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Accordius Health at Winston Salem
Do you suspect injuries your loved one obtained while living in a Forsyth County nursing facility could have been prevented if the nursing staff followed the established protocols? Was there harm through resident-to-resident abuse or staff-to-resident negligence? If so, contact the North Carolina Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for legal assistance.
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This long-term care facility is a 40-certified bed "for-profit" home providing services and cares to residents of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County, North Carolina. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating center is located at:
4911 Brian Center Lane
Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27106
Accordius Health at Winston Salem
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 $28,506 for substandard careFinancial Penalties and Violations
Federal and state government investigators are legally responsible for holding nursing homes accountable for violated rules and regulations that harmed or could have harmed a resident. These penalties include monetary fines and the denial of payment for Medicare services.
Within the last three years, investigators imposed two monetary penalties against Accordius Health at Winston Salem, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $7,296 fine on February 14, 2019, and a $21,210 fine on March 14, 2018, for a total of $28,506.
The nursing home received seven 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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Our attorneys review data on every long-term and intermediate care facility on Medicare.com and the North Carolina Department of Public Health website.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including two 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 February 14, 2019
The state investigators determined the nursing home violated procedures and protocols, when transferring a resident “from the bed to the wheelchair in a lift. During the transfer, the resident received a laceration on her leg that required stitches.”
The surveyors reviewed the Incident/Accident Report, dated January 25, 2019, completed by a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). The document revealed that the resident “was transferred to a wheelchair, by two staff members, using a mechanical lift.” At that time, the resident’s “right leg bumped the foot pedal and sustained a laceration to the right lower extremity (leg).”
The facility Physician assessed the resident. Emergency Medical Services (EMS) transported the resident to the hospital.
Hospital reports indicated that the resident had a “semicircular shaped laceration inside the right lower leg [18.0 cm long], which was closed with nineteen sutures.” The resident stated, while she was being lifted from the bed and lowered into the wheelchair, “she was slightly swaying back and forth. She then felt pressure and yelled out. During the transfer, her right leg hit something, which resulted in a cut to her right lower leg.”
In a separate summary statement of deficiencies, dated January 18, 2019, another accident hazard [was identified]. The facility “failed to investigate the causative factors for a resident that shifted in position in the wheelchair while the wheelchair was secured to the transportation van.” The “facility stopped the van and repositioned the resident during transport.”
The resident reported to surveyors that “she went to a doctor’s appointment on January 8, 2019, in the facility van.” She said that “while in her wheelchair, she sat on a mechanical lift pad and wheelchair cushion. She said that on the way to the appointment, the van stopped three times to reposition her in the wheelchair, since she felt she was sliding down.”
The resident stated, “the third time the van stopped, she slid on the wheelchair cushion and slid down in the wheelchair but had not completely slid out of the wheelchair.” The EMS Incident Report from the same day indicated that the patient “had slid off her cushion in the wheelchair [and was assisted] to the floor of the van. Her lift pad was placed below her.” The patient “was lifted into the wheelchair.”
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