Southern California Nursing Home Citation Watch

This list contains the issuance of citations to Southern California nursing facilities by the California Department of Public Health over the last six months. All the citations listed are issued for reasons related to patient care. For verification of the citation, please contact the local department office or Walton Law Firm LLP.

<font size='2'Facility Date Citation
Los Angeles County Elder Abuse
Brighton Convalescent Center 05/23/08 Class B
Heritage Manor 03/7/08 Class B
Imperial Convalescent Hosp 03/26/08 Class B
Ramona Care Center 05/23/08 Class B
Studio City Rehabilitation Center 02/21/08 Class A
Villa Oaks Convalescent 06/23/08 Class B
Windsor Convalescent Long Beach. 05/22/08 Class B
Windsor Palms Artesia 05/23/08 Class A
Orange County
Evergreen Fullerton Healthcare 04/15/08 Class B
French Park Care Center 05/20/08 Class B
Kindred Healthcare of Orange 04/29/08 Class B
New Orange Hills 04/16/08 Class B
Parkview Healthcare 04/15/08 Class AA
Riverside County
Cypress Gardens 06/10/08 Class AA
San Diego County
Edgemoor Geriatric Hosp. 06/26/08 Class A
Cypress Gardens Rehabilitation 03/20/08 Class A
Lemon Grove Care & Rehab. 07/16/08 Class B
Villa Las Palmas 07/01/08 Class B
Vista Healthcare 04/11/08 Class B
Santa Barbara Nursing Home Neglect
La Cumbre Senior Living 07/24/08 Class B & A
Country Oaks Care Center 5/20/08 Class B

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.