Los Angeles nursing home to settle patient dumping claims
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles nursing home has agreed to pay $600,000 to settle allegations that it improperly discharged homeless and mentally-impaired clients.
City Attorney Mike Feuer says Lakeview Terrace Skill Nursing Facility will pay for a monitor who will oversee care at the facility for two years and for a new director to handle care for homeless residents.
It also will pay $200,000 in penalties and provide $50,000 to cover housing costs for patients who can’t afford a place to stay at the time they’re discharged.
Feuer says the nursing home cooperated with the investigation.
It’s one of several probes that Feuer’s office started into alleged patient dumping by hospitals and care homes. Eight cases have been settled for about $4.5 million.