Columbine Manor Care Center Abuse and Neglect Lawyers

Columbine Manor Care CenterMany families are unaware that their loved one has been mistreated, abused or neglected while residing in a Denver County nursing facility until there is a significant injury or unexpected death. Other residents can abuse patients or be neglected by those in charge of providing them care.

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. Our team of Colorado nursing home negligence lawyers have handled cases exactly like yours and can help your family too. We use the law to hold those responsible for causing the harm both legally and financially accountable.

Columbine Manor Care Center

This nursing center is a "for profit" Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility providing services and cares to residents of Salida and Denver County, Colorado. The 112-certified bed long-term care nursing home is located at:

530 West 16Th Street
Salida, Colorado 81201
(719) 539-6112
Columbine Manor Care Center

In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Columbine Manor Care Center offers other services. These services include dimension memory care, rehabilitative care, and outpatient and inpatient rehab services.

Financial Penalties and Violations

Colorado and federal nursing home regulatory agencies have the legal authority to impose monetary fines and deny payment for Medicare services for any nursing facility cited for serious violations of regulations and rules.

Over the last thirty-six months, Columbine Manor Care Center received six formally filed complaints that resulted in citations. Additional documentation about fines and penalties can be found on the Colorado Department Of Public Health an Environment Department of Public Health Website.

Salida Colorado Nursing Home Safety Concerns

Three Star Rating

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 three out of five stars, including two out of five stars concerning health inspections, three out of five stars for staffing issues and five out of five stars for quality measures.

  • Failure to Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation date December 12, 2017
  • The facility failed to provide “supervision and assistive devices to prevent accidents.” Specifically, “the facility failed to implement care planned interventions for [one resident] who experienced several falls.”

    The incident involved a 92-year-old resident who is “not steady and requires human assistance to move from a seeded to standing position, walking, turning around and facing the opposite direction while walking, moving off and on the toilet and surface-to-surface transfers.”

    A review of the resident’s Certified Nurse Aide Care Directive Sheet instructed the nursing staff to perform frequent checks and toileting needs throughout the day and night and to ensure that there is a fall mat next to the bed and to place the bed in the lowest position when providing care. The survey team observed the resident in bed with the drink container on the nightstand that “was not within reach. The bed was in a low position. [But] there was no fall mat by the bed.”

  • Failure to Provide Basic Life Support Including Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) before Emergency Medical Personnel Arrive – citation date December 12, 2017
  • According to investigators “the facility failed to clarify resuscitation choices and document them accurately in the medical record.” One part of the investigation involved a severely impaired resident identified with advance directives indicating no cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and selective treatment.

    However, during an interview with the Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), it was confirmed that she returned the works with this resident and that “staff was made aware of the resident’s’ code status by a small round green sticker place on the outside binder of their hard chart.”

    The CNA explained that this resident “was a full code” meaning CPR was to be administered during an emergency. However, when the CNA walked onto the resident’s room and looked at the nameplate, there was no green dot next to the resident’s name.

    The CNA then exclaimed, “Oh, she is a DNR (Do Not Resuscitate).”

  • Failure to Implement Gradual Dose Reductions and Nonpharmacological Interventions to Minimize or Eliminate the Use of Psychotropic Medications – citation date December 12, 2017
  • The facility “failed to ensure [one resident] was free from unnecessary drugs.” The investigation involved a resident under 50 years of age who had no behaviors but “was coded as having prescribed both antipsychotic and antianxiety medications.”

    The resident’s Care Plan identified that the resident “was at risk for side effects” from taking the antipsychotic and anti-anxiety medication. Notation showed that the Care Plan did not include targeted behaviors. The resident’s Psychoactive Medications Informed Consent shows that the medications were “use for personality disorder, anxiety, agitation, and [other medical conditions].”

Neglected at Columbine Manor Care Center? Let Us Help You Today

Were you the victim of mistreatment, neglect or abuse while living at Columbine Manor Care Center? Contact the Colorado nursing home abuse attorneys at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Denver victims of abuse and neglect in all areas including Salida.

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 monetary recovery for your family. All information you share with our law offices will remain confidential.


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