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Sunset Villa Care Center Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
The New Mexico Nursing Home Law Center attorneys represent victims residing in Chaves County nursing facilities. We have handled cases exactly like yours and can help your family, too. Let us begin working on your case today to ensure you receive monetary compensation for your damages. We have experience in holding those responsible for causing harm legally and financially accountable.
Sunset Villa Care Center
This long-term care home is a "for profit" 52-certified bed center providing cares and services to residents of Roswell and Chaves County, New Mexico. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
1515 South Sunset Ave
Roswell, New Mexico 88203
Sunset Villa Care Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Sunset Villa Care Center offers other services. These services include dementia care, hospice, respite care, wound vac, long-term care, intravenous (IV) therapy, palliative care, and restorative care including physical, occupational and speech therapies.
Financial Penalties and Violations
The investigators and surveyors for Medicare and the state of New Mexico 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 three years, regulators imposed and $18,214 fine against Sunset Villa Care Center on January 4, 2018, citing substandard care. During that time, the facility also received one formally filed complaint and self-reported to significant issues that all resulted in citations.
Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the New Mexico Department of Health Nursing Home Reporting Website.
Roswell New Mexico 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 New Mexico Department of Public Health and Medicare.gov.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of five out of five stars, including five out of five stars concerning health inspections, three out of five stars for staffing issues and four out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Ensure That Every Resident’s Drug Regimen Is Free from Unnecessary Medications – citation date October 16, 2018
- Failure to Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation date January 4, 2018
According to investigators, “the facility failed to ensure monitoring for efficacy/proper dosing of medication for [one resident] whose clinical records were reviewed for unnecessary medications. This deficient practice has the potential to result in residents receiving unwarranted medications, with an increased likelihood of negative side effects or drug interactions.”
The facility “failed to prevent avoidable accidents by not repairing an automatic door closer allowing the door to close with enough force to likely result in injury.”
The nursing home also failed “to use a mechanical lift to transfer a resident [and improperly used a] wheelchair, likely resulting in an injury to the right lower leg.” The deficient practice likely caused one resident “to sustain a fracture to her right arm when struck by the door in a fracture to the left leg likely caused by not using a mechanical lift to transfer a resident.”
The resident “likely had a fracture to the right leg from improper use of a wheelchair. If automatic doors are not operating properly, a mechanical lift is not used as ordered in a wheelchair is not used properly, residents have the potential to suffer further injuries.”
Want More Information About Sunset Villa Care Center? Our Lawyers Can Help
Were you the victim of mistreatment, neglect or abuse while living at Sunset Villa Care Center? Contact the New Mexico nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Chaves victims of abuse and neglect in all areas including Roswell.
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