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The Graybrier Nursing and Retirement 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 Randolph 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.The Graybrier Nursing and Retirement Center
This center is a 128-certified bed Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility providing services to residents of Trinity and Randolph County, North Carolina. The "for-profit" long-term care home is located at:
116 Lane Drive
Trinity, North Carolina 27370
The Graybrier Nursing and Retirement Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, The Graybrier Nursing and Retirement Center offers other services. Additional focused attention includes short-term and long term care. The facility also provides comprehensive rehab services, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.
Fined $13,627 for substandard careFinancial Penalties and Violations
Both the State of North Carolina and the federal government can impose a monetary fine or deny payments through Medicare when a nursing facility has been found to violate established regulations and rules. The higher the financial penalty, the more serious the violation is that likely harmed or could have harmed one or more residents at the nursing home.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against The Graybrier Nursing and Retirement Center for $13,627 on October 26, 2017, citing substandard care. 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 ConsultationTrinity North Carolina Nursing Home Safety Concerns
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, two out of five stars for staffing issues, and one out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Keep Every Resident Free from Physical Restraints Unless Need for Medical Treatment – citation #F221 date August 3, 2017
- Failure to Ensure the Nursing Home Area Remained Free of Accident Hazards and Risks and Provides Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F323 date October 26, 2017
The state investigators determined the nursing home "utilized quarter length side rails, positioned in the middle section on each side of the bed, without considering them to be a restraint and without a medical symptom.” The deficient practice involved eight residents, “reviewed for physical restraints .”
One incident involved a significantly cognitively impaired resident who “was dependent on two or more staff with bed mobility and transfers.” A review of this resident’s Medical Record revealed that “there had been no side rail risk assessments completed. Additionally, there is no mention of the use of side rails on the resident’s Plan of Care.”
A Nurse stated during an interview, that “all residents in the facility have quarter length side rails.” Another nurse said that “this resident had bilateral quarter length side rails and was not capable of getting out of bed on her own.”
The Director of Nursing stated that “all residents in the facility had quarter length side rails [and revealed that] the facility had not utilized side rail risk assessments, since all residents had the same quarter length side rails.”
The “facility failed to prevent injury for [one resident], who was at risk for injury related to a history of falls.” The resident’s last fall required hospitalization.
A Nursing Note, dated October 20, 2017, indicated that the resident “had a fall in the sunroom and experienced a skin tear to the left arm.” Another Nursing Note indicated that the resident “had gotten up out of his wheelchair and was attempting to ambulate without the assistance of the nurse’s station. A nurse who witnessed the fall was unsuccessful at intervening and preventing the resident from falling.” The resident “suffered a cut to the forehead and was sent, via ambulance, to the emergency room at the local hospital.”
Do you suspect that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment while living at The Graybrier Nursing and Retirement 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 Randolph County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Trinity.
We do not charge for case evaluations and consultations. Also, we provide a 100% “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee. This promise means we will postpone all of your payments for legal services until after we have secured a financial recovery on your behalf.