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Autumn Care of Shallotte Nursing Center
For many family members, detecting abuse and neglect in a nursing facility can be challenging at best, especially if your loved one has symptoms that mask the typical effects of mistreatment. In many cases, friends and family will mistake the natural progression of the aging process or a debilitating disease when actual abuse or neglect is occurring.
If you suspect that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment while living in a Brunswick County nursing facility, contact the North Carolina Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal assistance. Our team of abuse prevention lawyers has handled cases just like yours, and we can help your family too. Call us now so we can begin working on your case today to ensure you receive financial compensation for your damages.Autumn Care of Shallotte Nursing Center
This nursing facility is a "for-profit" Medicare and Medicaid-participating home providing services to residents of Shallotte and Brunswick County, North Carolina. The 100-certified bed long-term care center is located at:
237 Mulberry Street
Shallotte, North Carolina 28459
Autumn Care of Shallotte Nursing Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Autumn Care of Shallotte Nursing Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long term care and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.
Fined $53,725 for substandard careFinancial Penalties and Violations
The state of North Carolina and the federal government have the legal obligation for monitoring every nursing facility and impose monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare if the facility has violated established nursing home regulations and rules. In serious cases, the nursing facility will receive multiple penalties if investigators find the violations are severe and harmed or could have harmed a resident.
Medicare has cited this facility for abuse. Medicare says that “every nursing home resident deserves to retain their basic human dignity and be treated with respect at all times. Abuse and neglect are never acceptable.” Nursing homes “cited for abuse are required to take steps to protect their residents.”
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Autumn Care of Shallotte Nursing Center for $53,725 on February 09, 2019, citing substandard care. The nursing home received one complaint over the last thirty-six months 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 ConsultationShallotte 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 one out of five stars concerning health inspections, two 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 Including Physical and Sexual Assault, Physical Punishment, and Neglect by Anybody – citation #F600 date February 9, 2019
The state investigators determined the nursing home "neglected to provide care for [one resident], who experienced a significant change in condition with a sudden onset of diaphoresis (sweating), disorientation, and diarrhea.” The resident’s health was evaluated.
The surveyors determined “the facility neglected to provide care for [a resident after a Nurse Aide] reported at least three times during the shift that something was very wrong with the resident.” The investigators “initiated an Immediate Jeopardy that began on February 9, 2019.”
The investigators reviewed the resident’s Plan of Care. During the resident’s stay at the facility, “his urinary catheter was replaced several times due to dislodgment and occlusions, documented in the Nursing Progress Notes between January 21, 2019, and February 2, 2019.”
The Nurse Practitioner ordered lab tests “to determine if urine had backed up into his urinary tract for an undetermined amount of time, due to an indwelling catheter “that had started to culture bacteria.” The Nurse Practitioner sent the resident to the emergency room “for evaluation related to complaints of abdominal pain and distention.”
The Medical Director stated [that] waiting to provide treatment in this case “could result in death because [the bacteria] enters the blood and acts in a couple of hours. She stated it certainly could’ve affected the outcome for [the resident], had a Physician been notified [of] his acute condition [so he could have been] treated sooner.”
Do you suspect that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment while living at Autumn Care of Shallotte 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 Brunswick County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Shallotte.
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