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McKinley Center Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
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McKinley Center Nursing Home
This long-term care center is a 62-certified bed "for-profit" home providing services to residents of Gallup and McKinley County, New Mexico. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
306 E Nizhoni Blvd
Gallup, New Mexico 87301
McKinley Center Nursing Home
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, McKinley Center Nursing Home offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-stay care, IV (intravenous) therapy, respite care, hospice, wound care, dementia and memory care, colostomy care, and restorative services involving physical, speech and occupational therapies.
Fined $10,075 for substandard care
Financial Penalties and Violations
The investigators working for the state of New Mexico and the federal government had the legal authority to impose monetary fines and deny payment for Medicare services if the nursing home has been cited for serious violations of established regulations and rules.
In the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine of $10,075 against McKinley Center Nursing Home on August 11, 2017, citing substandard care. The nursing home received one complaint over the last thirty-six months that resulted in a violation citation.
Additional information about this nursing home can be found on the New Mexico Aging and Long-Term Services Website.
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Gallup New Mexico Nursing Home Safety Concerns
To ensure families are fully informed of the level of care every nursing home provides, the state of New Mexico and Medicare.com routinely update their long-term care home database systems with info on violations, citations, and deficiencies.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of two out of five stars, including three out of five stars concerning health inspections, three out of five stars for staffing issues and one out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Provide Necessary Care and Services to Maintain the Highest Well-Being of Every Resident – citation #F309 date August 11, 2017
The state investigators determined that “the facility failed to seek out a more immediate medical opinion or medical care for a lump in a resident’s breast, for an unidentified [period], for one resident.” The “deficient practice resulted in the lump in [the resident’s breast] a unidentified as [a serious medical condition] and without treatment.”
Documentation shows that on August 7, 2017, a resident’s son who served as the resident’s power of attorney was upset, “because he never understood why, if the lump had been observed to be there previously, (before April 25, 2017) why the doctor was not notified sooner.”
On August 10, 2017, the investigators interviewed the Physician who stated, “the first time she heard about the lump on [the resident’s] breast was on April 25, 2017. She spoke with a nurse that day, and the nurse informed her of the lump on [the resident’s] breast. The doctor stated she “had been told that it (the lump) had been there a long time and that it was a subcutaneous cyst (subcutaneous cysts are common non-cancerous cysts of the skin).”
The investigators asked, “why the nurse called her on that day (April 25, 2017) if it had been there a long time.” The Physician revealed that “someone different had seen it and was concerned about it. The Physician stated that when she saw the lump on [the resident’s] breast, she knew that it was not a subcutaneous cyst.”
A Registered Nurse stated during an interview that she had examined the resident after being told by a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) that the lump had been there for a while. The RN notified the son, who was “very upset when she notified him. She had told him that she was not sure how long it had been there, but it had been there for a while from the information she got from other nurses.”
The Physician Progress Note indicated that the cyst-like structure “on the chest was not new and discussed options with the son to just watch it or get a mammogram.” The son stated he “would like to get a mammogram.”
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