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Blue Ridge Health and Rehabilitation Center
Does your family have limited options when providing care to your loved one who requires nursing assistance? Has your loved one been neglected or abused while living in a Henderson 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 receives monetary compensation to recover your damages. We use the law to hold those responsible for causing injury and unexpected death rightfully and financially accountable. We can begin working on your case today.Blue Ridge Health and Rehabilitation Center
This long-term care center is a 150-certified bed "for-profit" home providing services to residents of Hendersonville and Henderson County, North Carolina. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
1510 Hebron Street
Hendersonville, North Carolina 28739
Blue Ridge Health and Rehabilitation Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Blue Ridge Health 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 $1,167,655 for substandard careFinancial Penalties and Violations
Federal and state nursing home regulatory agency investigators are authorized to penalize any nursing home with monetary fines or deny payment for Medicare services. These penalties are often levied when the facility has been cited for serious violations of rules and regulations.
Within the last three years, investigators imposed two monetary penalties against Blue Ridge Health and Rehabilitation Center, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $1,166,314 fine on May 25, 2017, and a $1,341 fine on January 06, 2017, for a total of $1,167,655. During this time, Medicare denied payment on May 25, 2017, due to a lack of quality care.
The nursing home received fourteen complaints 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 ConsultationHendersonville North Carolina Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Your family can visit Medicare.gov and the North Carolina Department of Public Health website to obtain a complete list of all violations, citations, and deficiencies identified by investigators and surveyors.
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 Provide Residents Proper Treatment to Prevent the Development of New Bedsores or Allow Existing Pressure Wound to Heal – citation #F314 date May 25, 2017
The state investigators determined the nursing home "failed to provide a comprehensive wound assessment, initiate treatment, and monitor two pressure ulcers identified on admission.” The facility also “failed to initiate interventions to prevent further skin breakdown and failed to provide nutrition interventions, as recommended by the Registered Dietitian to promote wound healing.”
The investigators reviewed the resident’s Admission Nursing Assessment Records. The document indicated that the resident “had a Stage I pressure ulcer to the left heel .
The resident’s Braden Scale for predicting pressure ulcers revealed a score of 15. The score is exceptionally high and identifies the resident “is at risk for developing pressure ulcers.”
The Nurse providing the resident Wound Care stated that the resident “had an abrasion on her left gluteal fold on admission, on April 13, 2017.” The treatment began six days later “to clean with normal saline and apply a foam dressing.” The Nurse also indicated there was a deep tissue injury on the left heel that was acquired at the facility.
The Nurse stated that “she did not know why there was no treatment order for [the resident] completed for the left buttock and right heel on admission.” The nurse said, “if a resident were admitted with a pressure sore skin issue, the Primary Nurse would identify the area. The Nurse said that the Primary Nurse would “follow the recommended instructions on the skin in Wound Care Guidlines.”
The Wound Nurse said that “the facility should have caught that [the resident] did not have a treatment order for the pressure ulcers found on admission.” As a result, the Wound Nurse “stated she did not perform any treatments to the areas that she could recall.”
The facility Administrator said that “he expected for the wounds of [the resident] to be assessed and treated on admission and for the dietary recommendations to be followed.”
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