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Glenbridge Health and Rehabilitation Center
There are significant problems involving mistreatment occurring in nursing facilities nationwide. Typically, a lack of quality care often results from untrained nursing staff, minimal supervision, or insufficient staffing members on each shift. In these incidents, the patient’s needs are often ignored. This neglect can cause broken bones due to falling or the development of preventable pressure sores.
If your loved one was injured while residing in a Watauga County nursing facility, 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. We can begin working on your case today.Glenbridge Health and Rehabilitation Center
This long-term care facility is a 134-certified bed "for-profit" home providing services and cares to residents of Boone and Watauga County, North Carolina. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating center is located at:
211 Milton Brown Heirs Road
Boone, North Carolina 28607
URL: Glenbridge Health and Rehabilitation Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Glenbridge Health and Rehabilitation Center offers other services. Additional focused attention includes short-term and long term care.
The facility also provides comprehensive rehab services, wound care, pulmonary care, IV (intervenous) care, respite care, hospice, oncology care, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.
Lawyers for Neglected & Abused at Glenbridge Health and Rehabilitation CenterFinancial Penalties and Violations
The investigators working for the state of North Carolina and the federal government have the legal authority to impose monetary fines and deny payment for Medicare services if the nursing home has been cited for serious violations of established regulations and rules.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Glenbridge Health and Rehabilitation Center for $13,627 on February 24, 2018, citing substandard care. 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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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 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 Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F689 date March 7, 2019
- Failure to Provide and Implement an Infection Protection and Control Program – citation #F880 date February 24, 2018
The state investigators determined the nursing home "failed to safely transfer a resident, using a mechanical lift with a two-person assist.” The deficient practice “resulted in a resident falling from the lift and obtaining a skin tear.” Surveyors determined the nursing home “failed to correctly place a sling pad under the resident before lifting the resident and using the mechanical lift.”
The Incident Report, dated February 10, 2019, revealed that a Nursing Assistant was called to a resident’s room. The Assistant stated that while transferring the resident “from the bed to the wheelchair , the sling pad came unhooked from the mechanical lift, and [the resident] fell to the floor from the mechanical lift.”
The accident caused the resident to receive a skin tear “to her right forearm.” The Nurse Aide confirmed during an interview that while caring for the resident on that day, the resident “fell from the mechanical lift. The incident happened just before breakfast.”
The nursing home facility “ failed to disinfect two glucometers (low glucose meters used for blood sugar monitoring) according to the manufacturer’s recommendations.” The protocol dictates that the glucometer surface must be disinfected using the appropriate wipes that thoroughly wet the device. The wet surface must be allowed to dry completely for a full four minutes.
The surveyors continually observed a nurse performing finger stick blood sugar tests. The nurse failed to follow established protocols by not using germicidal disposal wipes and allowing the wet substance to disinfect the product for at least four minutes.
The nurse verified that she failed to follow protocols and “should not have wiped each glucometer with the paper towel because each glucometer was required to remain wet for four minutes.”
Do you suspect that your loved one suffered injury, mistreatment, abuse, neglect, or died prematurely while living at Glenbridge 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 Watauga County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Boone.
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