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Elizabeth City Health and Rehabilitation
Many of the problems associated with mistreatment occurring in assisted-living facilities in nursing homes are the result of a lack of trained personnel, minimal supervision, or understaffing. In these incidents, the needs of the residents are often ignored; they suffer serious injuries from a fall or develop life-threatening bedsores . Other residents wander away from the facility due to a lack of supervision.
Was your loved one assaulted, abused, mistreated, or neglected while residing in a Pasquotank County nursing facility? If so, contact the North Carolina Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal assistance. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive monetary compensation for your damages.Elizabeth City Health And Rehabilitation
This long-term care home is a "for-profit" 146-certified bed center providing care and services to residents of Elizabeth City and Pasquotank County, North Carolina. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
1075 US Highway 17th South
Elizabeth City, North Carolina 27909
URL: Elizabeth City Health And Rehabilitation
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Elizabeth City Health and Rehabilitation offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long term care and comprehensive rehab services, wound care, IV (intervenous) care, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.Financial Penalties and Violations
North Carolina and federal regulatory agencies are responsible for monitoring nursing homes. These agencies can impose monetary fines or deny reimbursement payments through Medicare in response to severe violations. These penalties are typically levied when the violation is severe and harmed or could have harmed a resident.
The nursing home received four 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 ConsultationElizabeth City North Carolina Nursing Home Safety Concerns
North Carolina and Medicare.com routinely update their long-term care home database systems with info on violations, citations, and deficiencies. These updates ensure families are fully informed of the level of care every nursing home in their community provides.
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 two out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Provide and Implement an Infection Protection and Control Program – citation #F880 date June 27, 2019
- Failure to Provide Appropriate Care for Residents Who Are Incontinent of Bowel and Bladder to Prevent Urinary Tract Infections – citation #F690 date June 28, 2018
The state investigators determined the nursing home "failed to properly clean a glucose meter after use for [one resident] observed during a medication pass.” Additionally, “the facility failed to store individual glucose meters in a sanitary manner for [a resident].”
The state investigators observed a nurse preparing medications for a resident. The nurse failed to follow established protocols and maintain a sanitary and sterile environment for the glucometer between uses. The nurse used a container of wipes with a purple top.
The Assistant Director of Nursing verified that “she taught infection control in the facility.” The Director of Nursing stated that “the container wipes with the purple top the nurse [used while] providing care did not have bleach” and “ should not have been used to clean the glucose meter.”
The “facility failed to identify and document the medical justification for an indwelling urinary catheter for [one resident].” The investigation involved a severely cognitively impaired resident with “short-term and long-term memory loss.” The resident’s medical records indicated that the resident had “an indwelling urinary catheter.”
However, the medical records did not provide an adequate diagnosis for the need of any catheter.
The state investigators observed the resident “lying in bed, and a urinary drainage bag containing urine was hanging from the frame of the bed.” The Unit Manager stated that she was unable to find any diagnosis to verify the use of an indwelling urinary catheter.
The Director of Nursing stated that “upon readmission [of a resident with an indwelling urinary catheter to the facility] she expected the admitting nurse or the nurse [from] the next day to call the Physician and justify the catheter .”
Do you believe that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment, abuse, or neglect while living at Elizabeth City 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 Pasquotank County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Elizabeth City.
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