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Fort Collins Health Care Center
Any mistreatment of the senior citizen in a nursing facility can constitute neglect or abuse if it occurs at the hands of caregivers, employees, family members, friends, or other patients. Every member of the nursing team and employee staff always has a legal responsibility to protect their residents and keep them safe in their environment.
If your loved one was injured while residing in a Larimer County nursing facility, contact the Colorado Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal assistance. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive financial compensation for your damages. Time is of the essence. All necessary documentation must be filed in the proper county courthouse before the statute of limitations expires.Fort Collins Health Care Center
This nursing facility is a "for-profit" Medicare and Medicaid-participating home providing services to residents of Fort Collins and Larimer County, Colorado. The 83-certified bed long-term care center is located at:
1000 South Lemay Avenue
Fort Collins, Colorado 80524
Fort Collins Health Care Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Fort Collins Health Care 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 $42,201 for substandard careFinancial Penalties and Violations
Federal agencies and the State of Colorado have a legal responsibility to monitor every nursing facility. If serious violations are identified, the government can impose monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare if the resident was harmed or could have been harmed by the deficiency.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Fort Collins Health Care Center for $42,201 on February 07, 2019, citing substandard care.
The nursing home received nineteen complaints over the last three years that resulted in a violation citation. Additional documentation about fines and penalties can be found on the Colorado Adult Protective Services Website.
Call (800) 926-7565 Toll-Free for a No Obligation ConsultationFort Collins Colorado Nursing Home Safety Concerns
To be fully informed on the level of care nursing homes provide, families routinely research Medicare.gov and the Colorado Department of Public Health website database systems for a complete list of deficiencies, violations, and citations.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including one out of five stars concerning health inspections, three 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 12, 2016
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to have evidence that all alleged violations of abuse, neglect, or mistreatment were investigated for [two residents].” Specifically, “the facility failed to complete an abuse investigation for an altercation between [two residents].”
The state investigators reviewed a resident’s MDS (Minimum Data Set) Assessment indicating that “she did not exhibit behavioral symptoms such as physical, verbal, or behavioral symptoms directed toward others. She requires extensive assistance with bed mobility, transfer, dressing, toilet use, and personal hygiene.”
However, the resident’s Care Plan identified the resident had behavior problems with interventions that included “behavior contact written and discussed regarding appropriate conduct toward roommates and resulting disciplinary action that would have been taken if further problems arose concerning inappropriate verbal or physical aggression toward others.”
The resident refused to sign the disciplinary action that was “witnessed by two staff members. A Nursing Progress Note revealed that “she had been verbally abusive to her roommate.” The roommate’s family member “had voiced concerns regarding the resident.” A subsequent MDS (Minimum Data Set) Assessment indicated that “she did not exhibit behavioral symptoms such as physical, verbal, or behavioral symptoms directed toward others.”
The surveyors indicated that “there is no Care Plan in the resident’s record regarding [the] incident involving an altercation with [the roommate].” However, the Occurrence Report documented that a facility member entered the resident’s room when she was “upset with her roommate.”
The aggressive resident indicated that the roommate’s wheelchair “was pushing the curtain onto her side of the bedroom. She revealed she did not like it and should be in a room by herself.”
A follow-up report indicated that the resident was “going to hit her roommate because she was bugging her and was on her side of the bedroom. The Resident Care Specialist “warned her not to hit her roommate. The residents were separated, and [the aggressive resident] was moved to another bedroom. The police were notified.”
Has your loved one been being mistreated or neglected while living at Fort Collins Health Care Center? Contact the Colorado nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Larimer County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Fort Collins.
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