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Mesa Manor Center
Placing a loved one into a nursing home can be any families most difficult decision in the hopes that they will find the most comfortable, safest environment with staff to provide the best care. Unfortunately, incidents of neglect and abuse have increased dramatically in nursing homes nationwide. Many forms of mistreatment occur through a lack of training, inadequate background checks, understaffing, minimal supervision, or the reckless actions of trained professionals.
If your loved one was injured while residing in a Mesa County nursing litter, contact the Colorado Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal assistance. Let our team of lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive financial compensation for your damages. We will use the law to hold those responsible for causing your loved one harm both legally and monetarily accountable.Mesa Manor Center
This Medicare and Medicaid-participating nursing center is a "for profit" home providing services to residents of Grand Junction and Mesa County, Colorado. The 89-certified bed long-term care home is located at:
2901 N 12Th St
Grand Junction, Colorado 81506
Mesa Manor Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Mesa Manor Center offers other services. These services include psychiatric care, IV therapy, palliative care, respite care, short stay care, and rehabilitative care including occupational, physical and speech therapies.Financial Penalties and Violations
It is the legal responsibility of Colorado and federal government investigators to hold nursing homes accountable if they have violated rules and regulations that harmed or could have harmed a resident. These penalties include monetary fines and the denial of payment for Medicare services.
Over the last thirty-six months, Mesa Manor Center receive three formally filed complaints that 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
The state of Colorado and federal government nursing home regulatory agencies routinely update their care home database system. This list contains historical information of all citations and violations.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of three out of five stars, including two 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 Ensure That Every Resident Remains Free From the Use of Physical Restraints Unless Need for Medical Treatment – citation date May 17, 2018
- Failure to Tell the Resident Completely about His or Her Health Status, Care and Treatments – citation date February 16, 2017
- Failure to Develop, Implement and Enforce a Program That Investigates, Controls and Keeps Infection From Spreading – citation date February 16, 2017
According to investigators, “the facility failed to comprehensively assess and Care Plan the continued use of personal arms as potential restraints.” After a review of the facility’s policy on the use of restraints, the policy “did not define personal arms as potential restraints.”
A review of the resident’s MDS (Minimum Data Set) Assessment revealed that the severely, cognitively impaired resident was rarely are never understood and had “inattention and disorganized thinking, and behavioral symptoms of physical aggression toward others, care or rejection and wandering.” However, there “wandering impact or risk was not documented.”
The surveyors observed the resident between May 14, 2018, and May 17, 2018 spending “most of her time ambulating up and down the hall was in her wheelchair, with a tab (pullcords) alarm behind her, attach the back of the wheelchair and her clothing.”
A review of the resident’s medical record showed “no evidence of restraint assessments for the resident.” The investigators interviewed the Assistant Director of Nursing who said she “had no idea why restraint had not been assessed [for] the resident. She said the nurses were supposed to do a restraint evaluation quarterly. She said it was potentially harmful to the residents if the device is inappropriate at that time.”
The facility “failed to consistently provide complete and timely informed consent for [psychotropic medications involving five residents].” Specifically, the facility failed to ensure consents included specific doses and frequency of administration for [each medication] use for each resident.”
The facility did not get consents that included “specific target behaviors warranting the use of each [antipsychotic medication and] consents that include specific potential side effects or Black box warnings related to each medication.” The nursing home did not get consents for medications “included a signature to be that the resident or their representative.”
The nursing home “failed to maintain an infection control program designed to prevent the spread of disease and infection in four resident halls and the dining room. Specifically, the facility failed to ensure, personal articles, such as soap, were not shared by residents [and] respiratory equipment and personal items were stored in a sanitary manner.”
Do you believe that your loved one has suffered harm through mistreatment while living at Mesa Manor 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.
We do not charge for case evaluations and consultations. Also, we provide a 100% “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee. This promise means we will postpone all of your payments for legal services until after we have secured financial recovery on your behalf. All information you share with our law offices will remain confidential.Sources