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Rock Canyon Respiratory and Rehabilitation Center Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
If your loved one was injured or died prematurely while living in a nursing home, contact the Colorado Nursing Home Law Center attorneys at (800) 926-7565 now for immediate legal assistance. Our network of attorneys has handled cases just like yours, and we can help your family, too. Contact us today so we can begin working on your case to ensure you receive financial compensation for your damages.Rock Canyon Respiratory and Rehabilitation Center
This long-term care facility is an 81-certified bed Medicare and Medicaid-participating center providing services to residents of Pueblo and Pueblo County, Colorado. The "for-profit" home is located at:
2515 Pitman Pl
Pueblo, Colorado 81004
Rock Canyon Respiratory and Rehabilitation Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Rock Canyon Respiratory and Rehabilitation Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long term care.
The facility also provides comprehensive rehab services, wound care, pulmonary care, IV (intervenous) care, post-stroke care, enteral nutrition, pain management, hospice, oncology care, dementia and memory care, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.Financial Penalties and Violations
State surveyors and federal investigators can penalize nursing homes by denying payment for Medicare services or imposing monetary fines if the facility has been cited for a serious violation of a regulation or rule that harmed or could have harmed residents.
Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the comprehensive Colorado Adult Protective Services Website.
Call (800) 926-7565 Toll-Free for a No Obligation ConsultationPueblo Colorado Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Information on every intermediate and long-term care home in the state can be reviewed on government-owned and operated database websites including the Colorado Department of Public Health and Medicare.gov.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including one out of five stars concerning health inspections, two out of five stars for staffing issues and four out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Report and Investigate any Act or Reports of Abuse, Neglect or Mistreatment of Residents – citation #F225 date April 6, 2017
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to investigate an allegation [for one resident] reviewed for abuse.” Specifically, “the facility failed to initiate an investigation of an allegation of abuse for [a ninety-three-year-old resident] timely.” An investigation was started based on record reviews, and interviews with staff member process, family members, and residents.
The investigation included an interview with the family member of the resident who reported that a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) went into the resident’s room around 4:30 PM to transfer the resident. During the transfer, the resident cried out, “Ow, Ow!” However, the CNA “did not stop the transfer and continued to cause [the resident] pain.”
The family member reported the incident to the Director of Nursing and requested that the CNA not work with the resident anymore. The CNA “transferred [the resident] without assistance from another staff and did not use a Hoyer [a mechanical] lift.”
The Director of Nursing confirmed that the resident’s family member reported that they did not want the CNA working with the resident because he feels “like he’s too rough.” The Director of Nursing told the floor nurse that the CNA “was not to go into [the resident’s] room.”
However, the Director of Nursing “never asked questions as to what was going on and did not start an investigation” because the resident and the CNA “did not get along, adding, the CNA [did] not have the friendliest personality, and the two did not have good rapport.” The Director stated that another Certified Nursing Assistant provided care to the resident for the remainder of the evening.
The Director of Nursing stated that “she should have started an investigation when it was reported [the resident] was transferred [in a] rough manner, causing him to cry out. She said she would start an investigation immediately and suspend [the] until the investigation was completed.”
Do you believe that your loved one has suffered harm, abuse, or neglect through mistreatment while living at Rock Canyon Respiratory and Rehabilitation Center? Contact the Colorado nursing home abuse prevention 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.
Our legal team invites you to discuss your case with us today through an initial, free claim consultation. Also, we provide a 100% “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee, meaning you will not owe us anything until after we have secured a monetary recovery for your family. All information you share with our law offices concerning your financial compensation case will remain confidential.Sources