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Pikes Peak Center
Mistreatment occurring in nursing homes is a significantly growing problem all across America. According to statistics, senior citizens have become the most vulnerable population in our society and are often victimized through abuse and neglect in nursing homes. If a caregiver, visitors, employees or another resident in an El Paso County nursing home victimized your loved one, contact the Colorado Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys for legal help.
Let our team of lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive monetary compensation for your damages. We use the law to hold those responsible for causing harm financially and legally accountable. Let us begin working on your case today.Pikes Peak Center
This facility is a 210-certified bed "for profit" long-term care home providing services and cares to residents of Colorado Springs and El Paso County, Colorado. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating center is located at:
2719 North Union Blvd
Colorado Springs, Colorado 80909
Pikes Peak Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Pikes Peak Center offers other services. These services include wound care, hospice care, case management, pain management, dietary management, palliative care, memory support, long-term care, transitional care, short stay care, and restorative services including occupational, physical and speech therapies.Financial Penalties and Violations
Colorado and federal nursing home regulatory agencies have the legal authority to impose monetary fines and deny payment for Medicare services for any nursing facility cited for serious violations of regulations and rules.
Over the last thirty-six months, Pikes Peak Center received one formally filed complaint that resulted in a citation. Additional documentation about fines and penalties can be found on the Colorado Department Of Public Health an Environment Department of Public Health Website.Colorado Springs Colorado Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Families can visit Medicare.gov and the Colorado Department of Public Health website to obtain a complete list of all violations, citations, and deficiencies identified by investigators and surveyors.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of five out of five stars, including four out of five stars concerning health inspections, three out of five stars for staffing issues and five out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Provide a Safe, Appropriate Pain Management for a Resident who Require Such Services – citation date January 12, 2018
- Failure to Provide and Implement an Infection Protection and Control Program – citation date January 12, 2018
- Failure to Tell the Resident Completely about His or Her Health Status, Care and Treatments – citation date September 1, 2016
- Failure to Develop and Implement a Complete Care Plan That Meets all the Resident’s Needs – citation date January 12, 2018
According to investigators, “the facility failed to ensure that pain management was provided to [one resident] consistent with professional standards of practice, the comprehensive centered Care Plan and the resident’s goals and preferences.”
Specifically, the resident’s “pain was not adequately managed, contributing to the resident experiencing unrelieved leg pain.” The nursing home did not “update the resident’s pain Care Plan timely, [and failed to] ensure the resident’s tolerable pain level was obtained.” The nursing home did not “ensure nonpharmacological approaches were attempted to assist the resident in their pain management.”
The nursing home “failed to effectively follow an infection control program designed to provide a safe, sanitary, and comfortable environment to help prevent the development and transmission of disease and infection. Specifically, the facility failed to follow proper housekeeping and resident care protocols [that] prevent cross-contamination.”
The nursing home did not “follow dwell times per manufacturer recommendations for disinfection and [failed to] maintain proper cleaning standards and procedures.”
The facility “failed to fully inform residents and representatives of psychoactive and antipsychotic medication changes, dosages, and warnings that may affect the resident’s well-being.” Specifically, “the facility failed to ensure the consent for [the resident’s medication] included the dosage, which was higher than recommended for an elderly resident.”
The nursing home did not “ensure dosages were included on three consents, and changes were reported regarding [medications] administered to the resident and ensure consent for [another resident’s] medication was complete an informed consent provided regarding the Black Box warning for this medication.”
The nursing home “failed to develop a comprehensive Care Plan that included measurable objectives to provide effective and person-centered care for [two residents].” Specifically, “the facility failed to personalize a Care Plan for [a resident] who was at high risk for falls.”
The nursing home did not “ensure that [a resident] had a comprehensive Care Plan developed and implemented” based on the resident’s diagnoses.
Do you suspect that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment while living at Pikes Peak Center? Contact the Colorado nursing home abuse attorneys at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent El Paso victims of abuse and neglect in all areas including Colorado Springs.
Our legal team offers every client a free, initial case consultation. Additionally, we offer a 100% “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee. This promise means you do not owe us anything until we have secured monetary compensation on your behalf. All information you share with our law offices will remain confidential.Sources