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Ashton Health and Rehabilitation Center
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, mentally, verbally, or sexually abuse your loved one?
The North Carolina Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys fight aggressively to maintain the rights of Guilford 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.Ashton Health and Rehabilitation Center
This nursing home is a Medicare and Medicaid-participating "for-profit" center providing care and services to residents of McLeansville and Guilford County, North Carolina. The 134-certified bed nursing facility is located at:
5533 Burlington Road
McLeansville, North Carolina 27301
Ashton Health and Rehabilitation Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Ashton Health and Rehabilitation Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long term care and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.
Fined $65,159 for substandard careFinancial Penalties and Violations
The investigators from the federal government and North Carolina penalize caregiving facilities identified with severe violations of nursing home rules and regulations by withholding payment for Medicare services or imposing monetary fines. The higher the penalty usually means the worse offense.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Ashton Health and Rehabilitation Center for $65,159 on June 23, 2018, citing substandard care. During this time, Medicare denied payment on June 23, 2018, due to a lack of quality care.
The nursing home received forty-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.
Call (800) 926-7565 Toll-Free for a No Obligation ConsultationMcLeansville 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, two out of five stars for staffing issues, and two out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Report and Investigate Any Act or Reports of Abuse, Neglect or Mistreatment of Residents – citation #F225 date July 13, 2017
- Failure to Provide Appropriate Pressure Ulcer Care Prevent New Ulcers from Developing – citation #F686 date June 23, 2018
The state investigators determined the nursing home "hired a nurse [with] a finding of abuse from the North Carolina Board of Nursing.” This deficient practice by the administration affected one employee “reviewed for abuse prohibition.”
The surveyors reviewed a nurse’s license status verification “completed by the facility’s Human Resources Department.” The verification revealed that the nurse’s license “was active but had charges/discipline against the license.”
The North Carolina Board of Nursing findings of fact constitutes grounds for discipline that involves harassment, abuse, or intimidation of a client either physically or verbally. The Human Resources Director explained that “the facility screening process for potential nurse employees was that the Director of Nursing asked HR that the license information be pulled and reviewed.”
The Director stated that it was her job to obtain information from the North Carolina Board. If “she saw a negative response in a licensed verification, she gave it to the Director of Nursing, who reviewed it and [would] decide whether employment should be offered to the applicant.”
The Director of Nursing Stated that “the facility would not hire someone that had a finding of assault or sexual issue. She stated the facility hired [the nurse] because the Board of Nursing’s conclusion did not affect her license.” However, she could not recall who hired that nurse.
The facility failed to use a positioning “device to treat pressure ulcers for [one resident].” The investigation involved a resident who “requires extensive assistance with all activities of daily living except eating. The MDS (Minimum Data Set) Assessment [indicated that] the resident has one unstageable pressure ulcer that had not healed.”
The resident’s medical records indicated that the nursing staff “was to use a [positioning] boot (positioning device to keep the heel off the mattress).” However, the state survey team observed a resident with “her right foot wrapped in a gauze wrap that was resting on the mattress. There were positioning devices on the floor in the bathroom and on the shelf above the dresser drawers in the resident’s room.
Were you the victim of mistreatment, neglect, or abuse while living at Ashton Health and Rehabilitation Center? Contact the North Carolina nursing home abuse prevention lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Guilford County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including McLeansville.
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.