Law Firm Representing Injured Victims of Belmont Lodge Health Care Center
To ensure the health and well-being of every nursing home resident, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) along with the State of Colorado routinely investigate, survey, and inspect every nursing facility in the state. During these scheduled appointments and unannounced inspections, the surveyors identify minor to serious offenses, violations, and deficiencies that occur within the walls of the nursing home.
When serious violations are identified, the surveyors will often penalize the nursing home with monetary fines or place the facility on a federal watch list. In the most egregious cases, the nursing home will be designated a Special Focus Facility (SFF) to alert the Administrator and nursing staff that their substandard level of care will no longer be tolerated.