A List of the Nation’s Worst Performing Nursing Homes


With the number of older adults growing at unprecedented rates each year, communities must begin to direct more attention and resources to serve the needs of that group.

In June 2019, a list created by the U.S. Senate committee and two Pennsylvania Senators, revealed over 400 of the nation’s lowest ranking nursing homes. These low rankings were due to the consistently poor health inspections.

Due to their inadequacy, these facilities have become candidates or participants in the federal Special Focus Facility (SFF) program. This program aims to increase transparency and oversight of failing senior facilities.

Lowest Ranking Nursing Homes in California

Out of the over 400 lowest ranking nursing homes listed, 28 are located in California. The California facilities are listed as follows:

Special Focus Facility Participants in California as of April 2019

    1. Alexandria Care Center, Los Angeles
    2. Kingston Healthcare Center LLC, Bakersfield
    3. La Mariposa Care and Rehabilitation Center, Fairfield
    4. Riverside Heights Healthcare Center, LLC, Riverside
    5. San Fernando Post Acute Hospital, Sylmar
    6. Willows Center, Willows

Special Focus Facility Candidates in California as of April 2019

    1. Beverly West Healthcare, Los Angeles
    2. Corona Post Acute, Corona
    3. Del Rio Gardens Care Center, Bell Gardens
    4. Downey Community Health Center, Downey
    5. Fircrest Convalescent Hospital, Sebastopol
    6. Fortuna Rehabilitation and Wellness Center, LP, Fortuna
    7. Good Shepherd Hlth Care Ctr of Santa Monica, Santa Monica
    8. Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center D/P SNF, Los Angeles
    9. Lake Forest Nursing Center, Lake Forest
    10. Lakeview Terrace, Los Angeles
    11. Lakewood Healthcare Center, Downey
    12. Lancaster Health Care Center, Lancaster
    13. Las Flores Convalescent Hospital, Gardena
    14. Long Beach Healthcare Center, Long Beach
    15. Merritt Manor Convalescent Hospital, Tulare
    16. Millbrae Skilled Care, Millbrae
    17. Olympia Convalescent Hospital, Los Angeles
    18. Riverside Postacute Care, Riverside
    19. Royal Palms Post Acute, Glendale
    20. Santa Anita Convalescent Hosp, Temple City
    21. Sky Harbor Care Center, Yucca Valley
    22. Shadowbrook Post Acute, Oroville
    23. Terracina Post Acute, Redlands
    24. Wellsprings Post Acute Center, Lancaster
    25. Windsor Gardens Convalescent Center of Long Beach, Long Beach
    26. Windsor Palms Care Center of Artesia, Artesia
    27. Woodland Care Center, Reseda
    28. Yuba Skilled Nursing Center, Yuba City

As almost 1.5 millions Americans spend their later years of life being cared for in nursing facilities, California, along with other states, are in great need of trustworthy homes for the aging community.  The current shortage of caregivers in California and rise in elder abuse warrant reliable homes and caring communities for seniors. Families should have confidence in the places they have hired to provide care for their loved ones.

To read the full report, Families’ and Residents’ Right to Know: Uncovering Poor Care in America’s Nursing Homes, click this link.  Contact us at team@cunninghamlegal.com or toll-free at 866.988.3956 to learn how we can help protect you or the senior in your life.

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