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Autumn Care of Marion Nursing Center
Do you suspect that your loved one living in a McDowell County nursing facility is being neglected or abused by caregivers, employees, visitors, or other patients? Are you concerned that their developing bedsore or recent fall is the result of negligence and a lack of supervision? If so, contact the North Carolina Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal intervention.
Our team of abuse prevention lawyers has handled cases exactly like yours and can help your family, too. We use the law to hold those responsible for causing injuries, both legally and financially accountable. Let us begin working on your case today to ensure you receive financial compensation from recovering your damages.Autumn Care of Marion Nursing Center
This long-term care facility is a 110-certified bed Medicare and Medicaid-participating center providing services to residents of Marion and McDowell County, North Carolina. The "for-profit" home is located at:
1264 Airport Road
Marion, North Carolina 28752
Autumn Care of Marion Nursing Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Autumn Care of Marion Nursing Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long term care and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.
Fined $183,713 for substandard careFinancial Penalties and Violations
The state of North Carolina and the federal government have a legal responsibility for monitoring every nursing home. These agencies have the authority to impose monetary penalties or hold payment from Medicare if the nursing facility has violated rules and regulations. Typically, the more serious the violation, the higher the monetary fines, especially if neglect or abuse caused harm or could have caused harm to a resident.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Autumn Care of Marion Nursing Center for $183,713 on November 19, 2017, citing substandard care. The nursing home received nineteen 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 ConsultationMarion 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 three out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Protect Every Resident from All Forms of Abuse, Physical Punishment, and Being Separated from Others – citation #F223 date November 19, 2017
- Failure to Develop, Write and Use Policies and Forbid Mistreatment, Neglect or Abuse of Residents – citation #F224 date November 19, 2017
The state investigators determined the nursing home "facility failed to provide an environment that maintained [one resident’s] right to be free from abuse. Immediate Jeopardy began on October 23, 2017, when a Nurse Aide threw a meal tray into the hallway, and an object from the meal tray hit [the resident] as she was propelling her wheelchair nearby.”
The resident “denied she had been abused and denied she had been hit by a meal tray or anything.” The resident stated that “it happened so fast, she did not know what to think and thinks it scared her little.”
A Nurse Aide, in a written statement, said that at approximately 5:30 PM, another Nurse Aide “threw a computer mouse out of the nurse’s station and across the hall, barely missing a resident.” That Nurse Aide “then went to the kitchen to obtain a tray cart and [the reporting Nurse Aide] told her to chill.” Instead, the abusive Nurse Aide “then grabbed a tray off the cart and flung it across the hall. Items went flying everywhere, including a glassful of water that hit [the resident] in the face.”
The nursing home facility “neglected to provide incontinence care, when needed, to [three residents].” One resident, with severe cognitive impairment, requires “extensive assistance with bed mobility, transfers, toileting, hygiene, and being frequently incontinent of bowel and bladder.” The resident had no toileting program.
The investigators reviewed the Nurse Aide’s care guide to ensure that residents needs are being met. The nursing staff was to provide toileting with care rounds.
However, the state investigators observed a resident “with a slight urine odor.” In the early morning, “he was observed wheeling himself down the hall toward the dining room, [wearing] light blue pants, which were observed to have a wet area around his crotch and darker dried rings at the edges of the wet area.”
Do you suspect that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment while living at Autumn Care of Marion 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 McDowell County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Marion.
We do not charge for case evaluations and consultations. Also, we provide a 100% “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee. This promise means we will postpone all of your payments for legal services until after we have secured a financial recovery on your behalf.