These cases offer a glimpse of the conflicts and lapses that have occurred in mixed nursing home populations. The facts set forth are included in state and federal inspection reports. The owners are identified in the federal government’s Nursing Home Compare database. Federal quality ratings range from 1 star (much below average) to 5 stars (much above average.) The listed ratings reflect the facility’s current status.
South Pasadena Convalescent Hospital has created friction in the suburban Los Angeles enclave. Police routinely are called to the nursing home, which was decertified in January following four failed inspections. It is the third home owned by Shlom
Recently filed lawsuits allege 15 nursing homes around California, including Roseville Point Health & Wellness Center, purposefully understaffed to save money. Shlomo Rechnitz and his management company Rockport Administrative Services own the facilities.
A critical new report from Disability Rights California concludes that the state lacks consistent standards for issuing citations when nursing home violations result in patient deaths, engaging in what Disability Rights attorney Leslie Morrison calls the “low-balling” of penalties.
In coming days, California regulators will decide whether the state’s largest nursing home operator can stop accepting patients at three of his skilled nursing facilities in Humboldt County and begin closing the homes. Rockport Healthcare Services, the management company for Los Angeles nursing home magnate Shlomo Rechnitz, said the move was prompted by a staffing crisis. If approved, the county would lose more than half of its skilled nursing beds.