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Orchard Park Health Care Center
Mistreatment in nursing facilities is an all too common occurrence. According to statistics maintained by Medicare, thousands of nursing homes in America have been cited for neglect and abuse. Each year, many patients suffer mistreatment at the hands of caregivers, employees or other residents have become victims of physical, mental and emotional abuse, sexual assault, or financial exploitation.
If your loved one was injured while living in Arapahoe County nursing facility, contact the Colorado Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal intervention. Let our team of lawyers work on your case to ensure you receive financial compensation for your damages. We use the law to hold those responsible for causing the harm legally accountable.Orchard Park Health Care Center
This Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is a "for profit" center providing services to residents of Littleton and Arapahoe County, Colorado. The 133-certified bed long-term care home is located at:
6005 South Holly Street
Littleton, Colorado 80121
Orchard Park Health Care Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Orchard Park Health Care Center offers other services. These services include pulmonary therapy, stroke recovery care, pain management, wound care, lymphedema therapy, orthopedic rehab, cardiac care, urinary incontinence care, and a vestibular program.
Both the federal government and the state of Colorado can impose monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare of any nursing facility that has been found to have violated the established nursing home rules and regulations.
Over the last thirty-six months, federal investigators imposed a $3970 fine against Orchard Park Health Care Center on April 27, 2017, citing substandard care. During that time, the facility also received seventeen 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.Littleton Colorado Nursing Home Safety Concerns
To ensure families are fully informed of the level of care every nursing home provides, the state of Colorado 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 one out of five stars concerning health inspections, four out of five stars for staffing issues and five out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Provide Appropriate Treatment and Services to a Resident who Displays or is Diagnosed with a Mental Disorder or Psychosocial Adjustment Difficulty – citation date February 28, 2018
- Failure to Provide Necessary Care and Services to Maintain the Resident’s Highest Well-Being – citation date September 29, 2016
- Failure to Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation date September 29, 2016
According to investigators, “the facility failed to develop and implement an individualized Care Plan that addresses the resident’s psychosocial needs, including psychological services to address the resident’s need for support with depression and adjustment to a long-term care facility.” The facility failed to develop a Care Plan “program of activities designed to promote a meaningful and enjoyable life.”
The investigation involved a review of a resident’s MDS (Minimum Data Set) Assessment showing that the resident was “feeling down, depressed, or hopeless, and having little interest or pleasure in doing things.” The resident’s Care Plan that was initiated and revised identified that the resident was “at risk for adverse reactions to [medications] due to antidepressant medications.
According to the activity assessment dated January 8, 2018, “the resident required assistance to participate in activities and needed a Care Plan to be developed for him. However, a record review revealed the resident [did not have a] plan for activities.”
The facility “failed to ensure each resident received the necessary care and services to attain or maintain the highest practicable physical, mental and psychosocial well-being [according to] the comprehensive assessment and plan of care.” Specifically, “the facility failed to monitor the location of reported pain [to] identify problematic trends for [a resident] who experience both chronic and breakthrough pain.”
The nursing home did not “follow up on diabetic medication expectations for [another resident],” as well as, “failed to follow Physician’s orders [involving a third resident].”
The nursing home “failed to ensure residents’ environment remained free of accident hazards and each resident received adequate supervision to prevent accidents. Specifically, the facility failed to ensure smoking paraphernalia was secure, and safety devices were adequately affixed during seven [supervised] smoking times.”
The nursing home failed to “thoroughly investigate falls and implement effective interventions for [one resident] reviewed for falls.”
Do you suspect that your loved one suffered injury or died prematurely while living at Orchard Park Health Care Center? Contact the Colorado nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Arapahoe victims of abuse and neglect in all areas including Littleton.
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