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Currituck Health and Rehabilitation Center
Many families have limited options on how to handle the care of a loved one who requires medical professionals in a skilled nursing environment. Typically, reputable nursing homes follow established procedures and protocols to ensure that every resident’s needs are met. Unfortunately, mistreatment still occurs in some facilities in North Carolina.
If your loved one was victimized while living in a Currituck County nursing facility, contact the North Carolina Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers represent your family to ensure you receive financial compensation from recovering your damages. Call us now so we can begin working on your case today.Currituck Health and Rehabilitation Center
This nursing center is a "non-profit" Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility providing services and care to residents of Barco and Currituck County, North Carolina. The 100-certified bed long-term care nursing home is located at:
3907 Caratoke Highway
Barco, North Carolina 27917
Currituck Health and Rehabilitation Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Currituck Health and Rehabilitation Center offers other services. Additional focused attention includes short-term and long term care, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.Financial Penalties and Violations
The federal government and the state of North Carolina are authorized to penalize any nursing home with monetary fines or deny payment for Medicare services when the facility has been cited for serious violations of rules and regulations.
The nursing home received one complaint over the last thirty-six months 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 ConsultationBarco 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, one out of five stars for staffing issues, and four out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Implement Gradual Dose Reductions (GDR) and Non-Pharmacological Interventions Involving Psychotropic Medications – citation #F758 date November 28, 2018
- Failure to Keep Resident’s Personal Medical Records Private and Confidential – citation #F583 date January 25, 2018
The state investigators determined the nursing home "failed to address a gradual dose reduction for antidepressant medications for [one resident] who had her medications reviewed.” The facility also “failed to complete an Abnormal Involuntary Movement test for [another resident] on anti-psychotic medications .”
The first investigation involved a cognitively intact resident who “had received antidepressant medications for seven days out of the last seven days in the lookback period.” The facility Pharmacist stated that they had talked to the Director of Nursing with recommendations to reduce the dose gradually.
However, there were no documents in the resident’s medical records concerning the gradual dose reduction. The resident’s Physician stated that the Pharmacist “used to recommend dose reductions and he would make a judgment on those requests monthly.” However, “that practice had stopped quite a few months ago. The Physician stated if a dose reduction was brought to his attention, he would address it.”
In a separate case, the nursing staff was to test another resident taking antipsychotic medications to identify abnormal involuntary movements associated with taking medication. Tardive Dyskinesia “is a chronic and potentially irreversible medication-induced movement disorder” and often a common side effect of taking antipsychotic drugs.
The facility Clinical Manager “was unable to explain why the Abnormal Involuntary Movement test was not conducted for the resident.” The Interim Director of Nursing verified that the test should be done according to protocol.
The “facility failed to provide full visual privacy for [one resident] observed for activities of daily living.” The investigation involved a resident who was “totally dependent on staff for her activities of daily living, including bathing,” due to dementia.
The staff is directed to complete the resident’s activities of daily living, including bathing and “maintain privacy during care activity.” However, the resident was observed “lying in her bed uncovered. The privacy curtain was opened eighteen inches, with the resident in full view from the hall.”
A Nursing Assistant stated that “she had closed the curtain, but when she walked by the curtain, she must have opened it and did not realize it. She further stated she had walked away from the resident into the bathroom and had not covered her but should have.”
Do you suspect that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment while residing at Currituck Health 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 Currituck County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Barco.
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