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Desert Highlands Care Center
Lawyers for Injured & Mistreated at Desert Highlands Care Center
Families deciding to place a loved one into a nursing home are often overwhelmed at the thought that they will not receive the best care. Unfortunately, mistreatment occurs at many facilities nationwide, including in Arizona.
If your loved one was injured while living in a Mohave County nursing facility, contact the Arizona nursing home affiliate attorneys now for immediate legal intervention. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive financial compensation from recovering your damages. All the necessary paperwork must be filed in the proper county courthouse before the statute of limitations expires.
Desert Highlands Care Center
This nursing facility is a "for-profit" Medicare and Medicaid-participating home providing services to residents of Kingman and Mohave County, Arizona. The 120-certified bed long-term care center is located at:
1081 Kathleen Ave
Kingman, Arizona 86401
Desert Highlands Care Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Desert Highlands Care Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long term care.
Financial Penalties and Violations
The federal government and the state of Arizona are authorized to penalize any nursing home with monetary fines or deny payment for Medicare services when the facility has been cited for serious violations of rules and regulations.
The nursing home received two complaints over the last three years that resulted in a violation citation. Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the comprehensive Arizona Adult Protective Services Website.
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Kingman Arizona Nursing Home Safety Concerns
To ensure families are fully informed of the level of care every nursing home provides, the state of Arizona and Medicare.com routinely update their long-term care home database systems with info on violations, citations, and deficiencies.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including one out of five stars concerning health inspections, one out of five stars for staffing issues, and two 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 August 19, 2016
- Failure to Make Sure Services Provided by the Nursing Facility Meet Professional Standards of Quality – citation #F281 date August 19, 2016
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to ensure that an allegation of abuse involving one resident was immediately reported to the Administrator and the State Agency.” The facility “failed to submit the results of their investigation to the State Agency within five working days of the incident” as required by law.
Documentation revealed that the resident “was grabbed by another resident and [the assaulting resident] sustained a small skin tear.” A review of the facility’s investigative report “revealed an allegation of abuse was reported to the Administrator.” However, “the incident had occurred two days [before].” Additionally, the facility did not timely report the incident to the State agency.
The investigators interviewed the Director of Nursing regarding the allegation of abuse. She stated that “the facility would conduct an investigation but did not know what time frame to call in an allegation of abuse to the State Agency.” The Assistant Director of Nursing stated, “she knew the investigation needed to be submitted within five days, but did not know there was a time frame to call the State Agency if there was an allegation of abuse.”
The facility “failed to ensure interim Care Plans were in place for [one resident] with a wander guard who was a fall risk.” The state investigators reviewed the resident’s Fall Risk Assessment that identified the patient “was at high risk for falls. Interventions included a pressure alarm to a wheelchair in bed, and for the resident’s bed to be in the lowest position.”
However, a review of the resident’s interim Care Plans revealed “there was no Care Plan to address the resident’s high fall risk, nor were the above interventions included on any of the interim Care Plans.”
A review of the Risk of Elopement/One in Assessment revealed that “the resident was not at risk for elopement or wandering. However, during the survey, a list of residents with wander guards was provided by restorative nursing.” After reviewing the list, it was revealed that “the resident received a wander guard device.” Even so, the resident’s “interim Care Plans revealed there was no Care Plan that addressed any concerns with wandering/elopement behaviors, nor were there any interventions to address this behavior, including the use of a wander guard device.”
Abused at Desert Highlands Care Center? Our Attorneys Can Help
Has your loved one been being abused, mistreated or neglected while living at Desert Highlands Care Center? Contact the Arizona nursing home abuse prevention lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Mohave County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Kingman.
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 a monetary recovery on your behalf. All information you share with our law offices will remain confidential.