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Brian Center Health and Rehabilitation Hickory Viewmont
Deciding to entrust the medical team at a nursing home to provide a loved one the highest level of care can never be easy. In some situations, Nurses and Nurse’s Aides will assure the family that they follow established standards of care when, in fact, that does not happen. Without warning, their loved one can be victimized through mistreatment, neglect, or abuse due to mismanagement, insufficient staffing, or poor hiring practices.
Do you suspect that your loved one was injured while living in a Catawba County nursing facility? If so, contact the North Carolina Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal help. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers handle your case to ensure your family receives financial compensation to recover your damages. We can begin working on your case now.Brian Center Health and Rehabilitation Hickory Viewmont
This center is a 104-certified bed Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility providing services to residents of Hickory and Catawba County, North Carolina. The "for-profit" long-term care home is located at:
220 13th Avenue Place NW
Hickory, North Carolina 28601
Brian Center Health and Rehabilitation Hickory Viewmont
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Brian Center Health and Rehabilitation Hickory Viewmont offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long term care, dementia and memory care, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.
Fined $201,124 for substandard careFinancial Penalties and Violations
The state of North Carolina and the federal government have a legal responsibility for monitoring every nursing home. 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 Brian Center Health and Rehabilitation Hickory Viewmont, citing substandard care. These penalties include an $8,778 fine on June 30, 2017, and a $192,346 fine on March 16, 2017, for a total of $201,124. During this time, Medicare denied payment on June 30, 2017, due to a lack of quality care.
The nursing home received seven 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 ConsultationHickory North Carolina Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Information on every intermediate and long-term care home in the state can be reviewed on government-owned and operated database websites, including the North Carolina Department of Public Health and Medicare.gov.
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 two out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Ensure the Nursing Home Area Remained Free of Accident Hazards and Risks and Provides Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F323 date March 16, 2017
The investigators determined the facility "failed to prevent [one] cognitively impaired resident, who was assessed as being at risk for elopement, from exiting the facility and leaving the facility’s grounds.” The state investigators determined an Immediate Jeopardy began on February 16, 2017, when the resident “eloped [wandered away] from the facility without the staff’s knowledge that she was outside without supervision.”
The resident “crossed the parking lot approximately 135 feet at a straight path from the facility’s front door to the postal box across the road.” A visitor brought the resident back to the facility after witnessing her across the road. The “speed limit on the road was 35 miles per hour, and the temperature was in the low 50s and overcast.”
At the time of the elopement, the resident “was wearing a long-sleeved cotton shirt, slacks, socks, and shoes and was assessed by [the nurse] with no injuries.”
In a separate summary statement of deficiencies, dated July 8, 2016, the nursing home “failed to provide adequate supervision to prevent a resident from falling during independent transfers from the bed to the wheelchair.” The resident “had not sustained injuries from his falls.”
The severely cognitively impaired resident was observed sitting on the side of the bed with his legs hanging over the side, and “his feet did not touch the floor. The bed was not in a low position.”
The documentation shows that on May 1, 2016, the “resident had a fall when [he] attempted to transfer by himself to the bed from the wheelchair. The record stated the resident had been observed sitting on the floor in front of the wheelchair [and reported that] he tried to get into bed and slid down to the floor.”
Do you believe that your loved one was the victim of abuse or neglect while living at Brian Center Health and Rehabilitation Hickory Viewmont? Contact the North Carolina nursing home abuse prevention lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Catawba County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Hickory.
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