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Applewood Living Center Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
Many families are overwhelmed with the decision to place a loved one in a nursing facility when no one in the home can no longer provide the care they need. Locating the ideal nursing home should never be taken lightly for any family member who expects their loved one must be treated with respect and dignity. Sadly, mistreatment is a serious problem at many nursing homes nationwide.
If your caregivers, employees, visitors, and other patients abuse or mistreated your loved one, contact the Colorado Nursing Home Law Center attorneys now for immediate legal intervention. Let our Colorado nursing home lawyers work on your behalf to ensure your family receives financial compensation for your damages.Applewood Living Center
This long-term care home is a "for profit" 120-certified bed center providing cares and services to residents of Longmont and Boulder County, Colorado. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
1800 Stroh Place
Longmont, Colorado 80501
Applewood Living Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Applewood Living Center offers other services. These services include dementia and memory care, long-term care, and restorative care including physical, speech and occupational therapies.
Both Colorado and the federal government can impose a monetary fine or deny payments through Medicare when a nursing facility has been found to violate established regulations and rules. The higher the monetary fine, the more serious the violation is that likely harmed or could have harmed one or more residents at the nursing home.
Within the last three years, investigators imposed two monetary penalties against Applewood Living Center citing substandard care. These penalties included and $81,415 fine on February 15, 2017, and a $63,342 fine on August 11, 2016, for a total of $144,757. Medicare denied payment on February 15, 2017, for services provided by the facility.
Also, the facility received thirty-one formally filed complaints that resulted in citations. Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the Colorado Department Of Public Health an Environment Department of Public Health Website.Longmont Colorado Nursing Home Safety Concerns
To ensure families are fully informed of the level of care every nursing home provides, the state of Colorado and Medicare.com routinely update their long-term care home database systems with info on violations, citations, and deficiencies.
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 Honor the Resident’s Rights to a Dignified Existence – citation date April 19, 2018
- Failure to Ensure Services Provided by the Nursing Facility Meet Professional Standards of Quality – citation date April 19, 2018
- Failure to Provide and Implement an Infection Protection and Control Program – citation date April 19, 2018
According to investigators, the facility “failed to exercise residents’ rights” for two residents. Specifically, “the facility failed to address [one resident’s] perception of stigma and shame regarding the potential long-term need for modified transmission-based precautions due to a history of a multi-drug-resistant organisms” ESBL (extended-spectrum beta-lactamases).
The nursing home also failed to “provide appropriate verbal interaction with [another resident] after a provoked response from the nurse while administering medication, which caused discomfort.” The investigators interviewed the Director of Nursing, Staff Development Coordinator, and Unit Manager who said that “the administration had discussed the modified contact precautions rationale with the residents and their families.”
The Unit Manager and the Staff Development Coordinator Nurse said “if she did not wash her hands well after using the toilet and touched many surfaces in her room that it put people at risk of getting infections. They said because the items touched by the resident were contaminated, even if they were not a direct contact with the resident’s urine,” that could cause the spread of infection.
The facility “failed to ensure services provided for [one resident] met professional standards and [were] administered according to the Physician’s orders.”
The facility “failed to maintain an infection prevention and control program designed to provide a safe, sanitary and comfortable environment and help prevent the development and transmission of communicable diseases.”
Specifically, “the facility failed to follow good hand hygiene practices” and “proper cleaning procedures during the cleaning of resident’s rooms including residents that were under transmission-based precautions.” The nursing home also did not “follow the manufacturer’s recommendations for dwell time with an infection.”
Has your loved one been being mistreated or neglected while living at Applewood Living Center? Contact the Colorado nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Boulder victims of abuse and neglect in all areas including Longmont.
Talk to our legal team today about your case through an initial, free claim consultation. We provide all our clients a 100% “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee, meaning if we cannot secure financial compensation on your behalf, you owe us nothing. All information you share with our law offices will remain confidential.Sources