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Autumn Care of Biscoe Nursing Center
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 facility is a "for-profit" Medicare and Medicaid-participating home providing services to residents of Biscoe and Montgomery County, North Carolina. The 141-certified bed long-term care center is located at:
401 Lambert Road
Biscoe, North Carolina 27209
Autumn Care of Biscoe Nursing Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Autumn Care of Biscoe Nursing Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long term care and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.
Fined $15,160 for substandard careFinancial Penalties and Violations
North Carolina and federal investigators are legally authorized 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.
Within the last three years, investigators imposed two monetary penalties against Autumn Care of Biscoe Nursing Center, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $9,298 fine on April 12, 2018, and a $5,862 fine on January 28, 2017, for a total of $15,160.
The nursing home received eight 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 ConsultationBiscoe North Carolina Nursing Home Safety Concerns
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 two out of five stars concerning health inspections, one out of five stars for staffing issues, and three out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Ensure the Nursing Home Area Remained Free of Accident Hazards and Risks and Provides Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F323 date January 28, 2017
State investigators determined the nursing home "failed to transfer a resident from the wheelchair to a shower chair based on the resident’s Care Plan, [that requires] a mechanical lift using two persons.” The safety interventions were based on “the resident’s mobility assessment requiring a medical lift.”
The deficient practice by the nursing staff “resulted in the resident sustaining a fracture of her right femur. After the fall, the resident was manually transferred back into the wheelchair and then manually back into bed.”
The survey team reviewed the facility’s policy for falls. The policy states: “if the resident is not being sent to the emergency room, then the resident must be gotten off the floor utilizing a total lift (no exceptions).”
Medical Records revealed that the resident “was at risk for falls related to decreased mobility, weakness, dementia, and hemiparesis from cerebrovascular accident (CVA).” Interventions, dated December 8, 2018, included to use two people at a mechanical lift when getting the resident out of bed.
A Nursing Note indicated that a nurse had “walked in the shower room to check on the Nursing Assistant [and found the Nursing Assistant] hanging on to the resident who was sliding out of the wheelchair. The wheelchair had a fleece blanket and a total lift sling was under her.”
Documentation indicates that the resident “was sliding out of the chair.” Two Nurse Aides sat the resident “on the floor that assisted her to the chair.” The document indicates that there were predisposing environmental factors including a wet floor and physiological factors and that the resident was incontinent and confused.”
An x-ray revealed “a displaced distal femoral fracture of the right leg.”
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