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Rehabilitation Center of Albuquerque Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
If your loved one was injured while residing in a Bernalillo County nursing facility, contact the New Mexico Nursing Home Law Center attorneys now for immediate legal help. 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 ensure that those responsible for causing the harm are held legally accountable.
Rehabilitation Center of Albuquerque
This facility is a 120-certified bed "for profit" long-term care home providing services and cares to residents of Albuquerque and Bernalillo County, New Mexico. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating center is located at:
5900 Forest Hills Drive NE
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87109
Rehabilitation Center of Albuquerque
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Rehabilitation Center of Albuquerque offers other services. These services include palliative care, respite care, long-term care, traditional care, pain management, case management, psychiatric services, hospice, and rehabilitative care including physical, occupational and speech therapies.
Financial Penalties and Violations
The investigators for the state of New Mexico 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.
Over the last thirty-six months, investigators imposed a monetary fine of $17,524 against Rehabilitation Center of Albuquerque on August 21, 2017, citing substandard care. During that time, the facility also received five formally filed complaints that resulted in citations. Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the New Mexico Department of Health Nursing Home Reporting Website.
Albuquerque New Mexico Nursing Home Safety Concerns
The state of New Mexico 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 two out of five stars, including two out of five stars concerning health inspections, three out of five stars for staffing issues and two out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Ensure Residents Receive Proper Treatment to Prevent New Bedsores or Heal Existing Pressure Sores – citation date July 31, 2018
- Failure to Provide a Safe, Appropriate Pain Management for a Resident Who Requires Such Services – citation date July 31, 2018
- Failure to Ensure That Every Resident’s Drug Regimen Is Free from Unnecessary Medications – citation date July 31, 2018
According to surveyors, “the facility failed to consistently provide care and services to prevent the development of avoidable pressure ulcers.” The residents involved in the review were identified by the Clinical Nurse Executive “as being treated in the facility for new or worsening pressure ulcers.”
In one case, the resident “developed a first reported symptom of a pressure ulcer formation to his right ankle fourteen days after admission to the facility. He subsequently received two courses of antibiotics for an infection in the wound as well as experienced pain at the site for which he received medication, required podiatry consult and daily wound treatments [related to] caring for the ulcer.”
A second resident “developed a pressure ulcer to her coccyx area 127 days after being admitted to the facility. It was closed and has reopened since that time.” A third resident “was admitted to the facility with a healing stage IV pressure ulcer [that demonstrated] gradual, consistent deterioration over the course of 154 days and the facility.” The resident “was transferred to an acute care facility [with a serious pressure ulcer wound] that had developed a life-threatening infection.”
The nursing home “failed to provide the necessary care to effectively manage pain control for [one resident].” This deficient practice resulted in the resident “experiencing pain throughout his therapy and thus was at risk for meeting his highest level of physical, mental and psychosocial well-being during that time.”
The facility “failed to provide a drug regimen that was free from unnecessary medications by having multiple orders for the same medication [for two residents] reviewed for unnecessary medication. The deficient practice could have contributed to [one resident’s] stomach pain and also could have [medical] effects on the liver if the resident is taking too much of the prescribed medication.”
A Victim of Neglect at Rehabilitation Center of Albuquerque? Contact Us Today for Help
Were you the victim of mistreatment, neglect or abuse while living at Rehabilitation Center of Albuquerque? Contact the New Mexico nursing home abuse attorneys at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Bernalillo victims of abuse and neglect in all areas including Albuquerque.
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.