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Applewood Living Center Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
If your loved one has been mistreated at Applewood Living Center, contact our Colorado nursing home abuse lawyers. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive an adequate monetary recovery for your damages. We use the law to ensure that those responsible for causing the harm are held legally accountable. Let us begin working on your case today.
Applewood Living Center Nursing Home
This nursing center is a "for-profit" Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility providing services and cares to residents of Longmont and Boulder County, Colorado. The 120-certified bed long-term care nursing home is located at:
1800 Stroh Pl
Longmont, Colorado 80501
Applewood Living Center Nursing Home
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Applewood Living Center Nursing Home offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long term care, medical management, wound care, cardiac care, diabetes management, respiratory care, stroke recovery, memory and dementia care, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.
Fined $144,757 for substandard care
Financial Penalties and Violations
The state of Colorado and the federal government have the legal obligation to monitor every nursing facility and impose monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare if the facility has violated established nursing home regulations and rules. In serious cases, the nursing facility will receive multiple penalties if investigators find the violations are severe and harmed or could have harmed a resident.
Within the last three years, investigators imposed two monetary penalties against Applewood Living Center Nursing Home, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $81,415 fine on February 15, 2017, and a $63,342 fine on August 11, 2016, for a total of $144,757. During this time, Medicare denied payment on February 15, 2017, due to a lack of quality care.
The nursing home received thirty complaints over the last three years that resulted in a violation citation. Additional documentation concerning penalties and fines can be reviewed on the Colorado Adult Protective Services Website.
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Longmont Colorado Nursing Home Safety Concerns
The state of Colorado and the federal government regularly updates its long-term care home database system with complete details of all deficiencies, citations, and violations.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including one out of five stars concerning health inspections, three out of five stars for staffing issues and two out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Immediately Notify the Resident, the Resident’s Doctor or Family Members of a Change in the Resident’s Condition Including a Decline in Their Health or Injury – citation #F157 date February 15, 2017
The state investigators determined that “the facility failed to ensure your family was notified of a change in the resident’s status.” Specifically, “the facility failed to provide notification to interested family members about the worsening of the resident’s vascular ulcers, and also failed to notify the families of [two other residents] of pressure ulcer debridements.”
The state surveyors reviewed a cognitively intact resident’s Wound Physician Note indicating “numerous open areas to the resident shins and calves. The wounds were noted to be venous in nature. No concerns about potential infection were noted in the documentation.”
A Nurse’s Note dated three days later indicated that the resident “had wrapping on both legs. The skin on top of the resident’s knees was noted, and an order was present. The resident also presented with the fever, at a temperature of 101.0°F. The note did not include documentation that either of the resident sisters was notified.”
Even though the state investigators asked for the facility to provide an SBAR (Situation, Background, Assessment, Recommendation), a communication form related to the onset symptoms of indicating potential infection to the wounds, none was provided.
A Nurse Note dated January 30, 2017, indicated “the resident presented with loose black tarry stools, which had been positive for blood. The resident was transferred to the emergency room and admitted to the hospital. The note did not include documentation that either of the resident sisters was notified of the change of condition.”
The resident’s agent under a power of attorney was interviewed and stated that the resident had a severe medical condition to both legs and had developed open wounds.” The wounds had worsened at the facility, and one had become infected, ultimately causing the hospitalization of the resident. The power of attorney indicated that “the facility had not notified her of the infection or the hospitalization.”
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