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Barbour Court Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
Many of the problems associated with mistreatment occurring in assisted-living facilities in nursing homes are the result of a lack of trained personnel, minimal supervision, or understaffing. In these incidents, the needs of the residents are often ignored; they suffer serious injuries from a fall or develop life-threatening bedsores. Other residents wander away from the facility due to a lack of supervision.
If your loved one was assaulted, abused, mistreated, or neglected while residing in a Johnston County nursing facility, 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 monetary compensation for your damages.Barbour Court Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
This center is a 165-certified bed Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility providing services to residents of Smithfield and Johnston County, North Carolina. The "for-profit" long-term care home is located at:
515 Barbour Road
Smithfield, North Carolina 27577
Barbour Court Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Barbour Court Nursing and Rehabilitation Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long term care, dementia and memory care, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.
Fined $70,204 for substandard careFinancial Penalties and Violations
Both North Carolina and the federal government can impose a monetary fine or deny payments through Medicare when a nursing facility has been found to violate established regulations and rules. The higher the monetary fine, the more serious the violation is that likely harmed or could have harmed one or more residents at the nursing home.
Within the last three years, investigators imposed two monetary penalties against Barbour Court Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $6,952 fine on April 20, 2018, and a $63,252 fine on March 17, 2017, for a total of $70,204. During this time, Medicare denied payment on March 17, 2017, due to a lack of quality care.
The nursing home received thirty-nine 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.
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Our attorneys obtain and review data on every North Carolina long-term care home from various online publically available sources, including the Department of Public Health website and Medicare.gov.
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 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 April 15, 2019
The state investigators determined the nursing home "failed to prevent physical and verbal abuse for [one resident] reviewed for abuse. During the provision of care, a staff member was heard and observed yelling at a resident to stand up even though the resident was assessed as not having the ability to stand without staff assistance.”
During the incident, “the resident grabbed a staff member to prevent [themselves] from falling and the staff member responded by shaking the resident.” After the incident, “the resident complained of increased pain. Pain medication was changed from ‘as needed’ to routine administration.”
The resident stated that during the incident, the nurse “asked him to stand up so she could change him. During the process he felt like he was going to fall.” The resident stated that “he reached out to grab something to prevent his fall [and indicated that he informed the nurse] that nursing staff do not check him standing up.”
The resident stated that he did not “realize what he was grabbing. [The resident] said he just did not want to fall.” The resident said that the nurse “shook him so hard for touching her, he fell to his bed.”
The nurse indicated in a Nurse’s Note that the resident “grabbed my right breast and shirt, pulled me to him, and swung me with his right hand, while yelling he knew the catheter was in his prostate and ‘I could go myself.’”
The nurse indicated that “she told the resident that the tubing was not stuck, and he started yelling at her with profanity. The resident then took his left arm and grabbed her shirt and chest.”
Was your loved one mistreated while residing at Barbour Court Nursing 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 Johnston County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Smithfield.
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