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Compass Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
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Compass Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
This long-term care home is a 70-certified bed center providing care and services to residents of Spencer and Rowan County, North Carolina. The "for-profit" Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
1404 S Salisbury Avenue
Spencer, North Carolina 28159
URL: Compass Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Compass Healthcare 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, hospice, dementia and memory care, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.
Fined $191,674 for substandard care
Financial Penalties and Violations
North Carolina and federal investigators are authorized to penalize any nursing home that violates regulations. These penalties are typically levied when the facility is cited for a serious violation that harmed or could have harmed a nursing home resident. Typically, these penalties include imposed monetary fines and denial of payment for Medicare services.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Compass Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center for $191,674 on July 21, 2017, citing substandard care. 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.
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Spencer North Carolina Nursing Home Safety Concerns
To be fully informed on the level of care nursing homes provide, families routinely research Medicare.gov and the North Carolina Department of Public Health website database systems for a complete list of deficiencies, violations, and citations.
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 four out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Develop, Write and Use Policies and Forbid Mistreatment, Neglect or Abuse of Residents – citation #F224 date July 21, 2017
The state investigators determined the nursing home "failed to prevent an avoidable fall from a mechanical lift, resulting in an injury of [one resident] reviewed for accidents and falls.” The investigation involved a severely cognitively impaired resident who “had a fall with injuries while being weighed by a mechanical lift, with only one person assisting.”
The state investigators reviewed the resident’s Care Plan and facility policy that indicated “two-person assist for transfer, when using a lift.” As a result of the accident, the resident “had a laceration to her chest , a C1 Jefferson fracture and a type II odontoid fracture, due to the fall.”
The investigators initiated an Immediate Jeopardy “when the slings for straps were not all unhooked before the sling was removed from the resident. This [failure] caused the resident to be pulled onto the floor.”
The Emergency Medical Services Report indicated that the resident “was lying on the floor supine. The nurse reported the resident was being transferred from the wheelchair to the bed , fell, and hit his head.” The resident experienced “neck pain palpitations, due to the fall from the bed [from] three feet. The resident had tenderness on the spine and paraspinal.” EMS immobilized the resident for transfer to the hospital.
The documentation states that it is unknown if the resident lost consciousness. The hospital note stated that “the patient made only incomprehensible sounds and was unable to follow a command” due to her abnormal mental status. The notation shows that “she has a laceration to the top of her head” that was the “point of impact.”
A review of the Employee Counseling statement revealed that the Nurse Aide “failed to utilize two staff for the use of a mechanical lift, for weighing a resident.”
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Do you believe that your loved one was the victim of abuse or neglect while living at Compass Healthcare 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 Rowan County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Spencer.
Our legal team offers every client a free, initial case consultation. Additionally, we offer a 100% “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee. This promise means you do not owe us anything until we have secured a monetary compensation on your behalf. All information you share with our law offices concerning your financial recovery case will remain confidential.