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Trinidad Inn Nursing Home
Placing your loved one into a nursing facility can be your family’s most difficult decision if you’re searching for the most comfortable, safest environment. In recent years, the cases of neglect, abuse and mistreatment in nursing homes nationwide has risen significantly. Some forms of mistreatment are the result of understaffing, lack of training, minimal supervision, or failure to perform background checks that expose patients to horrific situations.
If your loved one was victimized through neglect or abuse while residing in a Las Animas nursing facility, contact the Colorado Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal help. Let our team of lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive financial compensation for your damages. We will use the law to hold those responsible for harm done to you, legally accountable.Trinidad Inn Nursing Home
This long-term care center is a "for profit" 119-certified bed home providing cares to residents of Trinidad and Las Animas County, Colorado. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
409 Benedicta Avenue
Trinidad, Colorado 81082
Trinidad Inn Nursing Home
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Trinidad Inn Nursing Home offers other services. These services include wound care, and long-term care.Financial Penalties and Violations
Both the federal government and the state of Colorado can impose monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare of any nursing facility that has been found to have violated the established nursing home rules and regulations.
Over the last thirty-six months, Trinidad Inn Nursing Home received one formally filed complaint that resulted in a citation. Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the Colorado Department Of Public Health an Environment Department of Public Health Website.Trinidad Colorado Nursing Home Safety Concerns
The state of Colorado 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 five out of five stars, including three out of five stars concerning health inspections, four out of five stars for staffing issues and five out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Immediately Notify the Resident, the Resident’s Doctor or the Resident’s Responsible Party of a Serious Decline in Their Medical Condition – citation date August 1, 2017
- Failure to Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation date August 1, 2017
- Failure to Ensure Residents do not Lose the Ability to Perform Activities of Daily Living Unless There is a Medical Reason – citation date April 26, 2018
According to investigators, “the facility failed to consult with the resident’s physician regarding a significant change in the physical, mental or psychosocial status for [one resident].” Specifically, “the facility failed to notify the provider of the resident’s 13-pound weight loss and thirteen days.”
The surveyors interviewed the Director of Nursing who said that “the resident would have been reviewed weekly” and staff meetings and said that “the resident had water weight and the weight loss was water.”
However, the Director of Nursing “could not find anywhere where the physician had been notified of the weight loss. She said the resident was very independent and was only in the facility for a short amount of time before going home. She said that the doctor should have been notified of such a large amount of weight loss.”
The facility “failed to ensure adequate supervision and safety devices to prevent accidents” were provided to two residents. Specifically, “the facility failed to thoroughly evaluate and analyze each incident to identify the underlying cause of falls [and] develop and implement interventions which address the identify because or risk identified.”
The facility did not “evaluate and document the response and effectiveness of interventions to prevent additional falls.” In one case, the surveyors reviewed a medical record that revealed “the facility did not assess, update or established new interventions after falls in the dining room or updated after falls in the resident room. There was no evidence of Physician’s orders.”
The facility “failed to provide appropriate feeding assistance as needed to maintain or improve activities of daily living” for one resident reviewed for dining. Specifically, “the facility failed to assess the resident during dining according to their needs.”
The survey team interviewed the Nursing Home Administrator who stated that “if there were issues with dining service for some of the resident’s, they would be sure to address it with their staff, and provide reeducation.”
Do you suspect that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment while residing at Trinidad Inn Nursing Home? Contact the Colorado nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Las Animas victims of abuse and neglect in all areas including Trinidad.
Our legal team never charges potential clients to discuss your case through an initial claim consultation. Also, we offer a 100% “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee, meaning you will not owe us any money unless we have received a monetary recovery on your behalf. All information you share with our law offices will remain confidential.Sources