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Brookdale Green Mountain Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
Mistreatment in nursing home residents often involves abuse and neglect by the nursing staff, doctors, employees or other caregivers who did not provide a level of care following established standards. Their negligent actions often lead to harm, injury or wrongful death.
If your loved one was injured while living in a Jefferson County nursing facility, contact the Colorado Nursing Home Law Center attorneys now for immediate legal assistance. Let our team of lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive monetary compensation for your damages. We can begin working on your case now.Brookdale Green Mountain Nursing Center
This nursing facility is a "for profit" Medicare-participating home providing services to residents of Lakewood and Jefferson County, Colorado. The 45-certified bed long-term care center is located at:
12791 W Alameda Parkway
Lakewood, Colorado 80228
Brookdale Green Mountain Nursing Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Brookdale Green Mountain Nursing Center offers other services. These services include assisted living and independent living options, memory care, and health care services.Financial Penalties and Violations
Both the state of Colorado and federal agencies penalize nursing homes by denying reimbursement payments from Medicare or imposing monetary fines anytime the facility is cited for a severe violation of established regulations and rules that harm or could harm residents.
Within the last three years, Brookdale Green Mountain Nursing Center self-reported five serious issues that all 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.Lakewood 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 four out of five stars, including two out of five stars concerning health inspections, four out of five stars for staffing issues and five out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Immediately Notify the Resident, the Resident’s Doctor or the Resident’s Responsible Party of a Serious Decline in Their Medical Condition – citation date August 30, 2017
- Failure to Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation date August 30, 2017
- Failure to Provide Necessary Care and Services to Maintain the Resident’s Highest Well-Being – citation date October 21, 2016
According to investigators, “the facility failed to ensure the resident’s representative was notified when there was a significant change in the resident’s physical status.” Specifically, “the facility failed to ensure an interested family member was notified that the [86-year-old] resident had a change in health status, experienced chest pain, and was sent to the hospital.”
The investigative team interviewed the resident’s wife who said “she was very angry at the facility because they had not contacted her to let her know her husband had been sent to the hospital with chest pain. She said he called her last night from his cell phone to tell her he was in the hospital.”
The wife said that “she was concerned about the recent changes in medication, specifically being taken off his previous anti-coagulant and being placed on aspirin [which might have had] something to do with it.” The wife said that “shortly after his admission three weeks ago, his medications were changed, and they were not informed about that either.”
The nursing home “failed to ensure the resident environment was as free from accident hazards as possible. Specifically, the Joerns X Assist Handle Positioning Devices” on one of the resident’s beds in room number 171A “was not properly installed and monitored for safety.”
The facility “failed to ensure the services provided or arranged by the facility met professional standards of quality.” Specifically, “the facility failed to communicate a fall” with hospice involving their 92-year-old patient.
Documentation revealed that the resident “fell from his wheelchair while attempting to self-transfer [and] the night pain or discomfort and no injuries found during the assessment. The staff notified the Physician and the family member. However, the medical record failed to show the hospice agency was notified of the fall.”
Additional documentation shows that the resident had “a second fall in the lobby” and a “3rd fall with no injuries, no complaints of pain or discomfort, and neuro checks were within normal limits. No communication between the facility and hospice about the fall. The medical record failed to show the hospice agency was notified of the fall.”
Do you suspect that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment while living at Brookdale Green Mountain Nursing Center? Contact the Colorado nursing home abuse attorneys at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Jefferson victims of abuse and neglect in all areas including Lakewood.
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