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Greendale Forest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
Every nursing home in North Carolina has a legal obligation to provide each patient with the highest level of care according to established standards of quality. Unfortunately, many nursing staff will fail to follow the traditional procedures and protocols that can lead to preventable accidents , injuries, and the development of life-threatening bedsores.
If your loved one was injured while residing in Greene County nursing facility, contact the North Carolina Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for help. Our team of abuse prevention lawyers has successfully resolved many compensation cases just like yours, and we can help your family too.Greendale Forest Nursing And Rehabilitation Center
This nursing home is a Medicare and Medicaid-participating "for-profit" center providing care and services to residents of Snow Hill and Greene County, North Carolina. The 115-certified bed nursing facility is located at:
1304 SE Second Street
Snow Hill, North Carolina 28580
URL: Greendale Forest Nursing And Rehabilitation Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Greendale Forest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long term care.
The facility also provides comprehensive rehab services, wound care, progressive care plans, post-surgical recovery, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.
Fined $27,254 for substandard careFinancial Penalties and Violations
State surveyors and federal investigators penalize nursing homes by denying payment of medical services or imposing monetary fines. These penalties are levied when the nursing home is cited for serious violations of regulations that harmed or could have harmed residents.
Within the last three years, investigators imposed two monetary penalties against Greendale Forest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $13,627 fine on February 02, 2018, and a $13,627 fine on December 13, 2017, for a total of $27,254.
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 ConsultationSnow Hill North Carolina Nursing Home Safety Concerns
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 two out of five stars concerning health inspections, one out of five stars for staffing issues, and one 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 February 2, 2018
- Failure to Immediately Notify the Resident’s Doctor or Family Member of a Change in the Resident’s Condition – citation #F580 date December 13, 2017
The state investigators determined the nursing home "failed to secure a resident in a mechanical lift, for [one resident] reviewed for supervision to prevent accidents during transfers. The resident fell from the total mechanical lift , hit her head on the floor, and sustained a hemorrhage contusion to the right frontal lobe of the brain.”
The investigators reviewed the resident’s Care Plan that stated: “the resident was to be transferred with a total mechanical lift, using a medium sling.” A Progress Note in the clinical records indicated that “at approximately 11:00 AM on January 27, 2018, [the nurse] heard a scream and a loud noise from [the resident’s room].”
The nurse [went] into the room and saw the resident under the total mechanical lift with [their] body across the lift’s legs and [their] head on the floor.” The note said that “the resident was not moved.” The nursing staff called Emergency Medical Services (911) and “the resident was transferred to the hospital.”
The “facility failed to notify the Responsible Party for [a resident] of the resident’s injury.” An Incident Report revealed that “the nurse was called to the resident’s room by the Nursing Assistant, due to a knot and noted with bruising to [the resident’s] right forehead.” The note indicated that “the resident stated she fell this morning , tonight, and three months ago.”
The investigators reviewed the Nursing Notes that revealed: “there was no documentation stating that the Responsible Party was notified of the injury to [the resident’s] forehead.” The investigator spoke to the Responsible Party, who stated that “no one from the facility notified [them] of the injury.”
This failure was confirmed by a nurse who stated: “that she did not notify the Responsible Party,” as required by law.
Do you suspect that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment while living at Greendale Forest Nursing 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 Greene County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Snow Hill.
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