LA PAZ AT PARAMOUNT

The information listed below provides an in-depth look into the type and quality of care offered at La Paz at Paramount. It is important to note that when evaluating if a nursing home is right for you or a loved one, ratings should not be taken as the sole deciding factor, but as one of many aspects to be considered.

Address

LA PAZ AT PARAMOUNT
8835 VANS STREET
PARAMOUNT, CA 90723
(562) 633-5111

Nursing Home Ratings

Health Inspections
Quality Measures
Nursing Staff
R.N. Staff Only
Overall Rating

Percent of Beds Occupied

72%

Number of Residents and Certified Beds

  • Residents: 124
  • Certified Beds: 173

This Facility Accepts

  • Medicaid

Operational Details

  • Operated By For Profit - Corporation
  • Offers Only Resident Counseling
  • This Facility is Part of a Chain or Franchise

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Rating Details For La Paz at Paramount

Nursing Staff -

The nursing staff is the most important part of what determines the quality of care and comfort of a resident in a nursing home. Government regulations set expectations on time spent with each resident based on the services being provided. The breakdown below lists the nursing types (RN, LPN, LVN, CNA) and a comparison of the reported and expected hours per resident per day.

Nursing Hours Per Resident Per DayReportedExpected
Registered Nurse (RN) Hours24 Minutes50 Minutes
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse (LPN/LVN) Hours35 Minutes34 Minutes
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Hours1 Hour and 47 Minutes1 Hour and 38 Minutes
Total Licensed Nurse Hours58 Minutes1 Hour and 24 Minutes
Total Nurse Hours2 Hours and 46 Minutes3 Hours and 2 Minutes

Quality of Care -

Medicare determines quality of care ratings for nursing facilities by surveying several "quality measures", which are broken down into long-term and short-term stay residents, as well as if the action is preventive or if there is a deficiency in the quality of care. State averages for California are also provided for comparison purposes. Note: Figures below are averaged over the past nine months.

This FacilityCalifornia Average

Long-Term Stay Preventive Actions

Percent of Long-Stay Residents Given Influenza Vaccination During the Flu Season74%87%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Were Assessed and Given Pneumococcal Vaccination63%86%

Long-Term Stay Deficiencies

Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Have/Had a Catheter Inserted and Left in Their Bladder-5%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Whose Ability to Move About in and Around Their Room Got Worse-10%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Whose Need for Help with Daily Activities Has Increased1%11%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Spend Most of Their Time in Bed or in a Chair1%8%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Were Physically Restrained-7%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Have Moderate to Severe Pain-4%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Lose Too Much Weight11%7%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Are More Depressed or Anxious9%9%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Had a Urinary Tract Infection3%8%
Percent of Low-Risk Long-Stay Residents Who Lose Control of Their Bowels or Bladder1%58%
Percent of Low-Risk Long-Stay Residents Who Have Pressure Sores1%3%

Health Inspection Details -

All Medicare and/or Medicaid certified nursing home must undergo health inspections on average once a year, but may be more frequent if the facility is peforming poorly. These inspections cover most aspects of life in a nursing home, and are broken down into deficiencies types, which including: Pharmacy Service, Administration, Resident Rights, Nutrition and Dietary, Resident Assessment, Environmental, and Mistreatment. Below are the list of deficiencies found by inspectors in the past few years along with the degree of harm and how many residents may have been affected. Note: The most recent health survey was on 05/15/2010.

Degree of Harm

  • - Potential for Minimal Harm
  • - Minimal Harm or Potential for Harm
  • - Resident Harmed
  • - Immediate Jeopardy to Resident Health

Residents Affected

  • - Isolated
  • - Some Residents
  • - Many Residents
Deficiencies Found By InspectorsDegree of HarmResidents Affected

Administration

Give or Get Lab Tests to Meet the Needs of Residents.
  • Inspection Date: 01/30/2009
  • Correction Date: 03/18/2009
Keep Accurate and Appropriate Medical Records.
  • Inspection Date: 01/30/2009
  • Correction Date: 03/18/2009

Environmental

Provide Needed Housekeeping and Maintenance.
  • Inspection Date: 12/04/2007
  • Correction Date: 02/08/2008
Provide Needed Housekeeping and Maintenance.
  • Inspection Date: 01/30/2009
  • Correction Date: 03/18/2009
Provide Bedrooms That Hold No More Than 4 Residents Per Room.
  • Inspection Date: 01/30/2009
  • Correction Date: 03/18/2009
Provide Needed Housekeeping and Maintenance.
  • Inspection Date: 05/15/2010
  • Correction Date: 06/07/2010
Keep All Essential Equipment Working Safely.
  • Inspection Date: 05/15/2010
  • Correction Date: 06/07/2010
Provide Bedrooms That Hold No More Than 4 Residents Per Room.
  • Inspection Date: 05/15/2010
  • Correction Date: 06/07/2010

Nutrition and Dietary

Make Sure That Residents Are Well Nourished.
  • Inspection Date: 12/04/2007
  • Correction Date: 02/08/2008
Provide Food in a Way That Meets a Resident's Needs.
  • Inspection Date: 01/30/2009
  • Correction Date: 03/18/2009
Make Sure That the Attending Doctor Orders Special Diets.
  • Inspection Date: 01/30/2009
  • Correction Date: 03/18/2009
Store, Cook, and Give out Food in a Safe and Clean Way.
  • Inspection Date: 05/15/2010
  • Correction Date: 06/07/2010

Quality Care

Give Each Resident Care and Services to Get or Keep the Highest Quality of Life Possible.
  • Inspection Date: 12/04/2007
  • Correction Date: 02/08/2008

Resident Assessment

Do a New Assessment After Any Major Change in a Resident's Physical or Mental Health.
  • Inspection Date: 12/04/2007
  • Correction Date: 02/08/2008
Develop a Complete Care Plan That Meets All of a Resident's Needs, with Timetables and Actions That Can Be Measured.
  • Inspection Date: 12/04/2007
  • Correction Date: 02/08/2008
Keep Assessments Completed in the Preceding 15 Months in the Resident's Active Record.
  • Inspection Date: 12/04/2007
  • Correction Date: 02/08/2008
Develop a Complete Care Plan That Meets All of a Resident's Needs, with Timetables and Actions That Can Be Measured.
  • Inspection Date: 01/30/2009
  • Correction Date: 03/18/2009

Deficiencies from Complaints and Incidents

The table below lists incident reports by the nursing staff or administration for La Paz at Paramount, as well as complaints by residents or their family in the previous three years.

Degree of Harm

  • - Potential for Minimal Harm
  • - Minimal Harm or Potential for Harm
  • - Resident Harmed
  • - Immediate Jeopardy to Resident Health

Residents Affected

  • - Isolated
  • - Some Residents
  • - Many Residents
Formal ComplaintsDegree of HarmResidents Affected

Resident Rights

Protect the Resident from a Transfer or Discharge That is Not Wanted or Needed.
  • Complaint Filed: 04/16/2008
  • Correction Date: 08/26/2008
Provide Written Records when a Resident is Transferred or Discharged.
  • Complaint Filed: 04/16/2008
  • Correction Date: 08/26/2008
Help and Prepare Each Resident for a Safe and Easy Discharge and Transfer from the Nursing Home.
  • Complaint Filed: 04/16/2008
  • Correction Date: 08/26/2008

Fire Safety

Nursing homes certified by Medicare and/or Medicaid are required to have fire safety inspections to meet Life Safety Code (LSC) standards. Below is a list of deficiencies that La Paz at Paramount had in recent fire safety inspections. This information can be used to see if all standards were met, the degree of harm, the number of residents affected, and the date when deficiencies were corrected. Note: The most recent fire safety survey was on 05/15/2010.

Degree of Harm

  • - Potential for Minimal Harm
  • - Minimal Harm or Potential for Harm
  • - Resident Harmed
  • - Immediate Jeopardy to Resident Health

Residents Affected

  • - Isolated
  • - Some Residents
  • - Many Residents
Deficiencies Found By InspectorsDegree of HarmResidents Affected

Corridor Walls and Doors

Corridor and Hallway Doors That Block Smoke.
  • Inspection Date: 02/14/2009
  • Correction Date: 01/01/1900
Corridor and Hallway Doors That Block Smoke.
  • Inspection Date: 05/15/2010
  • Correction Date: 06/18/2010

Emergency Plans and Fire Drills

Record of Quarterly Fire Drills for Each Shift Under Varying Conditions.
  • Inspection Date: 02/14/2009
  • Correction Date: 01/01/1900

Fire Alarm Systems

A Fire Alarm System That Can Be Heard Throughout the Facility.
  • Inspection Date: 02/14/2009
  • Correction Date: 01/01/1900

Illumination and Emergency Power

Properly Located and Lighted "Exit" Signs.
  • Inspection Date: 05/15/2010
  • Correction Date: 06/18/2010

Interior Finish

Fire-Resistant Room Wall Surfaces.
  • Inspection Date: 02/14/2009
  • Correction Date: 01/01/1900
Fire-Resistant Interior Walls.
  • Inspection Date: 05/15/2010
  • Correction Date: 06/18/2010
Fire-Resistant Room Wall Surfaces.
  • Inspection Date: 05/15/2010
  • Correction Date: 06/18/2010

Miscellaneous

Fire Safety Features Required by Current Fire Safety Codes.
  • Inspection Date: 12/07/2007
  • Correction Date: 02/08/2008
Fire Safety Features Required by Current Fire Safety Codes.
  • Inspection Date: 02/14/2009
  • Correction Date: 01/01/1900
Fire Safety Features Required by Current Fire Safety Codes.
  • Inspection Date: 05/15/2010
  • Correction Date: 06/18/2010

Smoking Regulations

Posted "No-Smoking" Signs in Areas Where Smoking is Not Permitted or Did Not Provide Ashtrays Where Smoking Was Allowed.
  • Inspection Date: 02/14/2009
  • Correction Date: 01/01/1900

Vertical Openings

Proper Stairway Enclosures and Vertical Shafts.
  • Inspection Date: 12/07/2007
  • Correction Date: 02/08/2008
Source: Medicare Nursing Home Compare; Department of Health Services of California - Licensing and Certification Program - Retrieved 2011