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Accordius Health at Hendersonville
Are you concerned that your loved one living in a nursing facility might be the victim of mistreatment? Were they injured in a preventable fall or develop avoidable bedsores because the nursing home neglected to provide adequate supervision or nursing care? Did the facility’s caregivers, visitors, or other patients physically, sexually, verbally, or mentally abuse your loved one?
The North Carolina Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys fight aggressively to maintain the rights of Henderson County nursing home patients. Our team of abuse prevention lawyers uses the law to obtain financial compensation for victims who want to seek justice for their injuries. Contact us now so we can begin working on your case today.Accordius Health at Hendersonville
This facility is a 134-certified bed "for-profit" long-term care home providing services and cares to residents of Hendersonville and Henderson County, North Carolina. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating center is located at:
200 Heritage Circle
Hendersonville, North Carolina 28791
Accordius Health at Hendersonville
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Accordius Health at Hendersonville offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long term care and speech therapies.Financial Penalties and Violations
North Carolina and federal investigators have the legal authority to penalize any nursing home that has been cited for a serious violation that harmed or could have harmed a nursing home resident. Typically, these penalties include imposed monetary fines and denial of payment for Medicare services.
The nursing home received four 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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According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including two out of five stars concerning health inspections, one out of five stars for staffing issues, and one out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F689 date May 16, 2019
The state investigators determined the nursing home "failed to safely transfer a dependent resident using a mechanical lift with a two-person assist, causing the need for an ankle x-ray when swelling later developed for [one resident].” The investigation involved a resident with “poor safety awareness and a decline in cognition and independent mobility.”
A Nurse’s Note dated March 26, 2019, identified “right foot swollen (non-pitting), no redness or warmth; however, moderately tender.” The nursing staff will “forward to the Physician for evaluation.”
The Incident and Accident Form, on the same date, revealed that the resident was taken to the hospital for an evaluation. The resident’s medical records revealed a blood clot that causes swelling, pain, and tenderness in the legs.” The x-ray results showed “chronic changes with no obvious or grossly displaced fracture. Occult hairline fracture or obscured nondisplaced fracture is not excluded.” Consider a repeat study or CT scan “if symptoms are worsening or persistent.”
The survey team interviewed a Nurse Aide who stated that the resident “requires two-person assist using a mechanical lift for all transfers [and] did not recall noticing any swelling to [the resident’s] ankle.” The Nurse Aide added that “she displayed no signs or symptoms of pain when care was provided during the shift.”
A second Nurse Aide “confirmed she was assigned to provide care to [the resident on that date, on the 3:00 PM to 11:00 PM shift]. The Aide said that the resident “was already in bed at the start of her shift and was not transferred out of bed during their shift [on that day].”
A third Nurse Aide confirmed that she had been assigned to provide care to the resident during the 11:00 PM through 7:00 AM shift the following morning, and admitted transferring the resident “independently out of bed using a mechanical lift.” This Nurse Aide also acknowledged that “she was supposed to ask for assistance when transferring [the resident] out of bed, and normally requested assistance but did not [ask for assistance] on the morning of March 25, 2019.”
The Director of Nursing confirmed that she was notified of the resident’s fracture and “immediately started an investigation to determine the root cause.” A Nurse Aide admitted to the Director of Nursing that she had transferred the resident on March 25, 2019, “using a mechanical lift without staff assistance, but denied bumping her leg or ankle during the transfer.”
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