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Chatham Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
Are you concerned that your loved one living in a nursing facility might be the victim of mistreatment? Were they injured in a preventable fall or develop avoidable bedsores because the nursing home neglected to provide adequate supervision or nursing care? Did the facility’s caregivers, visitors, or other patients physically, verbally, mentally, or sexually abuse your loved one?
The North Carolina Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys fight aggressively to maintain the rights of Surry County nursing home patients. Our team of abuse prevention lawyers uses the law to obtain financial compensation for victims who want to seek justice for their injuries. Contact us now so we can begin working on your case today.Chatham Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
This Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is a "for-profit" center providing services to residents of Elkin and Surry County, North Carolina. The 99-certified bed long-term care home is located at:
700 Johnston Ridge Road
Elkin, North Carolina 28621
Chatham Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Chatham Nursing and Rehabilitation Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long term care.
The facility also provides comprehensive rehab services, wound care, pulmonary care, IV (intervenous) care, post-stroke care, pain management, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.
Fined $11,701 for substandard careFinancial Penalties and Violations
State and federal nursing home regulatory agency investigators are responsible for penalizing any facility that has violated rules and regulations. Typically, these penalties are levied when the violation harmed or could have harmed a resident. These penalties often include monetary fines and denying payment of Medicare services.
Within the last three years, investigators imposed two monetary penalties against Chatham Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $2,399 fine on September 29, 2017, and a $9,302 fine on September 29, 2017, for a total of $11,701.
The nursing home received fourteen 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 ConsultationElkin 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 one out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Provide Residents Proper Treatment to Prevent the Development of New Bedsores or Allow Existing Pressure Wound to Heal – citation #F314 date September 29, 2017
- Failure to Quickly Tell the Resident’s Doctor the Results of Lab Tests – citation #F505 date December 15, 2016
The state investigators determined the nursing home "failed to assess for worsening of a facility-acquired pressure ulcer and failed to prevent the development of a new pressure ulcer.” In one case, a resident’s Wound Assessment Report indicated that the resident had a left ischium wound. The wound measured “3.0 cm x 3.0 cm x 0.3 cm with 90% eschar and 10% granulation, with a small amount of serous drainage.”
Standard protocol requires the nursing staff to record the appearance, amount, and odor of the drainage and obtain a culture and notify the Physician of the results. However, as the wound progressed, the nursing staff failed to change the treatment order. Specifically, “there was no evidence documented in the resident’s Treatment Administration Record that the left ischium unstageable pressure ulcer was treated with [the right medication].”
The “facility failed to notify the Physician of abnormal labs and results during treatment [a resident was receiving for incontinence].” The lab results indicated an abnormally high blood count of 14.5 (where normal high would be 10). The Physician repeated “the lab test [two days later that revealed a higher] white blood count of 14.8.”
The Physician ordered an antibiotic medication given intramuscularly every day for five days and [ordered] to administer intravenous fluids for two days. The “Physician had written to get labs from Monday to chart for review,” including a urine culture/sensitivity test.
However, a review of the lab books for the nursing unit and lab services “ revealed there was no documentation [that the laboratory tests] had been requested or obtained.”
Do you believe that your loved one was the victim of abuse or neglect while living at Chatham Nursing and Rehabilitation 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 Surry County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Elkin.
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