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Accordius Health at Gastonia
Lawyers for Neglected & Abused at Accordius Health at Gastonia
Mistreating senior citizens living in nursing homes is an unacceptable, reprehensible, and disgraceful action done by the hands of caregivers, visitors, and other patients. Many families relocate their loved ones into the nursing home believing that they will receive the highest level of care in a safe environment. Unfortunately, neglect and abuse are an all too common occurrence that leaves victims harmed, injured, or dead.
If your loved one was injured while living in a Gaston 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 are financially compensated for your monetary damages.
Accordius Health at Gastonia
This long-term care home is a 118-certified bed center providing care and services to residents of Gastonia and Gaston County, North Carolina. The "for-profit" Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility ones located at:
416 N Highland Street
Gastonia, North Carolina 28052
>Accordius Health at Gastonia
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Accordius Health at Gastonia offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long term care and speech therapies.
Fined $3,250 for substandard care
Financial Penalties and Violations
Both the federal government and the state of North Carolina 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.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Accordius Health at Gastonia for $3,250 on December 07, 2018, citing substandard care. The nursing home received two 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.
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Gastonia North Carolina Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Our attorneys obtain and review data on every North Carolina long-term care home from various online publically available sources, including the Department of Public Health website and Medicare.gov.
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 Prepare Residents for Safe Transport Discharge from the Nursing Home – citation #F624 date December 7, 2018
The state investigators determined that the nursing home "failed to ensure a resident, who was dependent on [medical treatment], had a plan in place for transfer to and from the treatment Center [before being discharged].”
The state investigators reviewed the resident’s Consent Authorization Form that revealed the resident had no signed form that “was signed and initialed by the resident.” The investigation involved a moderately impaired resident who requires “limited assistance needed for bed mobility, and extensive assistance for transfers, dressing, and toilet use and independent with set up help for eating.” The resident used “a walker device for mobility.” The resident was receiving special treatments.
The MDS (Minimum Data Set) Assessment Document revealed that the resident “participated in the assessment and expected to be discharged from the community, with active discharge planning already occurring for the resident to return to the community.” The Care Area Assessment that was completed identified “cognitive loss/dementia and described the resident as being alert and oriented with some confusion, but able to make most needs known.”
The resident’s Discharge Care Plan revealed that the resident “wanted to be discharged home. The goal was for the resident’s condition to improve, and continued care would no longer be indicated.” The Social Service Director Progress Notes indicated that director “asked what plans the resident had for discharge once therapy was completed.” The resident responded, “I want to go home as soon as possible.”
Subsequent notes indicated that the resident asked the Social Services Director to speak about discharge plans. The Director “encouraged the resident to remain in the facility or move to an assisted living [facility]. He stated he would call the cab if he had to.” The Director explained “the discharge process, and he agreed to have a Physician face-to-face [meeting] to have a proper discharge, instead of leaving against medical advice.”
The resident was discharged from the facility with intact cognitive patterns. However, a family member stated that “they did not want the resident to return home due to thinking it would not be safe and explained they were no longer involved in the resident’s care.”
Neglected or Abused at Accordius Health at Gastonia? We Can Help
Do you suspect that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment while living at Accordius Health at Gastonia? Contact the North Carolina nursing home abuse prevention lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Gaston County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Gastonia.
Discuss your case with us now through an initial case consultation at no charge to you. Also, we offer a 100% “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee. This promise means we postpone payment for our services until after we have secured a monetary recovery on your behalf. All information you share with our law offices will remain confidential.