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Pueblo Center Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
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This facility is a 146-certified bed "for-profit" long-term care home providing services and cares to residents of Pueblo and Pueblo County, Colorado. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating center is located at:
2611 Jones Avenue
Pueblo, Colorado 81004
Pueblo Center Nursing Home
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Pueblo 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.Financial Penalties and Violations
The investigators for the state of Colorado and federal nursing home regulatory agencies have the legal responsibility of penalizing any facility that has violated rules and regulations that harmed or could have harmed a resident. These penalties often include monetary fines and denying payment of Medicare services. Typically, the higher the penalty, the more egregious the problem.
The nursing home received six complaints over the last three years that resulted in a violation citation. Additional documentation about fines and penalties can be found on the Department of Public Health and Environment.
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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 four out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Develop, Write and Use Policies and Forbid Mistreatment, Neglect or Abuse of Residents – citation #F224 date April 24, 2017
The state investigators determined “the facility failed to have evidence that each allegation of abuse, neglect, exploitation or mistreatment was investigated thoroughly for [one resident] reviewed for investigations of abuse or neglect.” Specifically, “the facility failed to conduct a thorough investigation of an allegation of neglect involving one resident.”
The incident involved a resident without mood concerns who “requires assistance from two-persons for bed mobility, transfers, dressing, toileting, and personal hygiene.” The documentation shows that the resident “was not steady and only able to stabilize with staff assistance due to impairment in both lower extremities.”
A Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA) reported in a written statement on February 28, 2017, that “the resident was dropped by two Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) during a slide board transfer the previous evening.” The COTA “relayed the resident’s report to a Registered Nurse (RN) and the Director of Therapy.”
At that time, they stated that “he would inform the Unit Manager. The Occupational Therapist Assistant documented that she and the Registered Nurse spoke to the Unit Manager “about the incident later that morning.” The Assistant reported that the Unit Manager said, “that did not happen. I was here last night until 8:00 PM.”
The resident’s Incident Questionnaires completed on March 1, 2017, for multiple residents “revealed several residents had concerns over rough treatment and overall care. The investigative record initiated” at that time revealed that “the two CNAs in question were interviewed and reported the resident was not dropped. The record included the Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant’s report from February 28, 2017.”
The Physician’s Contact Form dated March 8, 2017, notes that “the injury was just as likely a result of the resident’s poor muscle tone and not caused by a fall or trauma [because it had] no discoloration or swelling.” The Unit Manager who completed the investigation was also involved in the incident and “should have been included among those interviewed.”
Documentation revealed that the resident, the Registered Nurse, and the Certified Occupational Therapist Assessment, were not interviewed. The “Director of Therapy was not interviewed” and “there was no follow-up to additional concerns identified by resident incident questionnaires.”
Do you suspect that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment while residing at Pueblo Center Nursing Home? Contact the Colorado nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Pueblo County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Pueblo.
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 a financial recovery on your behalf. All information you share with our law offices will remain confidential.Sources