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Accordius Health at Statesville
Many of the problems associated with mistreatment occurring in assisted-living facilities in nursing homes are the result of a lack of trained personnel, minimal supervision, or understaffing. In these incidents, the needs of the residents are often ignored; they suffer serious injuries from a fall or develop life-threatening bedsores. Other residents wander away from the facility due to a lack of supervision.
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This nursing center is a "for-profit" Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility providing services and cares to residents of Statesville and Iredell County, North Carolina. The 147-certified bed long-term care nursing home is located at:
520 Valley Street
Statesville, North Carolina 28677
Accordius Health at Statesville
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Accordius Health at Mooresville offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long term care, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.
Fined $57,662 for substandard careFinancial Penalties and Violations
Federal agencies and the State of North Carolina have a legal responsibility to monitor every nursing facility. If serious violations are identified, the government can impose monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare if the resident was harmed or could have been harmed by the deficiency.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Accordius Health at Statesville for $57,662 on March 22, 2019, citing substandard care. During this time, Medicare denied payment on March 22, 2019, due to a lack of quality care.
The nursing home received nineteen 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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To be fully informed on the level of care nursing homes provide, families routinely research Medicare.gov and the North Carolina Department of Public Health website database systems for a complete list of deficiencies, violations, and citations.
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 Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F689 date June 14, 2019
The state investigators determined the nursing home "failed to prevent a dependent resident from falling from the bed and sustaining injuries, during the provision of care.” The investigation involved one resident “reviewed for supervision to prevent accidents.”
A staff member providing the resident with incontinence care was involved “when the resident rolled out of bed and fell to the floor.” The resident “received treatment at the hospital for injuries sustained as a result of this fall.” These injuries included “a laceration to the head that required three sutures and a fractured clavicle.”
The Incident Report, dated May 3, 2019, at 6:14 AM indicated that a Nursing Assistant had reported to a nurse that the resident “was on the floor. He fell to the floor while the Nursing Assistant was turning him, to provide care.”
The Nurse observed a resident lying “in the supine position on the bedside mat,” on the floor. There “was blood noted under his head, along with a cross necklace. Swelling was noted to the left frontal area above the eyebrow, with bleeding noted.” It was a laceration to the back of the head, with a large amount of blood. Emergency Medical Services (EMS) transported the resident to the hospital.
In a separate summary statement of deficiencies, dated May 19, 2018, the facility “failed to provide adequate supervision and implement interventions to prevent a cognitively impaired resident from attempting to choke an alert and oriented resident.”
The aggressive resident had “a known history of depression and anxiety [and had been] experiencing increased irritability with verbal aggression.”
The staff reported that the aggressive resident “got into a physical altercation with another resident, where he went after that resident and hit him.” The aggressive resident “reported feeling increased irritability, aggravation, and having anxiety.”
The MDS (Minimum Data Set) Nurse stated that “they did not see the resident’s hand around the other resident’s neck.” However, the Nurse saw the aggressive resident’s “hands reaching for [that resident’s] neck.”
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