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Lowry Hills Care and Rehabilitation - Kindred Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
Many families have no other options for providing care to a loved one other than to relocate them to an Arapahoe County nursing home. Unfortunately, many nursing facilities lack competent staff members, do not provide sufficient training, or failed to follow protocols that could result in patient injury.
If your loved one was injured while residing in a nursing facility, contact the Colorado Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal help. Let our team of lawyers work on your case to ensure your family receives monetary compensation for your damages.Lowry Hills Care and Rehabilitation Formerly Kindred Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
This long-term care home is a "for profit" 108-certified bed center providing cares and services to residents of Aurora and Arapahoe County, Colorado. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
10201 East Third Avenue
Aurora, Colorado 80010
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 thirty-six months, Medicare denied Lowry Hills Care and Rehabilitation Center payment for services on July 11, 2018, citing substandard care. Also, the facility received sixteen formally filed complaints that all resulted in citations. Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the Colorado Department Of Public Health an Environment Department of Public Health Website.Aurora Colorado Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Families can visit Medicare.gov and the Colorado Department of Public Health website to obtain a complete list of all violations, citations, and deficiencies identified by investigators and surveyors.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of two out of five stars, including two out of five stars concerning health inspections, one 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 July 11, 2018
- Failure to Implement Gradual Dose Reductions and Nonpharmacological Interventions to Minimize or Eliminate the Use of Psychotropic Medications – citation date July 11, 2018
- Failure to Provide and Implement an Infection Protection and Control Program – citation date July 11, 2018
The nursing home “failed to ensure residents were free from accident hazards and received adequate supervision to prevent accidents. Specifically, the facility failed to ensure neurological assessments were initiated, completed and followed up on after each fall for [one resident].”
The nursing home also failed to “initiate and implement interventions [that] prevent further falls for [the resident]., Update the resident’s Care Plan after each fall with new interventions, ensure sidewalks were not hazardous to residents requiring assistive devices, and ensure that the electrical room door was locked to prevent easy access.”
The investigative team reviewed the resident’s June 16, 2018 MDS (Minimum Data Set) Assessment showing that the resident “had not had a fall since the prior assessment. However, the record revealed that the resident [did have a fall] on May 19, 2018, with injuries.”
According to investigators, the facility failed to ensure the five residents were “as free from unnecessary drugs as possible. Specifically, the facility failed to ensure residents were informed of [medications] with Black Box warnings.” The facility also failed to involve resident or their representatives in decision-making regarding medication use.”
The nursing home did not “assess and monitor targeted behaviors, nonpharmacological interventions, and pain versus behavior symptoms for [one resident].” The facility also “failed to ensure medications were not left on the floor.”
The nursing home “failed to establish and maintain an infection control program designed to provide a safe, sanitary and comfortable environment to help prevent the development and transmission of disease and infection for all current facility residents.”
Specifically, “the facility failed to establish and maintain an infection control program that included surveillance of the facility’s infections, which would ensure the use of antibiotics were appropriate; and adequately trained staff on infection control practices.”
A Victim of Neglect at Lowry Hills Care and Rehabilitation Formerly Kindred Nursing and Rehabilitation Center? Contact Us Today for Help
Were you the victim of mistreatment while you lived at Lowry Hills Care and Rehabilitation Formerly Kindred Nursing and Rehabilitation Center? Contact the Colorado nursing home abuse attorneys at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Arapahoe victims of abuse and neglect in all areas including Aurora.
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