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Alexandria Place Nursing Facility
Lawyers for Abused & Injured at Alexandria Place Nursing Facility
For many family members, detecting abuse and neglect in a nursing facility can be challenging. In many incidences, loved ones have symptoms that mask the typical effects of mistreatment. In many cases, friends and family will mistake the natural progression of the aging process or a debilitating disease when actual abuse or neglect is occurring.
Do you suspect that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment while living in a Gaston County nursing facility? If so, contact the North Carolina Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal assistance. Our team of abuse prevention lawyers has handled cases just like yours, and we can help your family too. Call us now so we can begin working on your case today to ensure you receive financial compensation for your damages.
Alexandria Place Nursing Facility
This center is a 60-certified bed Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility providing services to residents of Gastonia and Gaston County, North Carolina. The "for-profit" long-term care home is located at:
1770 Oak Hollow Road
Gastonia, North Carolina 28054
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Alexandria Place Nursing Facility offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long term care.
Fined $112,522 for substandard care
Financial Penalties and Violations
Federal agencies and North Carolina investigators penalize nursing homes cited for violations. The agencies can deny reimbursement payments from Medicare or and impose monetary fines anytime the facility violates established regulations and rules that harm or could harm residents.
Medicare has cited this facility for abuse. Medicare says that “every nursing home resident deserves to retain their basic human dignity and be treated with respect at all times. Abuse and neglect are never acceptable.” Nursing homes “cited for abuse are required to take steps to protect their residents.”
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Alexandria Place Nursing Facility for $112,522 on November 16, 2018, citing substandard care. 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
The state of North Carolina and the federal government regularly updates its long-term care home database system with complete details of all deficiencies, citations, and violations.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including one out of five stars concerning health inspections, three out of five stars for staffing issues, and two out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Protect Every Resident from All Forms of Abuse Including Physical and Sexual Assault, Physical Punishment, and Neglect by Anybody – citation #F600 date November 16, 2018
- Failure to Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F689 date December 14, 2017
The investigators determined the nursing home "neglected to assess and maintain a clean, covered wound.” The nursing home “neglected to implement effective interventions to prevent a resident from picking at the wound, to prevent maggot infestation.” The investigation involved a resident reviewed “with having maggots in a wound.”
Additionally, “the facility neglected to provide [physician] ordered systems and equipment for [another resident] reviewed for assistive devices.” The survey determined “an Immediate Jeopardy [that] began on October 30, 2018, when maggots were found in the resident’s wound, above his ear.”
A review of the resident’s Skin Assessment revealed that the patient “had an open area/blister to the left side of the head.” The Physician had ordered that the nursing staff use “a non-adhesive dressing applied to the wound over his left ear every three days.” The survey team observed the resident “picking up the area above the left ear, [with] blood noted dripping down the side of his head.” Three days later, “the dressing to the left ear was not present and a new one was applied.”
The “facility failed to provide the assistance of two-person staff for transfers, which resulted in a fall without injury.” The resident’s most recent risk assessment indicated that the resident “was at risk for falls.”
The resident’s Nursing Note revealed that a Nurse Aide notified the Nurse that the resident “had fallen in the shower, when transferring from the shower chair to his wheelchair. Both the wheelchair and the shower chair were locked and in an appropriate position.” The resident “attempted to lift himself out of the shower chair and fell.” The Nursing Aide indicated that the resident “did not hit his head, and she was standing by for supervision when the fall occurred.”
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Do you believe that your loved one has suffered harm through mistreatment while living at Alexandria Place Nursing Facility? 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.
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