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Autumn Care of Cornelius Nursing Center
Never before in American history have so many senior citizens have entered their retirement years. The advancing age of this massive population has increased the need for additional beds in nursing homes and placed a significant demand on the number of Nurses and Nurse’s Aides required to meet their needs. Unfortunately, mistreatment still occurs, and many facilities nationwide.
Was your loved one injured or died unexpectedly while living in a Mecklenburg County nursing facility? If so, contact the North Carolina Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal assistance. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive financial compensation from recovering your monetary damages.Autumn Care of Cornelius Nursing Center
This long-term care home is a 102-certified bed center providing care and services to residents of Cornelius and Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. The "for-profit" Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
19530 Mount Zion Parkway
Cornelius, North Carolina 28031
Autumn Care of Cornelius Nursing Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Autumn Care of Cornelius Nursing Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long term care and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.
Fined $10,342 for substandard careFinancial Penalties and Violations
The state of North Carolina and federal agencies are required to monitor every nursing facility. The agencies can impose monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare when investigators find that the nursing home seriously violated established nursing home regulations and rules.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Autumn Care of Cornelius Nursing Center for $10,342 on February 28, 2019, citing substandard care. The nursing home received ten 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 ConsultationCornelius 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 four out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Provide and Implement an Infection Protection and Control Program – citation #F880 date March 22, 2018
- Failure to Develop, Enforce and Implement Policies and Procedures for Fluids and Pneumonia Vaccinations – citation #F883 date February 28, 2019
The state investigators determined the nursing home "failed to ensure blood glucose meters (glucometers) were properly disinfected/sanitized after use during [two observations, involving two residents,] of glucometer use.”
The survey team observed a Nurse “obtaining a finger stick blood sugar (FSBS).” The surveyors saw the Nurse entering the resident’s room. The Nurse then returned to the medication cart with a used glucometer and did not take appropriate steps to ensure it was disinfected adequately. The Nurse “did not ensure the glucometer remained wet with a germicidal solution for a full two minutes,” as required by the protocol.
The facility “failed to ensure that the resident’s medical record included education regarding the benefits or potential side effects of the influenza immunization for [three residents].” A review of the facility’s policy titled: Influenza Vaccine from 2008 and revised in 2017 states, “nursing staff will document the provision of education in the resident’s medical record.”
A review of one resident’s medical records indicated that the cognitively impaired resident “had received the influenza vaccine in the facility on November 8, 2018.” However, there was “no Influenza Consent Form and education provided to the family.”
A second resident’s medical records indicated that she had also received the influenza vaccine in November 2018. However, the medical records “revealed no Influenza Consent Form or education was provided to the family.” A third resident’s medical records also revealed the same problem.
The Director of Nursing stated on February 27, 2019, that “they obtain the influenza vaccine on admission and annually, [saying that] they mailed the education out to the families before the vaccine was given.”
However, the Director also said that “they were not able to locate the consents because they had not been scanned into the Electronic Medical Record. The Director said that they were searching in an empty office [to look] for the consents.”
Do you suspect that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment while living at Autumn Care of Cornelius Nursing 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 Mecklenburg County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Cornelius.
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