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Chinle Nursing Home
Attorneys for Abused & Injured at Chinle Nursing Home
Many of the 1.5 million residents in nursing facilities in the U.S. are victims of mistreatment. In some cases, the nursing staff neglects these patients, or caregivers, visitors, employees, and other residents abuse, sexually assault, or mistreat the patient.
If your loved one was injured while living in an Apache County nursing facility, contact the Arizona nursing home affiliate attorneys now for immediate legal intervention. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers handle your case to ensure your family is adequately financially compensated for your damages. Let us begin working on your case today.
Chinle Nursing Home
This center is a 79-certified bed Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility providing services to residents of Chinle and Apache County, Arizona. The "non-profit" long-term care home is located at:
Po Box 910
Chinle, Arizona 86503
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Chinle Nursing Home offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long term care.
Financial Penalties and Violations
The state and federal investigators have the legal authority to penalize any nursing home that has been cited for a serious violation that harmed or could have harmed a nursing home resident. Typically, these penalties include imposed monetary fines and denial of payment for Medicare services.
Over the last thirty-six months, Medicare denied payment on September 29, 2017, due to a lack of quality care. This nursing facility received two complaints and self-reported seven serious issues over the last three years that resulted in violation citations.
Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the comprehensive Arizona Adult Protective Services Website.
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Chinle Arizona Nursing Home Safety Concerns
The state of Arizona and the federal government regularly updates its long-term care home database system with complete details of all deficiencies, citations, and violations.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including one out of five stars concerning health inspections, four out of five stars for staffing issues, and three out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Report and Investigate Any Act or Reports of Abuse, Neglect or Mistreatment of Residents – citation #F225 date September 29, 2017
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to report and investigate an allegation of verbal abuse for one resident.” The failure “to investigate allegations of abuse places residents in the facility at risk for abuse.”
A conversation about grievances involved a staff member recalling that a resident’s family member “made some allegations, and the facility looked into it, but there was nothing to it.”
The staff member said that the family member had written a letter that was provided to the Administrator. The letter dated August 7, 2017, indicated “it was regarding abuse and overdose. The letter indicated it was written on behalf of [the resident] who could not write or speak English.” The letter alleged that the family member had “witness verbal abuse of the resident in the facility.”
The family member wrote that “a staff member was so upset that [they told the resident] that she was going to get them (the facility) in a lot of trouble if she falls. The staff member said the state would come in and ask questions why she was not watched, and due to her falling, they were going to put her in her wheelchair and the resident would get used to it and would be bedridden and get bedsores and the family will be upset, and on and on.”
The letter indicated that the resident “remembered the conversations of what happened to her.” The facility Assistant Director of Nursing “acknowledged that she and others have spoken to residents about falls and behavior, and the facility informed the resident if they continued to fall or behaviors continued then they would have to leave to another facility.”
Both the Director of Nursing and the Assistant Director of Nursing said since “the concerns have come up during the survey, they now see how a resident could feel intimidated or threatened when they are told they will have to leave the facility.”
An employee acknowledged that “the letter constituted a written allegation of verbal abuse. When asked for the investigation into the allegations, [the employee] said there were no incident reports and no documentation of an investigation.”
The staff member also said that “it did not go through Quality Assurance, and she thought the Administrator handled it by telephone, but the facility had no documentation.”
Ready to File a Nursing Home Neglect Claim Against Chinle Nursing Home? Let Us Help
Do you believe that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment, abuse, or neglect while living at Chinle Nursing Home? Contact the Arizona nursing home abuse prevention lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Apache County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Chinle.
Our legal team invites you to discuss your case with us today through an initial, free claim consultation. Also, we provide a 100% “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee, meaning you will not owe us anything until after we have secured a monetary recovery for your family. All information you share with our law offices will remain confidential.