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Skyline Ridge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
Nursing homes have a legal and ethical obligation to provide every resident with the highest level of care according to Federal and State Standards of Quality. Unfortunately, not every facility follows those procedures and protocols designed to prevent injuries, accidents or the development of life-threatening conditions. If you suspect that your loved one was victimized through neglect or abuse while living in a Fremont County nursing facility, contact the Colorado Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now.
Let our team of lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive adequate financial compensation to recover your damages. We have extensive experience in handling cases exactly like yours, and we will use the law to ensure that those responsible for the harm are held legally and financially accountable.Skyline Ridge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
This long-term care home is a "for profit" 85-certified bed center providing cares and services to residents of Canon City and Fremont County, Colorado. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
515 Fairview Street
Canon City, Colorado 81212
Skyline Ridge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Skyline Ridge Nursing & Rehabilitation Center offers other services. These services include Alzheimer’s/dementia care, memory care, short-term stay care, respite care, independent living options, and restorative care including physical, occupational and speech therapies.Financial Penalties and Violations
The investigators and surveyors for Medicare and the state of Colorado have the legal authority to impose monetary fines are denied payment for Medicare services any time a nursing home is cited for serious violations of regulations and rules.
Over the last thirty-six months, Skyline Ridge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center received five formally filed complaints that all resulted in citations. Additional documentation about fines and penalties can be found on the Colorado Department Of Public Health an Environment Department of Public Health Website.Canon City Colorado Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Our attorneys review data on every long-term and intermediate care facility on Medicare.com and the Colorado Department of Public Health website.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of four out of five stars, including three out of five stars concerning health inspections, four out of five stars for staffing issues and three 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 August 15, 2016
- Failure to Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation date August 15, 2016
- Failure to Develop, Implement and Enforce a Program That Investigates, Controls and Keeps Infection From Spreading – citation date December 1, 2016
According to surveyors, the facility “failed to implement appropriate and timely interventions to ensure resident received the necessary care and treatment to prevent the potential for new pressure sores.” Specifically, “the facility failed to provide repositioning and off-loading assistance to prevent the potential development of future pressure ulcers.”
The survey team interviewed the Director of Nursing who said “dependent residents were repositioned every two hours and probably more frequently because they were taken to the dining room, toilet, leaning, sliding down, or needing repositioning. She said staff working on the floor knew how often to reposition because they assisted in getting them out of bed in the morning.”
However, the surveyors noted that “there was no documentation on the rounds clock, nothing specific regarding repositioning. She said a dependent resident who required a lift can be repositioned with the lift or guided with the sling in the chair or slide a bit.”
The “facility failed to ensure the resident environment remain as free from accident hazards as possible. Specifically, the facility failed to ensure extension cords were not utilized in areas that were accessible to residents.”
The nursing home “failed to maintain an infection control program designed to prevent the spread of disease and infection.” The facility did not “establish and maintain an infection control program designed to provide a safe, sanitary and comfortable environment and to help prevent the development and transmission of disease and infection.”
Specifically, “the facility failed to follow proper handwashing and blood technique during peri-care for [three residents].” The surveyors observed a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) performing peri-care on a resident “after she took the resident to the toilet. She did not wash her hands [before] put on gloves, and her gloves were never changed while providing incontinent care from dirty to clean.”
The CNA “did not wash her hands after removing her gloves [and Assistant] the resident to his recliner” before walking out of the room.
Has your loved one been being mistreated or neglected while living at Skyline Ridge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center? Contact the Colorado nursing home abuse attorneys at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Fremont victims of abuse and neglect in all areas including Canon City.
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