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Carolina Care Health and Rehabilitation
Do you suspect that your loved one has been victimized by nursing home neglect at the hands of caregivers in charge of providing the best care? Are you concerned that their facility-acquired bedsore or an injury from the fall could have been prevented had the staff followed the established standards of protocol? If so, contact the North Carolina Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal intervention.
Our team of abuse prevention lawyers has worked on cases exactly like yours and can help your family, too. Call us now so we can begin working on your Gaston County nursing home neglect case today. Time is of the essence; all necessary paperwork must be filed in the proper North Carolina county courthouse before the statute of limitations expires.Carolina Care Health and Rehabilitation
This long-term care facility is a 107-certified bed Medicare and Medicaid-participating center providing services to residents of Cherryville and Gaston County, North Carolina. The "for-profit" home is located at:
111 Harrilson Street
Cherryville, North Carolina 28021
Carolina Care Health and Rehabilitation
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Carolina Care Health and Rehabilitation offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long term care and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.
Fined $139,949 for substandard careFinancial Penalties and Violations
Federal and state nursing home regulatory agencies are legally authorized to impose monetary fines and deny payment for Medicare services. These penalties are often levied after the nursing home has been cited for serious violations of established regulations and rules.
Medicare has cited this facility for abuse . Medicare says that “every nursing home resident deserves to retain their basic human dignity and be treated with respect at all times. Abuse and neglect are never acceptable.” Nursing homes “cited for abuse are required to take steps to protect their residents.”
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Carolina Care Health and Rehabilitation for $139,949 on November 30, 2018, citing substandard care. The nursing home received one complaint and self-reported one serious problem over the last thirty-six months 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.
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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 one out of five stars concerning health inspections, one out of five stars for staffing issues, and five 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 November 30, 2018
The state investigators determined the nursing home "failed to protect the resident’s right to be free from sexual abuse.” The investigation involved a cognitively impaired resident who “was observed having oral sex with [another resident].” A third cognitively impaired resident “was observed to have her breast squeezed by [the sexually abusive resident].”
Both sexually abused residents were assessed by the facility and “found to have no physical injuries.” The state investigators determined that the Immediate Jeopardy began on October 28, 2018. It was at this time that the “sexually aggressive resident rolled [another resident] in her wheelchair to her room and the residents were observed by staff having oral sex.”
Immediate Jeopardy began for the third resident when the sexually aggressive resident “rolled her in her wheelchair to his room and he was observed by staff to squeeze her breast.” The investigators “reviewed the resident’s Care Plan that revealed a problem initiated on October 14, 2016 and reviewed by staff members on September 6, 2018.”
The sexually aggressive resident “was previously reported by staff and then his own self-admission of inappropriate touching of a female resident. He has signed a behavioral contract that he will not engage in such behavior or risk discharge.”
The document indicates that the resident “will not exhibit socially appropriate /disruptive behavior.” The nursing staff is to redirect him when he becomes socially inappropriate and “inform them that such behavior will not be tolerated” at the facility.
On October 24, 2016, the male resident “took a female resident, who had significant physical limitations, outside the facility.” Before then, “he had been told that until the issues were decided by administration, he was not to take any female outside of the facility.”
Were you the victim of mistreatment, neglect, or abuse while living at Carolina Care Health and Rehabilitation? Contact the North Carolina nursing home abuse prevention lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Gaston County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Cherryville.
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