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Eagle Ridge at Grand Valley Nursing Center
Neglect in nursing facilities is often the result of the nursing staff, employees or others failing to follow established protocols to eliminate accident hazards that could place the lives and well-being of residents in jeopardy. Many nursing facilities are poorly kept and badly managed where employees did not provide even the simplest maintenance and housekeeping to maintain a safe environment.
If your loved one was injured while living in a Boulder County nursing facility, contact the Colorado Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal assistance. Our team of lawyers has handled cases just like yours, and we can help your family too. We will use the law to hold those responsible for their neglectful or abusive actions to ensure you receive monetary compensation for your damages. Time is of the essence. We must file all the necessary paperwork in the proper county courthouse before the Colorado statute of limitations expires.Eagle Ridge at Grand Valley Nursing Center
This nursing center is a "for profit" Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility providing services and cares to residents of Grand Junction and Boulder County, Colorado. The 70-certified bed long-term care nursing home is located at:
2425 Teller Avenue
Grand Junction, Colorado 81501
Eagle Ridge at Grand Valley Nursing Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Eagle Ridge at Grand Valley Nursing Center offers other services. These services include hospice, respite care, dementia care, long-term nursing care, post-acute rehabilitation, and short-term nursing care.Financial Penalties and Violations
The investigators for the state of Colorado and federal nursing home regulatory agencies have the legal responsibility of penalizing any facility that has violated rules and regulations that harmed or could have harmed a resident. These penalties often include monetary fines and denying payment of Medicare services. Typically, the higher the penalty, the more egregious the problem.
Additional documentation about fines and penalties can be found on the Colorado Department Of Public Health an Environment Department of Public Health Website.Grand Junction Colorado Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Our attorneys obtain and review data on every Colorado long-term care home from various online publically available sources including the CO Department of Public Health website and Medicare.gov.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of five out of five stars, including four out of five stars concerning health inspections, four 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 October 8, 2015
- Failure to Provide Housekeeping and Maintenance Services – citation date December 6, 2016
According to surveyors, the facility “failed to ensure the resident environment remained as free from accident hazards as possible. Specifically, the facility failed to ensure that chemicals were properly stored out of reach, [and a] mechanical lift use for transfer residents was maintained in safe working order.”
The survey conducted an environmental tour with the Director of Nursing, Nursing Home Administrator, Director of Housekeeping, and Director of Maintenance. During the tour, the mechanical lift “could not be located.” The Administrator “explained that they had just been informed of the missing foam and said the Director of Nursing had grabbed it and removed it from service.”
The Administrator and the Director of Nursing “agreed that need to be repaired and she explained that if the Maintenance Director could obtain the parts and had them shift and, he would be able to repair it.”
The facility “failed to provide housekeeping and maintenance services necessary to maintain a sanitary, orderly, and comfortable interior and three neighborhoods for residents residing in the facility.”
The investigative team conducted an initial tour the facility and during subsequent observations saw a rusting bathroom doorway, baseboard separating from the wall, dirty linoleum floors, a rusted toilet riser frame, bathrooms in need of repainting, and unsightly soap dispensers.
The investigators also saw dirty child floors, rooms that had a strong odor of urine, bathrooms with accumulated dirt debris and grip accumulation, and cold temperature bathrooms observed on multiple occasions. There was also caulking and paint separating from the sink in the walls; toothbrushes kept in rusted with dirty surfaces and cracks “in the tile floor between the bathroom and the main room.”
Was your loved one mistreated while residing at Eagle Ridge at Grand Valley Nursing Center? Contact the Colorado nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Boulder victims of abuse and neglect in all areas including Grand Junction.
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