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Sierra Ridge Health and Wellness Suites
Lawyers for Mistreated & Injured at Sierra Ridge Health and Wellness Suites (SFF)
Mistreatment, abuse, and neglect in nursing facilities are often the result of the nursing staff or other caregivers not providing the resident care according to established standards of quality. Their inappropriate behavior often leads to harm, injury, or wrongful death. In separate incidents, the victim is assaulted by other residents.
If your loved one was harmed while living in a Washoe County nursing facility, contact the Nevada Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal intervention. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers handle your case to ensure you receive monetary compensation. We will use the law to hold those responsible for causing the harm legally accountable.
Sierra Ridge Health and Wellness Suites (SFF)
This Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is a "for-profit" center providing services to residents of Reno and Washoe County, Nevada. The 141-certified bed long-term care home is located at:
6225 Sharlands Avenue
Reno, Nevada 89523
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Sierra Ridge Health and Wellness Suites offers other services. Additional focused attention includes short-term and long term care. The facility also provides comprehensive rehab services, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.
Financial Penalties and Violations
Nevada and federal government agencies have the legal responsibility of monitoring every nursing home and imposing monetary fines or denying reimbursement payments through Medicare if investigators identify serious violations and deficiencies. These penalties are typically imposed when the violation is severe and harmed or could have harmed a resident.
Special Focus Facility – Medicare has deemed this nursing home a Special Focus Facility (SFF) due to “a history of persistent poor quality of care as indicated by the findings of State or federal inspection teams.” This designation “means that the facility subjected to more frequent inspections, escalating penalties, and potential termination for Medicare and Medicaid.”
The nursing home received nine complaints over the last three years that resulted in a violation citation. Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the comprehensive Nevada Department of Health and Human Services Adult Protective Services Website.
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Reno Nevada Nursing Home Safety Concerns
The state of Nevada and the federal government regularly updates its long-term care home database system with complete details of all deficiencies, citations, and violations.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including one out of five stars concerning health inspections, one out of five stars for staffing issues, and three out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F689 date May 1, 2019
The state investigators determined the nursing home "failed to prevent a resident elopement (wandering away) and failed to ensure the door alarm system was armed and worked.”
The investigators reviewed a resident’s Progress Note, dated November 11, 2018. The note documented “a room change closer to the nursing station was needed for close supervision, due to [the resident’s] poor safety awareness and fall risk.” A subsequent Progress Note, dated December 8, 2018, just after midnight, documented that “the resident packed all belongings, was dressed, and out of the resident’s room.” The resident “was [confused and] was reminded several times of the time of day.”
Less than two hours later, the staff documented that the resident had “all belongings packed into two 40-gallon plastic bags.” The following week on December 16, 2018, just before midnight, the resident “was out of bed with a hat and coat on. The resident was confused [and] trying to go outside to ‘forty-eight guys by the campfire’ and was redirected back to the resident’s room.”
Five days later, the resident was documented as “getting out of bed and walking to the room entrance every ten to fifteen minutes. The resident was redirected and reminded every time to return to bed.”
On Christmas Day at 2:29 AM, the staff documented that the resident “was up at 1:30 AM with a hat on and redirected to go back to bed.” On December 30, 2018, just before midnight, the resident “attempted to get outside through another resident’s room.” On January 3, 2019, the staff documented that at approximately 1:00 AM, “the police came to the facility with a confused elderly man that the staff recognized as [the resident].”
The Staff Development Coordinator verbalized that “when a change in condition protocol for confusion was initiated, it should have triggered an elopement risk assessment [but confirmed that] a new elopement risk assessment was not conducted.”
Neglected at Sierra Ridge Health and Wellness Suites? Let Us Help You Today
Do you believe that your loved one was the victim of abuse or neglect while living at Sierra Ridge Health and Wellness Suites? Contact the Nevada nursing home abuse prevention lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Washoe County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Reno.
We provide every potential client a free initial case consultation and offer a 100% “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee. This promise means you will not pay us anything until after we have secured a monetary recovery on your behalf.