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Brightmoor Nursing Center
Do you suspect that your loved one is being mistreated while living in a Rowan County nursing facility? Are you concerned that their injuries are the result of negligence by the nursing staff, physical assault by other patients, or verbal, physical, or sexual abuse by others?
If so, contact the North Carolina Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal intervention. Our team of abuse prevention lawyers can work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive financial compensation from recovering your damages.Brightmoor Nursing Center
This center is a 58-certified bed Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility providing services to residents of Salisbury and Rowan County, North Carolina. The "for-profit" long-term care home is located at:
610 West Fisher Street
Salisbury, North Carolina 28145
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Brightmoor Nursing Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long term care and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.
Fined $144,184 for substandard careFinancial Penalties and Violations
Federal and state investigators have a responsibility to 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 Brightmoor Nursing Center, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $96,378 fine on May 04, 2018, and a $47,806 fine on January 26, 2017, for a total of $144,184.
The nursing home received four 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 ConsultationSalisbury North Carolina Nursing Home Safety Concerns
The state of North Carolina and the federal government regularly updates its long-term care home database system with complete details of all deficiencies, citations, and violations.
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 one 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 May 4, 2018
The state investigators determined the nursing home "failed to protect a resident from verbal and physical intimidation from a staff member.” The resident “was coded as having no cognizable loss [and] no behaviors.” The resident did require “extensive assistance of one person for bed mobility, toilet use, and two people for transferring from the bed to the chair.”
The resident “was documented as having no abnormal behaviors” and received “oxygen via nasal cannula at 3.5 L per minute.”
A Social Worker completed a Family/Resident Concern (Grievance) Form, dated April 24, 2018, for the resident. The form documented that the resident “made an allegation [that a Nursing Assistant] grabbed the resident’s face with both hands, shook her head, and told the resident to go to sleep” the night before.
The form documented that “the resident had stated she rang her call bell because she needed assistance.” Additionally, the resident informed the Social Worker, “it took a long time for [the Nurse Aide] to answer her call light, and when the [Nurse Aide] did answer her call light, [the Aide] was short with her and rude.”
The document further indicated the resident stated the Nurse Aide “was rough with her while cleaning her after a bowel movement. The final documentation of the resident’s concern or grievance was [the resident stated the Nurse Aide] makes her feel unsafe.”
The resident further confirmed that “the Nurse Aide did not squeeze her or shake her head but was not being gentle . The resident stated there was no one else in the room to witness the interaction.” The resident said that the Nurse Aide “had only acted in a matter one time, and the Nurse Assistant had not acted like that [in] the past.”
The facility Administrator said that “she initiated an investigation immediately regarding abuse and suspended [the Nurse Aide], also on the same day. The Administrator stated the Social Worker had interviewed other alert and oriented residents, and [the Nurse Aide] was identified as having been rough with them during care.”
The Administrator said that “as a result of the investigation, the allegation of abuse [regarding the Nurse Aide] was terminated on May 1, 2018.”
Do you suspect that your loved one suffered injury or died prematurely while living at Brightmoor Nursing 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 Rowan County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Salisbury.
Our law firm provides every potential client an initial free case consultation. Also, we offer a 100% “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee. This promise ensures that you do not owe us any money until we have received a monetary recovery on your behalf. All information you share with our law offices will remain confidential.Sources: