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Autumn Care of Myrtle Grove Nursing Center
Families deciding to place a loved one into a nursing home are often overwhelmed at the thought that they will not receive the best care. Unfortunately, mistreatment occurs at many facilities nationwide, including in North Carolina.
If your loved one was injured while living in a New Hanover County nursing facility, contact the North Carolina Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal intervention. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive financial compensation to recover your damages. All the necessary paperwork must be filed in the proper county courthouse before the statute of limitations expires.Autumn Care of Myrtle Grove Nursing Center
This center is a 90-certified bed Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility providing services to residents of Wilmington and New Hanover County, North Carolina. The "for-profit" long-term care home is located at:
5725 Carolina Beach Road
Wilmington, North Carolina 28412
Autumn Care of Myrtle Grove Nursing Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Autumn Care of Myrtle Grove Nursing Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long term care and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.
Fined $13,627 for substandard careFinancial Penalties and Violations
State surveyors and federal investigators can penalize nursing homes by denying payment for Medicare services or imposing monetary fines if the facility has been cited for a serious violation of a regulation or rule that harmed or could have harmed residents.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Autumn Care of Myrtle Grove Nursing Center for $13,627 on April 05, 2018, citing substandard care. The nursing home received twelve 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 ConsultationWilmington North Carolina Nursing Home Safety Concerns
The state of North Carolina and federal government nursing home regulatory agencies routinely update their care home database system. This list contains historical information of all citations and violations.
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 Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F689 date June 7, 2018
The state investigators determined the nursing home "failed to use two staff members required to safely transfer a resident, resulting in an assisted fall. The resident incurred an injury to the incision site of a recent amputation that required further surgical intervention.”
The state investigators determined an Immediate Jeopardy “began when the Nursing0 Assistant attempted to transfer [the resident] from her wheelchair to the bed using a slide board and assist of one.” The resident’s surgeon evaluated the resident “three days after the fall. Due to the extensive tissue damage, the surgeon determined the probability of salvaging her BKA [below the knee amputation] was low at the time.” The resident underwent surgery.
The investigators reviewed the resident’s Care Plan that had been last revised on April 18, 2018, showing that the resident “is at risk for falls. The plan interventions did not specifically address transfers of the resident from one surface to another.”
The Care Plan also show that the resident “has a self-care deficit. The interventions did not specifically address transfers from one surface to another.”
The individual patient summary Kardex shows that the resident “requires extensive assistance of a two-person physical assist. It also reported the resident was not steady during the transition/walking when moving from a seated to a standing [position]; moving on and off the toilet; and for surface-to-surface transfers.”
The Incident/Accident Report written by a nurse on May 1, 2018 revealed that the resident “had a witnessed fall. A description of the fall reported the resident’s Nursing Assistant informed the nurse that the resident slipped off the slide board during a transfer.”
The nurse entered the resident’s room and saw the resident “in a sitting position, parallel to the bed, with her legs extended. The resident was reported to be moaning in pain and holding the amputated site.” A subsequent Nursing Note indicated that the Nursing Assistant had lowered the resident to the floor when the resident failed to transfer from the wheelchair to the bed correctly. The resident “was described as tearful and moaning.”
Do you suspect that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment while living at Autumn Care of Myrtle Grove 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 New Hanover County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Wilmington.
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