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Mantey Heights Rehabilitation and Care Center
Abuse and neglect occurring in nursing homes nationwide have become a troubling epidemic where patients are victimized through mistreatment at the hands of their caregivers, employees and other residents. Sometimes, the nursing staff is underpaid, overworked, or lack sufficient education and training to ensure they can meet the needs of every senior citizen, rehabilitating patient, or the disabled.
For many families, identifying the symptoms of neglect and abuse can be challenging to recognize, especially when the staff covers up their wrongful behavior. If your loved one was injured while residing in a Mesa County 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 you receive monetary compensation for your damages.Mantey Heights Rehabilitation and Care Center
This facility is an 88-certified bed "for profit" long-term care home providing services and cares to residents of Grand Junction and Mesa County, Colorado. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating center is located at:
2825 Patterson Road
Grand Junction, Colorado 81506
Mantey Heights Rehabilitation and Care Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Mantey Heights Rehabilitation & Care Center offers other services. These services include memory care, Alzheimer’s/dementia care, short-term stay, respite care, and wellness and rehab services including speech, occupational and physical therapies.
Both the state of Colorado and federal agencies penalize nursing homes by denying reimbursement payments from Medicare or imposing monetary fines anytime the facility is cited for a serious violation of established regulations and rules that harm or could harm residents.
Over the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine of $11,053 against Mantey Heights Rehabilitation and Care Center on August 21, 2017, citing substandard care. During that time, the facility also received five 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.Grand Junction Colorado Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Our attorneys review data on every long-term and intermediate care facility on Medicare.com and the Colorado Department of Public Health website.
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 three 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 February 26, 2018
- Failure to Implement Gradual Dose Reductions and Nonpharmacological Interventions to Minimize or Eliminate the Use of Psychotropic Medications – citation date February 26, 2018
According to investigators, “the facility failed to provide adequate supervision and assistance to prevent falls, and failed to assess, implement and monitor interventions consistent with the resident’s needs.” Specifically, “the facility failed to provide adequate supervision to ensure [a resident] did not ambulate without his rolling walker.”
The surveyors reviewed documentation involving the newly admitted resident who “fell twice in approximately one month, with the second fall resulting in a large hematoma over his left side.” Surveyors observed the resident just after noon on February 20, 2018, in the Transitional Care Unit dining room. There was a noticeable large, colorful bruise above his left eye.
A few minutes later, the resident was observed “walking without his walker.” A staff member “intervened by verbally reminding the resident to use his walker.” A few hours later, the resident was observed lying sideways on his bed “with his feet on the floor. He had a questioning look on his face and asked if it was time to get up yet.”
A Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) “was at her medication cart, which was located immediately outside of the resident’s room. She was passing medications and did not notice the resident positioned partially off his bed. There was nothing on the resident’s door by his name alerting the staff that this resident was a fall risk.”
The nursing home “failed to properly assess indications for the use” of antipsychotic medications. The nursing home also failed to “properly monitor the efficacy, identify possible adverse consequences, and investigate or implement behavior interventions” for the use of the drug.
Specifically, “the facility failed to comprehensively assess the indications for the use of antipsychotic and hypnotic medications. Also, the facility failed to monitor possible adverse effects and potential outcomes such as falls and failed to monitor behaviors or hours of sleep.”
Do you believe that your loved one has suffered harm through mistreatment while living at Mantey Heights Rehabilitation and Care Center? Contact the Colorado nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Mesa victims of abuse and neglect in all areas including Grand Junction.
Our legal team invites you to discuss your case with us today through an initial, free claim consultation. Also, we provide a 100% “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee, meaning you will not owe us anything until after we have secured monetary recovery for your family. All information you share with our law offices will remain confidential.