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Golden Years Nursing Home
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This long-term care facility is a 58-certified bed Medicare and Medicaid-participating center providing services to residents of Falcon and Cumberland County, North Carolina. The "for-profit" home is located at:
7348 North West Street
Falcon, North Carolina 28342
Golden Years Nursing Home
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Golden Years Nursing Home offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long term care. The facility also provides comprehensive rehab services, outpatient services, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.Financial Penalties and Violations
State and federal nursing home regulatory agencies penalize nursing homes by denying reimbursement payments from Medicare or imposing monetary fines. These fines are levied any time the facility is cited for a severe violation of established regulations that harm or could harm residents.
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.
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Our attorneys obtain and review data on every North Carolina long-term care home from various online publically available sources, including the Department of Public Health website 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, 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 April 4, 2019
- Failure to Ensure Residents Receive an Accurate Assessment – citation #F641 date April 4, 2019
The state investigators determined the nursing home "failed to follow established infection control guidelines for hand hygiene and glove changing while [care] was provided for one resident.” A “nurse failed to perform hand hygiene between contaminated and sterile procedures” against facility policies and federal regulations.
In a separate summary statement of deficiencies, dated March 8, 2018, the facility “failed to ensure infection control practices were followed during [suctioning].” The state investigators observed a nurse providing suctioning for a resident. “Before the provision of suctioning, the resident was observed to have large amounts of thick, tannish colored secretions. The secretions covered approximately half of the resident’s [medical] dressing, and the secretions extended to a washcloth laying below the dressing.”
The nurse stated that the resident had been suctioned about 1.5 hours before and typically had large amounts of secretion. After suctioning was completed, the Nurse verified that she had used the “same catheter she used to suction the resident earlier that morning.”
The nurse stated that “she did not always change a suction catheter , and she routinely uses [it] a couple of times before discarding the catheter.” The Director of Nursing discussed facility suctioning policies, especially nasopharyngeal suctioning.
The Director confirmed that “nurses were to dispose of suctioning catheters after completing [one] suctioning, according to their policy.” The nurse verified that “they were to use a new catheter each time a suctioning procedure was done.”
The nursing home “facility failed to accurately quote information correctly for [one resident] whose MDS (Minimum Data Set) Assessment [was being] reviewed.” The state investigators reviewed the resident’s Quarterly MDS (Minimum Data Set) Assessment dated March 21, 2019. The surveyors determined that the assessment had been coded inaccurately.
The document indicated that the resident was receiving special treatments including oxygen suction, invasive mechanical ventilation, IV medications, hospice, and was on isolation/quarantine.
The MDS Licensed Practical Nurse stated that “she must have been distracted to make these errors and the resident did not have any of those conditions.” The MDS Consultant Nurse who “signed off on the MDS stated that she typically looks at [various sections] and said that it was an oversight [and] that she did not catch the errors.” This nurse said, “her expectation is that the MDS is coded accurately.”
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