McKinley Center Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Lawyers

McKinley Center Nursing HomeAre you concerned that the medical staff is neglecting your loved one in a McKinley County nursing home? Do you suspect that they are being mistreated or abused by caregivers, employees, or other patients?

Contact the New Mexico Nursing Home Law Center attorneys now for immediate legal intervention. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers work on your behalf to stop the mistreatment now. We will use the law to ensure you receive financial compensation to recover your damages.

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
(505) 863-9551
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

One Star Rating

To ensure families are fully informed of the level of care every nursing home provides, the state of New Mexico and 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.”

Want More Information About McKinley Center Nursing Home? Our Lawyers Can Help

Do you believe that your loved one was the victim of abuse or neglect while living at McKinley Center Nursing Home? Contact the New Mexico nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent McKinley County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Gallup.

Our legal team never charges potential clients to discuss your case through an initial claim consultation. Also, we offer a 100% “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee, meaning you will not owe us any money unless we have received a monetary recovery on your behalf. All information you share with our law offices will remain confidential.


Client Reviews

Jonathan did a great job helping my family navigate through a lengthy lawsuit involving my grandmother's death in a nursing home. Through every step of the case, Jonathan kept my family informed of the progression of the case. Although our case eventually settled at a mediation, I really was impressed at how well prepared Jonathan was to take the case to trial. Lisa
After I read Jonathan’s Nursing Home Blog, I decided to hire him to look into my wife’s treatment at a local nursing home. Jonathan did a great job explaining the process and the laws that apply to nursing homes. I immediately felt at ease and was glad to have him on my side. Though the lawsuit process was at times frustrating, Jonathan reassured me, particularly at my deposition. I really felt like Jonathan cared about my wife’s best interests, and I think that came across to the lawyers for the nursing home. Eric