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Carver Living Center
Are you concerned that caregivers at the Durham County nursing facility have victimized your loved one through negligence and mistreatment? Do you suspect they have been physically, mentally, emotionally, or sexually assaulted by the nursing staff, visitors, or other patients?
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Carver Living Center
This facility is a 232-certified bed "for-profit" long-term care home providing services and cares to residents of Durham and Durham County, North Carolina. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating center is located at:
303 East Carver Street
Durham, North Carolina 27704
URL: Carver Living Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Carver Living Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long term care and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.
Fined $8,684 for substandard careFinancial Penalties and Violations
Federal and state investigators have a legal obligation to penalize any nursing home that violated a rule or regulation that harmed or could have harmed a resident. These penalties typically include imposed monetary fines or denial of payment for Medicare services. Usually, the higher the violation, the higher the fine.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Carver Living Center for $8,684 on February 09, 2018, citing substandard care. The nursing home received eight 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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Durham North Carolina Nursing Home Safety Concerns
The federal government and North Carolina Department of Public Health website update comprehensive information containing historical details of all citations and violations.
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 Respond Appropriately to All Alleged Violations – citation #F610 date July 25, 2019
The state investigators determined the nursing home "failed to thoroughly investigate an injury for [one resident] reviewed for accidents. The facility failed to investigate the plausibility of the injury and the discrepancies in [the resident’s] statements before conducting the investigation.”
The resident’s medical records indicated that the resident is “thirty-eight inches tall, or three-foot two-inches and 164 pounds.” The documentation shows that the resident “received physical therapy services from April 2, 2019, through May 1, 2019, to increase mobility and decrease pain in her right shoulder.”
Physical Therapy Progress Notes, dated April 2, 2019, revealed that the resident “was able to propel her wheelchair 100 feet, with a pain level of eight out of ten.” By April 25, 2019, the resident “was able to propel her wheelchair 250 feet, with a pain level of four out of ten.”
The resident’s Care Plan showed a focus area for “a risk for falls relative to impaired mobility, secondary to bilateral lower extremity amputations , psychoactive medication, weakness, balance deficits and open-angle [medical conditions].”
One of the resident’s interventions was “to review information on past falls, attempt to determine the cause of falls, record possible root causes, remove any potential causes if possible, and educate the resident/family/caregiver/interdisciplinary team as to the causes.”
Documentation shows that the resident was “complaining of bilateral knee pain.” The resident stated that “she was in her wheelchair and bumped into the door last night while attempting to maneuver in her room.” The resident said that “she hit the door quite hard and has had pain since then. She states both knees are painful and [medication] is not helping the pain.”
The Nurse Practitioner sent the resident to the emergency room on June 4, 2019, “due to a pain level of ten out of ten.” The resident had told the Emergency Medical Service Technicians that “she ran into the wall the previous day.” X-ray results revealed, “she fractured both of her legs above the knee and had very weak bones or osteopenia.”
The Administrator stated that the van driver had said the resident “had bumped into a wall while at the orthopedic appointment on June 3, 2019.” The nurse practitioner stated that “she called the orthopedic office and spoke with the Physician’s Assistant.” The Assistant relayed that the appointment was “uneventful, [and that the resident] did not hit a wall at the orthopedic appointment and was assisted with locomotion inside the orthopedic office.”
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