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Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
If your loved one was harmed while living in a Bernalillo County nursing facility, contact the New Mexico Nursing Home Law Center attorneys now for immediate legal help. Our team of lawyers have represented many injured victims and can help your family too. We use the law to protect our client’s rights and ensure that they are adequately compensated for financial damages. We can begin working on your case today.
Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center
This long-term care home is a 178-certified bed center providing cares and services to residents of Albuquerque and Bernalillo County, New Mexico. The "for profit" Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
5123 Juan Tabo Boulevard NE
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87111
Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center offers other services. These services include respite care, palliative care, wound care, psychiatric services, cardiac management, pulmonary care, transitional care, short stay care and restorative care including physical, occupational and speech therapies.
Financial Penalties and Violations
Both the federal government and the state of New Mexico can impose monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare of any nursing facility that has been found to have violated the established nursing home rules and regulations.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a $27,254 fine against Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center on February 23, 2018, citing substandard care. During that time, the facility received for formally filed complaints that all resulted in citations. Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the New Mexico Department of Health Nursing Home Reporting Website.
Albuquerque New Mexico Nursing Home Safety Concerns
The state of New Mexico and Medicare.com routinely update their comprehensive list of deficiencies online to reflect all violations.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of three out of five stars, including three out of five stars concerning health inspections, three out of five stars for staffing issues and four out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Provide Care for Residents That Builds or Maintains Their Dignity and Respect of Individuality – citation date February 27, 2017
- Failure to Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation date February 23, 2018
- Failure to Ensure That Services Provided by the Nursing Facility Meet Professional Standards of Quality – citation date February 27, 2017
The surveyors stated that “the facility failed to provide care and services in a manner that recognizes the dignity and individuality of residents.” The deficient practice involved six residents “reviewed for dignity and incontinence. Some residents were maintained in soiled clothing over a number of days, and some residents reported instances of staff treating them rudely.”
These deficient practices “had the potential to result in resident experiencing feelings of powerlessness, humiliation, and depression.” In one incident, a resident stated during an interview that “some staff members do not treat her with respect and dignity. She appeared to have an impairment which prevented her from elaborating.”
According to investigators, “the facility failed to ensure the accident hazards were minimized on the locked dementia unit, by failing to place Wet Floors signs where the floor had recently been mopped.” Also, the facility “failed to ensure cleaning chemicals were locked and secured in the housekeeping cart while left unattended. This deficient practice resulted in an Immediate Jeopardy.”
The nursing home “failed to ensure staff followed Physician’s orders.” The deficient practice involved one resident “reviewed for PICC lines (along plastic tube inserted into the vein in the arm where the line is guided up into a large vein near the mechanism that can deliver medications) by failing to follow Physician’s orders.”
This deficient practice “is likely to result in staff not being aware that the PICC line was still in place, not implementing necessary interventions, and put the resident at increased risk for infections.”
The surveyors interviewed the resident who stated that “his PICC line dressing had not been changed it was coming off. He reported it had been too weak since the dressing was changed.” The investigators interviewed a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) who stated “he did not have any Physician’s orders [saying if the resident] had a PICC line, the staff should be flushing (inserting a solution into the tubing with the syringe) every shift to keep it open and changing the dressing. He stated, according to his chart, [the resident] does not have [a PICC line].”
Need to Hold Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center Accountable for Neglect? We Can Help
Were you the victim of mistreatment while you lived at Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center? Contact the New Mexico nursing home abuse attorneys at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Bernalillo victims of abuse and neglect in all areas including Albuquerque.
Our legal team offers every client a free, initial case consultation. Additionally, we offer a 100% “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee. This promise means you do not owe us anything until we have secured monetary compensation on your behalf.