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About Torrance Care Center West, Inc

General Information

Legal Business NameTorrance Care Center West Inc
Ownership TypeFor Profit - Corporation
Changed Ownership In The Last 12 MonthsNo
First Accepted MedicareJanuary 1, 1973 (44 years)
Capacity195
Residents176
Percent Occupied90%
Program ParticipationMedicare And Medicaid
Resident And Family CouncilsBoth
In HospitalNo
Continuing Care Retirement CommunityNo
Special Focus FacilityNo
Auto Sprinkler System In Required AreasYes

Ratings for Torrance Care Center West, Inc

Torrance Care Center West, Inc
was reviewed by Medicare to have a rating of 2 out of 5. About Medicare Ratings
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Fines, Complaints, and Inspection Problems in the Past 3 Years

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Types of Problems at Nursing Homes

Some issues within a nursing home are much more severe than others. Medicare evaluates each problem based on 2 scales: the number of residents affected by a problem and the severity of the potential or actual harm to residents based on the problem. We have color coded the matrix below to make it easier to pick out the more severe problems. In general, orange and red issues related to the treatment of a resident are considered substandard quality of care.

  Residents Affected
Severity of the Deficiency Few Some Many
Immediate jeopardy to resident health or safety J K L
Actual harm that is not immediate jeopardy G H I
No actual harm with potential for more than minimal harm that is not immediate jeopardy D E F
No actual harm with potential for minimal harm A B C

July 8, 2015 - 17 months ago

 Residents AffectedSeveritySource/TypeDescription
ESomePotential for HarmHealth InspectionReasonably accommodate the needs and preferences of each resident.
ESomePotential for HarmHealth InspectionProvide routine and emergency drugs through a licensed pharmacist and only under the general supervision of a licensed nurse.
ESomePotential for HarmHealth InspectionKeep accurate, complete and organized clinical records on each resident that meet professional standards.
ESomePotential for HarmHealth InspectionProvide necessary care and services to maintain or improve the highest well being of each resident .
ESomePotential for HarmHealth InspectionEnsure 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.
ESomePotential for HarmHealth InspectionDevelop a complete care plan that meets all the resident's needs, with timetables and actions that can be measured.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionAt least once a month, have a licensed pharmacist review each resident's medication(s) and report any irregularities to the attending doctor.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionHave a program that investigates, controls and keeps infection from spreading.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionGive or get quality laboratory services/tests in a timely manner to meet the needs of residents.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionProvide medically-related social services to help each resident achieve the highest possible quality of life.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionStore, cook, and serve food in a safe and clean way.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionGive 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.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionEnsure that a nursing home area is free from accident hazards and provide adequate supervision to prevent avoidable accidents.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionEnsure services provided by the nursing facility meet professional standards of quality.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionMake sure that special or therapeutic diets are ordered by the attending doctor.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionEnsure that residents with limited range of motion receive appropriate treatment and services to increase range of motion or prevent further decrease in range of motion.
BSomePotential for Minimal HarmHealth InspectionProvide rooms that are at least 80 square feet per resident in multiple rooms and 100 square feet for single resident rooms.

March 11, 2014 - 3 years ago

 Residents AffectedSeveritySource/TypeDescription
FManyPotential for HarmHealth InspectionSet up an ongoing quality assessment and assurance group to review quality deficiencies quarterly, and develop corrective plans of action.
FManyPotential for HarmHealth InspectionAt least once a month, have a licensed pharmacist review each resident's medication(s) and report any irregularities to the attending doctor.
ESomePotential for HarmHealth InspectionDevelop a complete care plan that meets all the resident's needs, with timetables and actions that can be measured.
ESomePotential for HarmHealth InspectionEnsure that a nursing home area is free from accident hazards and provide adequate supervision to prevent avoidable accidents.
ESomePotential for HarmHealth InspectionEnsure 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.
ESomePotential for HarmHealth InspectionProvide housekeeping and maintenance services.
ESomePotential for HarmHealth InspectionProvide necessary care and services to maintain or improve the highest well being of each resident .
ESomePotential for HarmFire Safety InspectionOther fire safety features required by fire safety codes.
DFewPotential for HarmFire Safety InspectionExits that are free from obstructions and can be used at all times.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionHave a program that investigates, controls and keeps infection from spreading.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionKeep accurate, complete and organized clinical records on each resident that meet professional standards.
DFewPotential for HarmFire Safety InspectionA fire alarm system that can be heard throughout the facility.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionKeep the rate of medication errors (wrong drug, wrong dose, wrong time) to less than 5%.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionProvide care for residents in a way that maintains or improves their dignity and respect in full recognition of their individuality.
DFewPotential for HarmFire Safety InspectionCorridor and hallway doors that block smoke.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionAssist those residents who need help with eating/drinking, grooming and personal and oral hygiene.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionImmediately tell the resident, the resident's doctor, and a family member of situations (injury/decline/room, etc.) that affect the resident.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionEnsure residents maintain acceptable nutritional status.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth Inspection1) Hire only people with no legal history of abusing, neglecting or mistreating residents; or 2) report and investigate any acts or reports of abuse, neglect or mistreatment of residents.
BSomePotential for Minimal HarmHealth InspectionProvide rooms that are at least 80 square feet per resident in multiple rooms and 100 square feet for single resident rooms.

Staffing Levels Per Resident per Day

Medicare determines the expected staffing time per resident per day depending on level of care the residents of Torrance Care Center West, Inc require. It is important to compare the reported time to expected time for a single facility instead of comparing the amount of time per resident of two facilities. Learn why.

4hr 30min
2hr 30min
ReportedExpected
CNA
1hr 15min
40min
ReportedExpected
LPN
45min
1hr 5min
ReportedExpected
RN
6hr 30min
4hr 10min
ReportedExpected
Total Nursing

This facility also provides approximately 15min per resident per WEEK of physical therapist time.

Quality Measures for Long Stay Residents

97.8%
97.4%
97.4%
94.9%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015CA
Assessed and Appropriately Given the Seasonal Influenza Vaccine
98.3%
100.0%
100.0%
94.6%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015CA
Assessed and Appropriately Given the Pneumococcal Vaccine
32.3%
32.9%
36.2%
45.0%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015CA
Low Risk Residents Who Lose Control of Their Bowel or Bladder
19.2%
8.6%
12.6%
13.5%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015CA
Received an Antipsychotic Medication
7.2%
7.7%
8.5%
11.3%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015CA
Need for Help with ADLs has Increased
1.8%
2.5%
2.6%
5.2%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015CA
Self Report Moderate to Severe Pain
0.0%
1.1%
0.6%
6.2%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015CA
Lose Too Much Weight
1.5%
1.4%
0.0%
6.1%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015CA
High Risk Residents With Pressure Ulcers
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
1.2%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015CA
Have Depressive Symptoms
8.8%
4.0%
2.3%
3.8%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015CA
With a Urinary Tract Infection
1.7%
1.7%
1.7%
1.7%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015CA
Experiencing One or More Falls with Major Injury
1.2%
1.4%
2.0%
3.2%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015CA
With a Catheter Inserted and Left in Their Bladder
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
1.2%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015CA
Were Physically Restrained

Quality Measures for Short Stay Residents

75.0%
84.8%
80.4%
81.7%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015CA
Assessed and Appropriately Given the Pneumococcal Vaccine
67.9%
67.9%
67.9%
81.8%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015CA
Were Assessed and Appropriately Given the Seasonal Influenza Vaccine
-
-
6.9%
12.7%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015CA
* The data for this facility for some quarters is unavailable.
Self Report Moderate to Severe Pain
-
-
-
1.6%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015CA
* The data for this facility for some quarters is unavailable.
Newly Received an Antipsychotic Medication
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.8%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015CA
With Pressure Ulcers That Are New or Worsened