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Brookdale Denver Nursing Center
Families deciding to place a loved one into a nursing home are often overwhelmed at the thought that they will not receive the best care. Unfortunately, mistreatment occurs at many facilities nationwide, including in Colorado.
If your loved one was injured while living in a Denver County nursing facility, contact the Colorado nursing home affiliate attorneys now for immediate legal intervention. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive financial compensation from recovering your damages. All the necessary paperwork must be filed in the proper county courthouse before the statute of limitations expires.Brookdale Denver Nursing Center
This Medicare-participating facility is a "for-profit" center providing services to residents of Denver and Denver County, Colorado. The 45-certified bed long-term care home is located at:
2500 S Roslyn St
Denver, Colorado 80231
Brookdale Denver Nursing Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Brookdale Denver Nursing Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long term care.
The facility also provides assisted and independent living options, memory care, hospice, health care services, and continuing care retirement communities, along with physical, occupational, and speech therapies.Financial Penalties and Violations
Federal agencies and the State of Colorado have a legal responsibility for monitoring 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 sixteen complaints over the last three years that resulted in a violation citation. Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the comprehensive Colorado Adult Protective Services Website.
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Information on every intermediate and long-term care home in the state can be reviewed on government-owned and operated database websites, including the Colorado Department of Public Health and Medicare.gov.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of two out of five stars, including one out of five stars concerning health inspections, four out of five stars for staffing issues, and four 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 March 5, 2019
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to ensure the resident environment remained as free of accident hazards as possible, and each resident received adequate supervision to prevent accidents.” Specifically, “the facility failed to accurately assess [the resident] for the risk of elopement [and] continue an elopement Care Plan that was necessary [and] continuously implement interventions to prevent elopement [wandering away].”
It was determined that “this deficiency had been cited last year for failure to ensure the resident environment remained as free of accident hazards as possible. Although the facility corrected the deficiency, based on the findings, [the] facility had not maintained compliance with this regulatory requirement.”
The investigation involved a resident with disorders who “struggles with anxiety and depression. [The resident’s wife] said he recently had been taking too much or too little of his medications, and she felt that was the reason for him being sent to the hospital.” The resident’s wife stated that she visited her husband “every day and had observed him pack his belongings twice.”
The resident’s wife indicated that the first time the resident packed his luggage “she had to bring him and his things back to his room.” The wife said that her husband “had improved physically with therapy, and received positive feedback from the staff, so that was why he was trying to leave because he felt he should be able to go home.”
The resident’s son stated that his father “had a companion in place because he was weak, falling a lot, and needed assistance to get up and to get to the bathroom. He said the exit-seeking was a new behavior and felt [his father] was actively exit-seeking because he was improving physically.”
A review of the resident’s Elopement Risk Data Collection Form dated February 4, 2019, revealed that the resident “was not an elopement risk.” A review of a February 11, 2019, Nurses Note revealed the resident “was wandering around in his room and had no safety awareness.”
The resident Elopement Risk Care Plan that had been initiated on February 15, 2019, was re-implemented on March 5, 2019, “after [the resident] exited the building and there had been no documented interventions or monitoring previously in place for [this resident] regarding elopement precautions [until that day].”
Do you suspect that your loved one suffered injury or died prematurely while living at Brookdale Denver Nursing Center? Contact the Colorado nursing home abuse prevention lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Denver County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Denver.
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