Aviara Healthcare Center
944 Regal Road
Encinitas, CA 92024
Licensed nursing homes in California are required to help every resident attain or maintain the highest practicable physical, mental, and psychosocial well–being. In short, that means that nursing homes must ensure that a resident's health does not decline, unless it is medically unavoidable.
Accommodation of Needs - Nursing home patients have a right to have a say in their own treatment and daily schedules, and a facility should do its best to adapt the preferences of the resident.
Staffing - A California nursing homes is required by law to have sufficient nursing and other employees to meet the needs of every resident. That means a skilled nursing facility must provide a minimum of 3.2 hours of nursing care per resident per day.
Care Planning - A comprehensive, individualized care-plan must be provided for every resident that lays out the resident’s needs, and that care plan must be followed.
Fluids and Hydration - Dehydration is an issue in many nursing facilities, and nursing homes must provide sufficient fluids to keep residents adequately hydrated. A failure to do so can result in a severe decline in health and even death.
Food and Nutrition - Skilled nursing facilities must provide each resident a nourishing and well–balanced diet that meets daily nutritional and special dietary needs.
A failure to provide adequate care to nursing home residents can result in unexpected injury, illness, or death.