harm or potential for actual harm
10/08/2012 Properly installed hallway dispensers for alcohol-based hand rub. Isolated/Minimal harm or potential for actual harm
10/08/2012 Portable fire extinguishers. Isolated/Minimal harm or potential for actual harm
10/08/2012 Record of quarterly fire drills for each shift under varying conditions. Widespread/Potential for minimal harm
Fire Safety Survey Results: 04/04/2012
Corrected Deficiency Severity
04/24/2012 Automatic sprinkler systems that have been maintained in working order. Isolated/Minimal harm or potential for actual harm
04/24/2012 Exits that are free from obstructions and can be used at all times. Pattern/Potential for minimal harm

Resident Complaints: ALAMITOS WEST HEALTH CARE CENTER
Date Complaint Substantiated: 08/27/2013
CorrectedCategoryDeficiencySeverity
09/13/2013Provide medically-related social services to help each resident achieve the highest possible quality of life. D
09/13/2013Give each resident enough fluids to keep them healthy and prevent dehydration. D
Date Complaint Substantiated: 12/22/2011
CorrectedCategoryDeficiencySeverity
12/22/2011Have enough backup water supply for essential areas of the nursing home. B
Date Complaint Substantiated: 07/18/2011
CorrectedCategoryDeficiencySeverity
08/17/2011Let residents refuse treatment, refuse to take part in an experiment, or formulate advance directives. G
Date Complaint Substantiated: 07/07/2011
CorrectedCategoryDeficiencySeverity
08/17/2011Give each resident enough fluids to keep them healthy and prevent dehydration. G
08/17/2011Have a program that investigates, controls and keeps infection from spreading. D
Date Complaint Substantiated: 06/28/2011
CorrectedCategoryDeficiencySeverity
07/28/2011Develop 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. D
07/28/2011Develop a complete care plan that meets all the resident's needs, with timetables and actions that can be measured. D

Quality Measures: ALAMITOS WEST HEALTH CARE CENTER
Quality Measures National Average California Average ALAMITOS WEST HEALTH CARE CENTER
Overall quality rating NA NA 5
5
Long-Stay Residents
Percent of Long Stay Residents Whose Need for Help with ADLs has Increased 15.4% 11.7% 8.1%
Percent of Long Stay Residents Who Self Report Moderate to Severe Pain 8.3% 5.9% 7.1%
Percent of High Risk Long Stay Residents With Pressure Ulcers 6.1% 6.2% 4.4%
Percent of Long Stay Residents Who Lose Too Much Weight 7.2% 5.8% 9.4%
Percent of Low Risk Long Stay Residents Who Lose Control of Their Bowel or Bladder 43.9% 45.3% 55.2%
Percent of Long Stay Residents with a Catheter Inserted and Left in Their Bladder 3.2% 3.3% 2.2%
Percent of Long Stay Residents With a Urinary Tract Infection 6.2% 5.3% 7.5%
Percent of Long Stay Residents Who Have Depressive Symptoms 6.3% 1.8% 0.0%
Percent of Long Stay Residents Who Were Physically Restrained 1.4% 2.1% 1.1%
Percent of Long Stay Residents Experiencing One or More Falls with Major Injury 3.2% 1.6% 0.7%
Percent of Long Stay Residents Assessed and Appropriately Given the Seasonal Influenza Vaccine 92.7% 92.3% 89.9%
Percent of Long Stay Residents Assessed and Appropriately Given the Pneumococcal Vaccine 94.3% 94.6% 87.1%
Percent of Long Stay Residents Who Received an Antipsychotic Medication 20.7% 16.5% 9.1%
Short-Stay Residents
Percent of Short Stay Residents Who Self Report Moderate to Severe Pain 19.2% 16.9% 26.2%
Percent of Short Stay Residents With Pressure Ulcers That Are New or Worsened 1.2% 0.9% 1.0%
Percent of Short Stay Residents Who Were Assessed and Appropriately Given the Seasonal Influenza Vaccine 83.4% 81.1% 92.2%
Percent of Short Stay Residents Assessed and Appropriately Given the Pneumococcal Vaccine 82.4% 79.8% 84.6%
Percent of Short Stay Residents Who Newly Received an Antipsychotic Medication 2.6% 2.0% 1.2%

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