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Castle Rock Care Center Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
If your loved one was injured while residing in a nursing facility, contact the Colorado Nursing Home Law Center attorneys now for immediate legal help. Let our team of lawyers work on your case to ensure your family receives monetary compensation for your damages.Castle Rock Care Center (Silver Heights Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center)
This facility is a 91-certified bed "for profit" long-term care home providing services and cares to residents of Castle Rock and Douglas County, Colorado. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating center is located at:
4001 Home Street
Castle Rock, Colorado 80108
The federal government and surveyors and Colorado have a legal duty to monitor every nursing facility and impose monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare when investigators identify violations of established nursing home regulations and rules.
Over the last thirty-six months, federal investigators issued a $48,919 monetary fine against Castle Rock Care Center on February 24, 2016. Medicare denied payment on two occasions including on September 12, 2016, an February 24, 2016, citing substandard care.
Also, the facility received thirty-nine formally filed complaints 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.Castle Rock Colorado Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Our attorneys review data on every long-term and intermediate care facility on Medicare.com and the Colorado Department of Public Health website.
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 two out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Report and Investigate Any Acts or Reports of Abuse, Neglect or Mistreatment of Residents – citation date September 12, 2016
- Failure to Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation date March 15, 2018
- Failure to Implement Gradual Dose Reductions and Nonpharmacological Interventions to Minimize or Eliminate the Use of Psychotropic Medications – citation date March 15, 2018
The facility “failed to ensure allegations of potential abuse were thoroughly investigated.” Specifically, “investigations were not completed on allegations of abuse.”
The survey team interviewed a resident who said “that another resident yelled at her and called her names. She said that it happens frequently. The resident said that she had reported the incident and that the staff was aware.”
During an interview with the Social Services Director, it was revealed that “she was aware that the resident had a conflict with [another resident]. She said that the [one resident does not like the other resident] and yells at her, she said it was common knowledge that [the aggressive resident] acted that way. The Social Services Director said that she did not do an investigation” into the matter to protect other residents of the aggressive patient’s hostile behavior.
According to the state surveyors, “the facility failed to ensure the resident environment remained as free from accident hazards as possible.” Specifically, “the facility failed to have a current, documented assessment that identified [the resident’s] need and use of his adult portable bed rails; and have a current, documented, safety assessment for the bed rail use that recognizes the safety risks associated with the resident’s “medical condition].”
The facility also did not “implement the facility bed safety policy designed to ensure resident safety and train staff on FDA bed safety guidelines.” In one incident, the surveyors observed a resident’s bed that had “to reverse U-shaped bed rails. One of the bed rails was against the wall.”
However, the other bed rail had “a gap between the bed rail that exceeded FDA guidelines of 4.75 inches, and there were no rail pads or bolsters to reduce the gap.” A wide gap could cause significant injuries or death if the resident becomes entrapped in the gap.
The “facility failed to ensure [two residents] were as free from unnecessary drugs as possible. Specifically, the facility failed to identify and track behaviors for the use of antipsychotic medication for [one resident]; and failed to track hours of sleep to evaluate the effectiveness of an antidepressant administered.”
While there was documentation in Nurse’s Notes dated March 7, 2018, and March 11, 2018, revealing that the resident “was [combative] with care and difficult to redirect” the nursing staff failed to “identify and track [the resident’s] behavior and response to the medications.”
Do you suspect that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment while residing at Castle Rock Care Center? Contact the Colorado nursing home abuse attorneys at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Douglas victims of abuse and neglect in all areas including Castle Rock.
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