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Accordius Health at Brevard
Families deciding to place a loved one into a nursing home are often overwhelmed at the thought that they will not receive the best care. Unfortunately, mistreatment occurs at many facilities nationwide, including in North Carolina.
If your loved one was injured while living in a Transylvania County nursing facility, contact the North Carolina Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal intervention. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive financial compensation from recovering your damages. All the necessary paperwork must be filed in the proper county courthouse before the statute of limitations expires.Accordius Health at Brevard
This long-term care center is a "for-profit" 147-certified bed home providing care to residents of Brevard and Transylvania County, North Carolina. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
115 N Country Club Road
Brevard, North Carolina 28712
Accordius Health at Brevard
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Accordius Health at Brevard offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long term care and speech therapies.
Fined $14,502 for substandard careFinancial Penalties and Violations
Federal and state investigators have a legal obligation to penalize any nursing home that violated a rule or regulation that harmed or could have harmed a resident. These penalties typically include imposed monetary fines or denial of payment for Medicare services. Usually, the higher the violation, the higher the fine.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Accordius Health at Brevard for $14,502 on October 14, 2016, citing substandard care. The nursing home received five 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 ConsultationBrevard North Carolina Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Your family can visit Medicare.gov and the North Carolina Department of Public Health website to obtain a complete list of all violations, citations, and deficiencies identified by investigators and surveyors.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including one 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 Ensure the Nursing Home Area Remained Free of Accident Hazards and Risks and Provides Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F323 date November 18, 2016
- Failure to Develop a Complete Care Plan within Seven Days of the Comprehensive Assessment That Is Prepared, Reviewed, and Revised by Team of Health Professionals – citation #F657 date January 20, 2018
The state investigators determined the nursing home "failed to ensure the handrail connectors were in good repair and without sharp edges for one of two hallways.” Specifically, there were areas of the exit door for the stairwell and Room 307, where “three plastic wall mounts to handrail connectors were broken with jagged edges.”
Additionally, there were problems with the handrails between Rooms 305 and 306, and 304 and 302, Room 303 and the medication storage room. The Maintenance Director and Administrator “acknowledged they were unaware of any problems with the wall connectors.”
The “facility failed to invite [one resident] to two consecutive quarterly Care Plan meetings.” There “was no documentation available which indicated the resident, or his family member, had been invited to attend the Care Plan meetings following the MDS (Minimum Data Set) of April 23, 2017, or July 21, 2017.”
The investigation involved a moderately cognitively impaired resident who “was able to make himself understood and had a clear comprehension of his ability to understand others.” A Social Worker at the facility stated that “she had either mailed a letter to the resident’s responsible party or hand-delivered a letter to alert and oriented residents, inviting them to schedule a Care Plan meeting.”
However, the Social Worker “was unable to find any documentation [that the resident] or his family member was notified or invited to attend the Care Plan meetings for the MDS (Minimum Data Set) Assessments on April 23, 2017, or July 21, 2017.”
The MDS Coordinator confirmed that the resident “should have had a Care Plan meeting scheduled for [both appointments]. The MDS Coordinator said that “after each Care Plan meeting, a note was entered into the resident’s medical record indicating the date, who attended, and what was discussed.” However, the Coordinator was “unable to find any documentation [that the resident or his family member] was invited to attend the Care Plan meetings.”
Do you believe that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment, abuse, or neglect while living at Accordius Health at Brevard? Contact the North Carolina nursing home abuse prevention lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Transylvania County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Brevard.
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