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Forrest Oakes Healthcare Center
Deciding to entrust the medical team at a nursing home to provide a loved one the highest level of care can never be easy. In some situations, Nurses and Nurse’s Aides will assure the family that they follow established standards of care when, in fact, that does not happen. Without warning, their loved one can be victimized through mistreatment , neglect, or abuse due to mismanagement, insufficient staffing, or poor hiring practices.
Was your loved one injured while living in a Stanly County nursing facility? If so, contact the North Carolina Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal help. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers handle your case to ensure your family receives financial compensation to recover your damages. We can begin working on your case now.Forrest Oakes Healthcare Center
This long-term care home is a 60-certified bed center providing care and services to residents of Albemarle and Stanly County, North Carolina. The "for-profit" Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
620 Heathwood Drive
Albemarle, North Carolina 28001
Forrest Oakes Healthcare Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Forrest Oakes Healthcare 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, enteral nutrition, pain management, hospice, oncology care, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.
Fined $7,543 for substandard careFinancial Penalties and Violations
North Carolina and federal nursing home regulatory agencies penalize nursing homes cited for severe violations. These penalties can include denying reimbursement payments from Medicare or imposing monetary fines anytime the facility when a severe violation of established regulations has harmed or could have harmed residents.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Forrest Oakes Healthcare Center for $7,543 on September 14, 2017, citing substandard care. The nursing home received three 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 ConsultationAlbemarle North Carolina Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Information on every intermediate and long-term care home in the state can be reviewed on government-owned and operated database websites, including the North Carolina Department of Public Health and Medicare.gov.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including one out of five stars concerning health inspections, two out of five stars for staffing issues, and three out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Ensure the Nursing Home Area Remained Free of Accident Hazards and Risks and Provides Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F323 date September 14, 2017
- Failure to Honor the Resident’s Rights to a Dignified Existence, Self-Determination, Communication, and Exercise His or Her Rights – citation #F550 date July 2, 2018
The state investigators determined the nursing home "failed to ensure a resident’s safety, when a mobile resident was improperly positioned in a geriatric (Geri) chair when transferred by one staff using a mechanical lift.”
The improper positioning caused the Geri-chair to tip backward . The resident slid out of the chair “onto the floor and sustained a golf ball sized hematoma to the back of her head.”
The “facility failed to treat [a resident] in a respectful and dignified manner during incontinence care, causing the resident to feel embarrassed.” The investigation involved a cognitively intact resident who “had no behaviors and no rejection of care [and] required extensive assistance of one with toileting, dressing, and locomotion on the unit.”
This resident “was frequently incontinent of bowel and bladder.” A family member of the resident filed a concern form indicating that a Nursing Assistant had asked the resident “why she had not gone to the bathroom instead of using her brief.” The family member was concerned because the incident made [the resident] “feel bad, [indicating that] she cannot control her bowels and bladder right now and this is not her fault.”
The family member stated that the resident “was demeaned and made to feel worse than she already feels about her condition.” A Social Service Progress Review Note indicated that the resident “was able to understand, respond, and make herself understood.”
The resident said that “she pressed her call light because she needed assistance to go to the bathroom for a bowel movement. She indicated it took about fifteen minutes for the call light to be answered and during that time, she had a bowel movement in her brief.”
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