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Berthoud Living Center Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
If your loved one was injured while residing in Larimer County nursing facility, contact the Colorado Nursing Home Law Center attorneys now for help. Our team of abuse prevention lawyers has successfully resolved many compensation cases just like yours, and we can help your family too. If your loved one has been mistreated at Berthoud Living Center, contact our Colorado nursing home abuse lawyers.
Berthoud Living Center Nursing Home
This facility is a 73-certified bed "for-profit" long-term care home providing services and cares to residents of Berthoud and Larimer County, Colorado. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating center is located at:
855 Franklin Avenue
Berthoud, Colorado 80513
Berthoud Living Center Nursing Home
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Berthoud 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.
Financial Penalties and Violations
Federal agencies and the State of Colorado have a legal responsibility to monitor every nursing facility. If serious violations are identified, the government can impose monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare if the resident was harmed or could have been harmed by the deficiency.
The nursing home received twenty-one 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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Berthoud Colorado Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Our attorneys obtain and review data on every Colorado long-term care home from various online publically available sources, including the Department of Public Health website and Medicare.gov.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of two out of five stars, including two out of five stars concerning health inspections, three out of five stars for staffing issues and three out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F689 date February 21, 2019
State investigators determined the facility “failed to ensure adequate supervision and assistance devices to prevent accidents for [one resident] reviewed for falls/accidents.” Specifically, “the nursing staff failed to ensure that staff was aware of and utilized the appropriate methodology to safely transfer [the resident] without having to lower the resident to the floor (fall).”
The state investigators interviewed the resident’s daughter. The daughter stated that February 23, 2019, “the resident fell in his room. She said staff did not use the appropriate lift and the resident had to be lower to the floor when he became weak during the transfer. The daughter said she and her mother were first told of the fall by the resident’s roommate on February 24, 2019.”
The daughter stated that “after they were told of the fall by the roommate, the resident’s wife asked the morning nurse on duty if her husband had fallen yesterday. The nurse that she did not have any knowledge or documentation that the resident had fallen. The daughter said her mother was notified late on the afternoon on the 24th that the resident had fallen on the 23rd.”
The surveyors interviewed the resident’s wife who said “the first time she knew that her husband had fallen (was lower to the floor) was from a conversation with his roommate at 11:00 AM on February 24, 2019. She said after she heard about the fall, she has the nurse on duty for the morning of the 24th that her husband had fallen. The nurse on duty said there was no conversation the resident had fallen during the morning change of shift, and there was no documentation the resident had fallen” the day before.”
The nurse said that “she would go and clarify that her husband had fallen” the day before. She said late in the afternoon the following day around 2:00 PM, “the nurse came and told her that her husband had fallen” the day before.
The wife said that “she should have been notified right away that her husband had fallen to the floor and she was unhappy that there was no documentation regarding this fall. She said the nurse on duty for the morning of February 24, 2019, said that the resident was lowered to the floor [and] it was considered a fall.”
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