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Accordius Health at Asheville
Many families have limited options when providing care to a loved one who requires outside nursing assistance. Typically, the family will choose to place a loved one in a nursing home to ensure they receive the best care possible. Unfortunately, abuse and neglect are serious problems in nursing homes across the United States.
If your loved one was victimized through neglect, mistreatment, or abuse while living in a Buncombe County nursing facility, contact the North Carolina Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal help. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive financial compensation from recovering your damages. We will use the law to hold those responsible for your harm rightfully accountable.Accordius Health at Asheville
This nursing facility is a "for-profit" Medicare and Medicaid-participating home providing services to residents of Asheville and Buncombe County, North Carolina. The 77-certified bed long-term care center is located at:
500 Beaverdam Road
Asheville, North Carolina 28804
Accordius Health at Asheville
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Accordius Health at Asheville offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long term care and speech therapies.
Fined $102,394 for substandard careFinancial Penalties and Violations
The investigators and surveyors for Medicare and the state of North Carolina 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.
Within the last three years, investigators imposed two monetary penalties against Accordius Health at Asheville, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $34,913 fine on January 25, 2019, and a $67,481 fine on March 03, 2017, for a total of $102,394. During this time, Medicare denied payment on January 25, 2019, due to a lack of quality care.
The nursing home received eight complaints over the last three years that resulted in a violation citation. Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the comprehensive North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Adult Protective Services Website.
Call (800) 926-7565 Toll-Free for a No Obligation ConsultationAsheville North Carolina Nursing Home Safety Concerns
The state of North Carolina 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 one out of five stars concerning health inspections, two out of five stars for staffing issues, and one out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Protect Every Resident from All Forms of Abuse, Physical Punishment, and Being Separated from Others – citation #F223 date March 3, 2017
The state investigators determined the nursing home failed to maintain residents’ “right to be free from verbal abuse, when the Executive Director threatened to hit [one resident, causing other residents] who witnessed the incident to be afraid, nervous, and anxious.”
The survey team identified an emergency Jeopardy situation when the resident “was verbally abused by the Executive Director.” The surveyor stated that the “facility remains out of compliance at a lower scope and severity of ‘D’ (isolated with no actual harm with the potential for more than minimal harm, that is not Immediate Jeopardy) to complete education and ensure monitoring systems are put into place that are effective related to the resident’s right to be free from abuse.”
A Social Worker indicated that the verbally abused resident had been observed at 8:50 AM “outside the West Wing exit, squatting down between two bushes, smoking. She was asked to extinguish the cigarette and return to the covered area at the front entrance to wait for transit to take her to an appointment.”
The note indicates that the resident “was informed that her smoking privileges were revoked.” The Director of Nursing stated that later that morning, the resident’s Physician notified the Executive Director “that he smelled a strong odor of cigarette smoke in [another resident’s] room, the room adjacent to [the verbally abused resident’s] room.”
After a search, “two packs of cigarettes and a lighter” were found in the victim’s room. At the time of the incident, the Executive Director had asked the victim, “What are you doing out here? Why are you smoking?” The resident replied, “I am just out here smoking one last time before ago.”
After the witnessed verbal abuse, the Director of Nursing stated that “she assured the residents [who witnessed the event] that no one was going to hit any of them and asked [the victim] to go inside.” The Director “told [the Executive Director (E.D.)] that he needed to relax and [everyone should know the E.D. was not] going to hit anybody.”
Has your loved one been being mistreated or neglected while living at Accordius Health at Asheville? Contact the North Carolina nursing home abuse prevention lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Buncombe County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Asheville.
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