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Cedar Ridge Inn Nursing Center Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
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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
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.
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
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
- Failure to Provide and Implement an Infection Protection and Control Program – citation date September 13, 2018
- Failure to Employ Sufficient Staff with the Appropriate Competencies and Skills Sets to Carry Their Duties – citation date September 13, 2018
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.”
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.”
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.
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