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Bermuda Commons Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
Many of the 1.5 million residents in nursing facilities in the U.S. are victims of mistreatment. In some cases, the nursing staff neglects these patients, or caregivers, visitors, employees, and other residents abuse, sexually assault, or mistreat the patient.
Was your loved one injured while living in a Davie County nursing facility? If so, contact the North Carolina Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal intervention. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers handle your case to ensure your family is adequately financially compensated for your damages. Let us begin working on your case today.Bermuda Commons Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
This Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is a "for-profit" center providing services to residents of Advance and Davie County, North Carolina. The 117-certified bed long-term care home is located at:
316 NC Highway 801 South
Advance, North Carolina 27006
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Bermuda Commons Nursing and Rehabilitation Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long term care and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.
Fined $174,551 for substandard careFinancial Penalties and Violations
North Carolina and the federal government have a legal responsibility of monitoring every nursing home in the state. 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, investigators imposed two monetary penalties against Bermuda Commons Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $171,751 fine on April 16, 2018, and a $2,800 fine on May 25, 2017, for a total of $174,551.
This nursing facility received eight complaints and self-reported two serious issues over the last three years that resulted in violation citations. 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 ConsultationAdvance 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 April 16, 2018
The state investigators determined the nursing home "failed to follow the manufacturer’s recommendations for using a mechanical lift when transferring a resident from a wheelchair to a commode. The resident was in a standing position, not secured in the lift, and fell, striking the back of her head on the commode and sustained a brain bleed.”
The surveyors determined that an Immediate Jeopardy began when the Nurse Aide “failed to use a mechanical lift, according to the manufacturer’s recommendation.” The facility “remains out of compliance with the lower scope and severity [of] Level D (no actual harm with potential for more than minimal harm that was not an Immediate Jeopardy).” The facility must “complete employee education and ensure monitoring systems in place are effective.”
The Investigation Report indicated that the facility had substantiated neglect for the Nurse Aide’s “failure to follow safety precautions when transferring [a resident]. The report also specified the actions of [the Nurse Aide] resulted in harm to the resident, and the Nurse Aide was terminated.”
The Director of Nursing documented that the Nurse Aide “failed to use two people to operate the lift, when transferring [the resident].” The Nurse Aide also “failed to use leg straps, and then released the leg straps before sitting the resident on the toilet. The resident fell from a standing position and hit the back of her head on the toilet.”
Documentation from the hospital indicates that the resident was “discharged to another skilled nursing facility.” The hospital documentation shows that the resident “was found unresponsive and sent to the Emergency Department for evaluation.”
The hospital notified the family of the resident’s poor prognosis. The family “decided to place the resident on Comfort Care.”
The Maintenance Director stated that he trained all new employees on how to use mechanical lifts per manufacturer’s recommendations safely. The Director explained that it is the facility’s policy to have two staff to assist with all lift transfers.
Do you believe that your loved one has suffered harm through mistreatment while living at Bermuda Commons 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 Davie County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Advance.
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