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Brantwood Nursing Home and Retirement Center
The mistreatment of the elderly living in nursing homes is disgraceful, unacceptable, and reprehensible. Many families entrust the care of their loved one to the nursing home staff. Many of these families are horrified when they realize that they are being mistreated, neglected, or abused by caregivers, employees, or other patients.
Was your loved one injured while living in a Granville County nursing facility? If so, 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.Brantwood Nursing Home and Retirement Center
This long-term care home is an 80-certified bed center providing care and services to residents of Oxford and Granville County, North Carolina. The "county government-owned and operated" Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
1038 College Street
Oxford, North Carolina 27565
Brantwood Nursing Home and Retirement Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Brantwood Nursing Home and Retirement Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long term care and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.
Fined $157,467 for substandard careFinancial Penalties and Violations
Federal and state nursing home investigators can penalize any nursing home that has violated a rule or regulation that caused harm or could have caused harm to a resident. Many of these penalties involve monetary fines or denial of payment for Medicare services.
Within the last three years, investigators imposed two monetary penalties against Brantwood Nursing Home and Retirement Center, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $62,652 fine on January 31, 2019, and a $94,815 fine on July 10, 2018, for a total of $157,467.
The nursing home received five 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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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 two 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 January 31, 2019
State surveyors determined the nursing home "failed to use two staff members to transfer a resident.” The nursing home also failed to provide “the required assistance immediately after the transfer, to ensure the resident’s safely on the side of her bed.”
As a result of the deficient practice, the resident “fell from the side of her bed while being assisted by one staff member, which resulted in an injury to the resident’s forehead.” The nursing staff sent the resident to the hospital for evaluation and treatment. The resident “passed away later that day from [hemorrhaging (bleeding around or within the brain itself)].”
Surveyors determined an Immediate Jeopardy began when the Nursing Assistant transferred the resident “from her recliner to the bed with a standard pivot maneuver and assistance of one.” As a result, the resident “fell forward off the bed, striking her head on the floor.”
In a separate summary statement of deficiencies, dated July 10, 2018, the “facility failed to provide supervision for [one resident], who needed supervision while eating.” The resident “consumed the snack bar, which was provided by staff, while unsupervised, and was hospitalized for [an injury].”
The state surveyors determined an Immediate Jeopardy began when the resident “was provided a snack to eat, unsupervised without feeding assistance.”
A review of the resident’s medical records and Speech Therapy Encounter Form revealed that the resident “was seen for dysphagia [difficulty swallowing liquids or foods] treatment at lunch. Patients receive puréed trays with puréed consistency chicken, mashed potatoes, and vegetables.”
The Director of Nursing stated that she knew that the resident “was on a special diet but she did not know that it was puréed.” She said she had seen “his food tray a while back and was under the impression that it was a mechanical soft diet. She stated she did not check the Care Guide [posted in] the resident’s closet before giving him the snack bar.”
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