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Elms Haven Center
Mistreatment of the disabled, elderly, and rehabilitating at Adams County nursing facilities often involve physical harm, sexual assault, emotional pain, and neglect. Often, the signs and symptoms of abuse and neglect are difficult to detect when family members confuse mistreatment for a decline in mental or physical status. By law, every caregiver in a nursing facility has the responsibility to protect each resident from ensuring their care, health, and safety are maintained.
If your loved one was injured while living in a nursing facility, contact the Colorado Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal intervention. Let our team of lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you are adequately compensated for your monetary damages.Elms Haven Center
This long-term care facility is a 242-certified bed "for profit" home providing services and cares to residents of Thornton and Adams County, Colorado. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating center is located at:
12080 Bellaire Way
Thornton, Colorado 80241
Elms Haven Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Elms Haven Center offers other services. The services include long-term care, palliative care, respite care, colostomy care, wound care, pain management, case management, hospice, and restorative services including physical, occupational and speech therapies.Financial Penalties and Violations
Both the State of 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 greater the monetary fine, the more serious the violation is that likely harmed or could have harmed one or more residents at the nursing home.
Over the last thirty-six months, Elms Haven Center received fourteen formally filed complaints and self-reported one serious issue that all resulted in citations. Additional information about penalties and fines can be reviewed on the Colorado Department Of Public Health an Environment Department of Public Health Website.Thornton Colorado Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Information on every intermediate and long-term care home in the state can be reviewed on government-owned and operated database websites including the Colorado Department of Public Health and Medicare.gov.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of two out of five stars, including one 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 Honor All the Resident’s Rights to Be Free from Coercion and Reprisal – citation date January 26, 2017
- Failure Not to Transfer or Discharge a Resident without Adequate Reason – citation date November 27, 2018
According to investigators, “the facility failed to allow one resident on the Evergreen Unit listed on isolation the right to exercise his/her rights while living at the facility. Specifically, the facility failed to monitor and remove the resident from isolation after she became symptom-free of an infection.”
The investigator stated that “the lack of monitoring and follow up with the Physician because the resident to feel upset and cry from being on isolation; she began to have increased behaviors of yelling and being verbally abusive toward staff, and she experienced an increase in anxiety from being on isolation.”
The nursing home “failed to have an appropriate reason to issue an involuntary discharge [for one resident]. Specifically, the facility failed to issue an appropriate discharge letter containing the required information to [the resident] and failed to have an appropriate reason for issuing the discharge letter.”
The survey team interviewed the resident who said “he was told at the beginning that he was being issued at the involuntary discharge because it would speed of the process of them getting approved for assistance. He said the letter he received did not explain the appeal process as it was supposed to. He said he had asked the facility multiple times about the appeal process but finally ended up getting the information from the State agency.”
The resident said that “the whole process is made and nervous and really upset him.” The investigators reviewed as Care Plan that revealed “the resident plan to discharge to another community based on the resident’s desire to be closer to his family in a nearby community. The resident was working with an outside program [to] discharge from the community. Goals included [having] an ongoing Care Plan to provide a safe and effective stay and discharge” from their existing nursing home.
Do you suspect that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment or neglect while living at Elms Haven Center? Contact the Colorado nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Adams victims of abuse and neglect in all areas including Thornton.
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