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Azalea Health and Rehabilitation Center
Every nursing home in North Carolina has a legal obligation to provide each patient with the highest level of care according to established standards of quality. Unfortunately, many nursing staff will fail to follow the traditional procedures and protocols that can lead to preventable accidents, injuries, and the development of life-threatening bedsores.
If your loved one was injured while residing in a New Hanover County nursing facility, contact the North Carolina Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for help. Our team of abuse prevention lawyers has successfully resolved many compensation cases just like yours, and we can help your family too.Azalea Health and Rehabilitation Center
This long-term care center is an 80-certified bed "for-profit" home providing services to residents of Wilmington and New Hanover County, North Carolina. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
3800 Independence Boulevard
Wilmington, North Carolina 28412
Azalea Health and Rehabilitation Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Azalea Health and Rehabilitation Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long term care and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.
Fined $56,760 for substandard careFinancial Penalties and Violations
The investigators and surveyors for Medicare and the state of North Carolina have the legal authority to impose monetary fines are denied payment for Medicare services any time a nursing home is cited for serious violations of regulations and rules.
Within the last three years, investigators imposed two monetary penalties against Azalea Health and Rehabilitation Center, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $7,296 fine on August 15, 2019, and a $49,464 fine on November 19, 2018, for a total of $56,760. During this time, Medicare denied payment on November 19, 2018, due to a lack of quality care.
The nursing home received eleven 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
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, three out of five stars for staffing issues, and three 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 August 15, 2019
The state investigators determined the nursing home "failed to provide supervision and a Wander Guard [device] placement, as ordered by the Physician, to prevent a resident with severely impaired cognition and exit-seeking behaviors from exiting the facility unsupervised.”
The “resident was found unsupervised in the facility’s parking lot, seated in his wheelchair, by a visitor approximately 100 feet from a heavily trafficked four-lane road.” The staff returned the uninjured resident to the facility.
A Nursing Note, dated January 1, 2019, documented that a nurse stated that the resident “was at risk for elopement based on several verbalizations about going out, home, or to the hospital, and unsafe wandering.”
In a separate summary statement of deficiencies, dated November 19, 2018, the facility “failed to implement measures to identify an outside curb as a hazard, which resulted in [one resident], reviewed for falls, falling from his wheelchair when he got caught on the curbing.”
As a result of the accident, the resident “hit his head on the pavement and sustained a subdermal hematoma from this fall.”
The Incident Report documented that the resident “fell from his wheelchair after one of its wheels got caught on curbing outside the building, resulting in a fractured humerus and a laceration above the eye, requiring seven sutures. The interdisciplinary committee developed interventions to keep this resident and other residents from falling in the future, as a result of the drop created by the curbing.
The maintenance staff was directed to paint the curb. However, the manager stated that “he did not paint the curbing until after the resident’s fall off the curbing because the interdisciplinary team committee could not make up its mind what color to paint the curbing until then.”
Do you suspect that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment while residing at Azalea Health and Rehabilitation 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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