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Colonial Columns Nursing Center
Mistreatment, abuse, and neglect in nursing facilities are often the result of the nursing staff or other caregivers not providing the resident care according to established standards of quality. Their inappropriate behavior often leads to harm, injury, or wrongful death. In other incidents, the victim is assaulted by other residents.
If your loved one was harmed while living in an El Paso County nursing facility, contact the Colorado Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal intervention. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers handle your case to ensure you receive monetary compensation. We will use the law to hold those responsible for causing the harm legally accountable.Colonial Columns Nursing Center
This long-term care home is a "for-profit" 80-certified bed center providing cares and services to residents of Colorado Springs and El Paso County, Colorado. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
1340 East Fillmore Street
Colorado Springs, Colorado 80907
Colonial Columns Nursing Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Colonial Columns Nursing Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long term care, medical management, wound care, cardiac care, diabetes management, respiratory care, stroke recovery, memory and dementia care, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.
Fined $155,610 for substandard careFinancial Penalties and Violations
Both Colorado and the federal government can impose a monetary fine or deny payments through Medicare when a nursing facility has been found to violate established regulations and rules. The higher the monetary fine, the more serious the violation is that likely harmed or could have harmed one or more residents at the nursing home.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Colonial Columns Nursing Center for $155,610 on April 21, 2017, citing substandard care.
The nursing home received one complaint over the last thirty-six months that resulted in a violation citation. Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the State of Colorado Department of Human Services Website.
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The federal government and Colorado Department of Public Health website update comprehensive information containing historical details of all citations and violations.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of two out of five stars, including two 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 Keep Every Resident Free from Physical Restraints Unless Need for Medical Treatment – citation #F221 date [date]
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to ensure one resident reviewed for restraints [was free] from any physical restraints imposed for the purposes of discipline or convenience, and not required to treat the resident’s medical symptoms.”
Specifically, the facility “failed to restrain the resident by preventing her from standing and walking by placing her in a chair which was backed to a wall, placing a table in front of her, which prevented her from rising and [exiting] from the chair.”
The nursing home also restrained the resident “by placing her on the floor on a mat which prevented her from rising.” A review of the resident’s MDS (Minimum Data Set) Assessment shows that the severely cognitively impaired resident “felt tired and had little energy and trouble concentrating on things. The resident displayed physical behaviors symptoms directed toward others (e.g., hitting, kicking, pushing, scratching, grabbing) four to six days but less than daily during the review period.” The information shows that restraints are not used during the observation period.
The survey team reviewed the resident’s records dated between November 15, 2015, and February 25, 2016, that revealed “no order or consent for the use of physical restraints.” The resident was observed during the lunch on the secure unit while “attempting to rise from the table. The Goodwill Volunteer asked her to sit down a couple of times.”
One minute later, the Goodwill Volunteer and another resident “pushed the resident’s chair back to the wall and the table up to her.” Two minutes after that, the Goodwill Volunteer “told the resident not to push against the table and said, ‘you are very strong’ as the resident pushed the table away.”
The Director of Nursing stated the following day that “they did not use restraint of any type in the facility. She said that the resident was able to move, then the staff was to assist if needed.” The Director said that “the resident’s movements may have been restricted due to limited space in the dining room, but she did not feel it was an intentional restraint [and] was aware the resident was placed on the floor in the room next to the nurse’s station.”
Do you believe that your loved one was the victim of abuse or neglect while living at Colonial Columns Nursing Center? Contact the Colorado nursing home abuse prevention lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent El Paso County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Colorado Springs.
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