Reviews of Rinaldi Convalescent Hospital
calimom March 01, 2016
I am a friend or relative of resident
My mother is staying here after breaking her hip. The Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy dept is excellent.
The Food: The put out a daily menu....but it's rarely followed. Breakfast is usually missing the bacon or sausage. Oatmeal is awful. They don't put any seasoning packets on the trays or if they do it's a lone packet of salt or sugar. Burgers have come with no lettuce, tomato or ketchup or mustard. Needless to say my mother's lost 15 pounds so far.
The nursing staff (the RNs and LVNs): They are all very good at what they do. They do well to keep track of her medial needs.
The CNAs: They people themselves are very nice....although she rarely sees them. Their patient/CNA ratio is awful (12:1). More than one CNAs are in the dining room feeding permanent residents in the morning while the other temporary patients are left in their beds waiting to use the bathroom, to be dressed, etc. More than once my mother has had to have a bowel movement in her Depends...because no CNA was available to assist her to the restroom. I gave her the main number to the facility since they rarely answer the call light quickly and there have been times when no one answers the phone....after 20 rings.
There are call lights...which turn on a light out in the hall. Good luck if anyone sees your light on. The bathrooms are tiny. The windows are old and leak when it rains. The facility itself is quite clean...just old and in need of a huge remodel. There are no phones in the rooms. My mother has her cell phone which is the only way I can talk to her. They will arrange transportation for doctors appointments.
Mental Health: if your loved one is claustrophobic...keep looking. The rooms are tiny. I've been begging for a psychiatrist to visit my mother and get her started on some anti-anxiety meds/depression meds for over two weeks. I've been told her primary can't prescribe them (although I'm doubting this). Evidently the doc that visits only assesses patients once a month.
If your loved one can advocate for themselves and move around you should be okay....if not, and you can't spend half your day at the facility every day, keep shopping.
About Rinaldi Convalescent Hospital
Rinaldi Convalescent Hospital is a nursing home in Granada Hills, CA that provides patients with skilled nursing care as well as private or shared accommodations.for more details on housing, services, and rates.
Features of Rinaldi Convalescent Hospital
- Medicare Provider Number: 055906
- Gardens/outside patio
- Parking for residents
- 24-hour security gate
Location of Rinaldi Convalescent Hospital
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