Cedar Ridge Inn Nursing Center Abuse and Neglect Lawyers

Many families are not aware that nursing homes are not always providing their innocent residents the highest level of compassionate care in a safe environment. Some nursing home patients are victimized through the negligent or deliberate actions of caregivers, employees, visitors or other residents. Many patients develop preventable bedsores or are injured because of falls that could have been avoided had the nursing staff taking appropriate measures.

If your loved one was injured while residing in a San Juan County nursing facility, contact the New Mexico 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 financial compensation to recover your monetary damages.

Cedar Ridge Inn Nursing Center

This long-term care center is a "for profit" 101-certified bed home providing cares to residents of Farmington and San Juan County, New Mexico. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:

800 Saguaro Trail
Farmington, New Mexico 87401
(505) 598-6000
Cedar Ridge Inn Nursing Center

In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Cedar Ridge Inn Nursing Center offers other services. These services include strength and mobility daily exercises, gardening and crafts, and outings including gambling at the casino, shopping trips, special lunches, and county fair visits.

Fined $7150 for substandard care

Financial Penalties and Violations

The federal government has the legal authority to penalize any nursing facility that violates rules and regulations. These penalties include monetary fines and denial of payment for Medicare services. High monetary fines usually indicate extremely severe violations that harmed or could have harmed residents.

Over the last of thirty-six months, federal investigators imposed a $7150 fine against Cedar Ridge Inn Nursing Center on September 29, 2017, citing substandard care. During that time, Medicare denied payment on the same day for services provided to patients.

The nursing home received two formally filed complaints and self-reported one serious issue that all resulted in citations. Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the New Mexico Department of Health Nursing Home Reporting Website.

Farmington New Mexico Nursing Home Safety Concerns

Three Stars Rating

Information on every intermediate and long-term care home in the state can be reviewed on government owned and operated database websites including the New Mexico Department of Public Health and Medicare.gov.

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 two out of five stars for quality measures.

  • Failure to Write and Use Policies That Forbid Mistreatment, Neglect and Abuse of Residents –– citation date December 22, 2016
  • The nursing home “failed to ensure that residents were free from neglect.” The deficient practice involved one resident “reviewed for falls, wounds and diabetes. This deficient practice likely resulted in delayed identification of [a resident apposite as] wound an infection and may have contributed to the resident’s death.”

  • Failure to Provide and Implement an Infection Protection and Control Program – citation date September 13, 2018
  • The “facility failed to maintain an infection protection and control program designed to prevent the transmission of communicable diseases and infections. The facility failed to ensure glucose meter (a device for determining the approximate concentration of glucose in the blood) were disaffected with the unacceptable disinfectant effective against human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).”

    Additionally, the facility failed to “use good hand hygiene practices to prevent the spread of pathogens during medication administration. This affected [seven residents] observed receiving medications during the medication pass. This deficient practice has the potential to affect all 80 residents living in the facility.”

    The nursing home’s “failure to plan and implement an infection control program likely causes the spread of infections and illnesses to residents and staff within the facility.”

  • Failure to Employ Sufficient Staff with the Appropriate Competencies and Skills Sets to Carry Their Duties – citation date September 13, 2018
  • According to surveyors, “the facility failed to employ staff at the appropriate competencies and skills sets to carry out the functions of the Food and nutrition service. Specifically, the facility failed to employ a Dietary Director [that was] a Certified Dietary Manager. This deficient practice has the potential to affect all seventy-nine residents.”

    The surveyors interviewed the Dietary Director who said “she was working on her Certified Dietary Manager courses in order to take the test. She said she had four years of management experience in another kitchen.” However, two days later the Dietary Director said, “she had no education regarding the food service.”

Was Your Loved One Injured at Cedar Ridge Inn Nursing Center? Our Lawyers Can Help

Do you suspect that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment while living at Cedar Ridge Inn Nursing Center? Contact the New Mexico nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent San Juan victims of abuse and neglect in all areas including Farmington.

Our legal team never charges potential clients to discuss your case through an initial claim consultation. Also, we offer a 100% “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee, meaning you will not owe us any money unless we have received monetary recovery on your behalf. All information you share with our law offices will remain confidential.


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Jonathan did a great job helping my family navigate through a lengthy lawsuit involving my grandmother's death in a nursing home. Through every step of the case, Jonathan kept my family informed of the progression of the case. Although our case eventually settled at a mediation, I really was impressed at how well prepared Jonathan was to take the case to trial. Lisa
After I read Jonathan’s Nursing Home Blog, I decided to hire him to look into my wife’s treatment at a local nursing home. Jonathan did a great job explaining the process and the laws that apply to nursing homes. I immediately felt at ease and was glad to have him on my side. Though the lawsuit process was at times frustrating, Jonathan reassured me, particularly at my deposition. I really felt like Jonathan cared about my wife’s best interests, and I think that came across to the lawyers for the nursing home. Eric