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Highline Rehabilitation and Care Community Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
Let our team of lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure your family receives financial compensation to recover your damages. Time is of the essence. All necessary documents and paperwork must be filed in the appropriate county courthouse before the Colorado statute of limitations expires. Contact us now so we can begin working on your case today.Highline Rehabilitation and Care Community
This facility is a 135-certified bed "for profit" long-term care home providing services and cares to residents of Denver and Denver County, Colorado. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating center is located at:
6060 East Iliff Avenue
Denver, Colorado 80222
Highline Rehabilitation and Care Community
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Highline Rehabilitation and Care Community Center offer other services. These services include Alzheimer’s and memory care, wound care, pain management, bariatric care, and infusion (IV) therapies.Financial Penalties and Violations
Colorado and federal government agencies have the legal responsibility of monitoring every nursing home and imposing monetary fines or denying reimbursement payments through Medicare if investigators identify serious violations and deficiencies. These penalties are typically imposed when the violation is severe and harmed or could have harmed a resident.
Over the last three years, Highline Rehabilitation and Care Community Center has received fifteen formally filed complaints that all resulted in citations. Additional documentation concerning the facility can be reviewed on the Colorado Department Of Public Health an Environment Department of Public Health Website.Denver 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 four out of five stars, including three out of five stars concerning health inspections, four out of five stars for staffing issues and four out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Tell the Resident Completely about His or Her Health Status, Care and Treatments – citation date June 20, 2017
- Failure to Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation date June 20, 2017
According to surveyors, “the facility failed to develop communication tools for [two residents] in a language they could understand and concerning the residents’ total health status. The facility was unable to develop effective communication tools to address the concerns of the residents who spoke a language other than English.”
The “facility failed to ensure residents remain as free from accident hazards as possible. Specifically, the facility failed to ensure [one resident] received a thorough investigation to the implementation of adequate interventions to prevent the resident from continuing to fall.”
A review of the resident’s MDS (Minimum Data Set) Assessment showed that the resident “requires extensive assistance with bed mobility, transfers, dressing, and toilet use. The resident was not steady moving from a seated to standing position.”
A review of the resident’s fall history was incomplete. Documentation shows that “he had two or more falls without injury since his last assessment.” No falls were resulting in “skin tears, abrasions, lacerations, superficial bruises, hematomas, or complaints of pain.”
One document shows that neurological checks “were initiated and encouragement to use a walker for bed mobility.” On May 6, 2017, “the resident was found in his room was swelling on his head posteriorly noted. Neuro checks started and a skull x-ray performed. The resident was barefoot and appeared to have slipped out of bed. The resident could not explain the fall due to a language barrier.”
During an interview with the Director of Nursing, it was revealed that “he acknowledged she was aware that the resident was considered a high risk for fall due to his [medical condition].” The Director stated that there “was no knowledge of any interdisciplinary discussion focused specifically on the resident who presented with an increase in falls. The Director of Nursing acknowledged the resident had not suffered a major injury. However, as the resident continued to fall, the potential for major injury was possible.”
Were you the victim of mistreatment while you lived at Highline Rehabilitation and Care Community? Contact the Colorado nursing home abuse lawyers 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 Denver.
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