Information & Ratings on The Suites Rio Vista Nursing Center, Rio Rancho, New Mexico
Abuse and neglect in nursing facilities often occurs when the nursing staff, doctor, or other health care provider fails to follow established standards of care that resulted in harm, injury or wrongful death. Other times, the resident is assaulted by other patients at the facility. When a resident is harmed, New Mexico law provides an opportunity to obtain compensation through a civil claim.
The New Mexico Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys represent victims injured while residing in Sandoval County nursing facilities. If your loved one was harmed, contact us today so we can begin working on your case. We will use the law to ensure that those responsible for the harm are held legally and financially accountable.The Suites Rio Vista Nursing Center
This Medicare and Medicaid-participating nursing center is a "for profit" home providing services to residents of Rio Rancho and Sandoval County, New Mexico. The 136-certified bed long-term care home is located at:
2410 19Th Street SE
Rio Rancho, New Mexico 87124
The Suites Rio Vista Nursing Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, The Suites Rio Vista Nursing Center offers other services. These services include post orthopedic care, pulmonary disease care, cardiac care, wound care, and stroke recovery.Financial Penalties and Violations
The investigators for the federal and state nursing home regulatory agencies have the legal authority to impose monetary fines or deny payment for Medicare services if the nursing facility is cited for serious violations of rules and regulations.
Over the last thirty-six months, Medicare denied services on February 1, 2018, provided by The Suites Rio Vista Nursing Center, citing substandard care. During that time, the facility also received eleven formally filed complaints and self-reported one significant issue that all resulted in citations. Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the New Mexico Department of Health Nursing Home Reporting Website.Rio Rancho 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 one out of five stars, including two 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 Protect Every Resident from All Forms of Abuse Including and Physical and Mental Abuse, Sexual Assault, Physical Punishment and Neglect by Anybody – citation date April 11, 2018
- Failure to Ensure Residents Receive Proper Treatment to Prevent New Bedsores or Heal Existing Pressure Sores – citation date February 1, 2018
According to surveyors, the “facility failed to ensure that residents were free from neglect, indicated by [one resident being transferred] to the facility from an acute care facility in the afternoon. By that evening, the resident complained of nausea; the resident was later found to be in bed unresponsive and later passed away, less than six hours of being in the facility.”
“It was later discovered that the day shift Registered Nurse (RN) and the evening shift RN were not made aware that the resident was in the room.”
The nursing home “failed to ensure that [three residents] review for pressure ulcers received the necessary treatment and services to promote healing and prevent new ulcers from developing.” The nursing home also failed “by not conducting consistent pressure ulcer wound assessments in ensuring affect the prevention measures were implemented [for three residents].”
This deficient practice “resulted in bilateral (both sides) heal and sacral wound’s developing, wound worsening due to inappropriate interventions being performed and revised as resident conditions warranted, and a coccyx (tailbone) and sacral wounds were not being recognized in the facility.”
The investigative team interviewed the MDS coordinator That who confirmed that “there was no documentation in the electronic records that the wound care nurse documented a skin observation and documented and intervention.”
The surveyors interviewed the Assistant Director of Nursing who said “we do not have a Wound Care Nurse right now. The Wound Care Nurse never did all the treatments. She was responsible [for making] sure all the treatment orders were in place.”
Do you suspect that your loved one suffered injury, neglect or died prematurely while living at The Suites Rio Vista Nursing Center? Contact the New Mexico nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Sandoval victims of abuse and neglect in all areas including Rio Rancho.
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