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The Greens at Pinehurst Rehabilitation and Living Center
Every staff member working in a nursing facility has a legal and ethical responsibility to provide each resident with the highest level of care according to established standards of quality. Unfortunately, many nursing facilities do not follow established procedures and protocols that prevent injuries, accidents, and the development of life-threatening pressure wounds.
If you suspect that your loved one was victimized through neglect or abuse while living in a Moore County nursing facility, the North Carolina Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys can help. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive financial compensation for your damages.The Greens at Pinehurst Rehabilitation and Living Center
This long-term care home is a 120-certified bed center providing care and services to residents of Pinehurst and Moore County, North Carolina. The “for-profit” Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
205 Rattlesnake Trail
Pinehurst, North Carolina 28374
The Greens at Pinehurst Rehabilitation and Living Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, The Greens at Pinehurst Rehabilitation and Living Center offers other services. Additional focused attention includes short-term and long term care.
The facility also provides comprehensive rehab services, wound care, individualized therapy programs, neurological rehab, pain management, orthopedic rehabilitation, stroke rehab, cardiac condition, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.
Fined $69,204 for substandard careFinancial Penalties and Violations
When investigators working for the federal government identify severe violations of nursing home rules and regulations, they can penalize the facility by a denial of payment for Medicare services or impose monetary fines.
Within the last thirty-six months, investigators imposed four monetary penalties against The Greens at Pinehurst Rehabilitation and Living Center, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $18,428 fine on November 06, 2018, a $20,965 fine on November 06, 2018, a $11,375 fine on September 14, 2017, and a $18,436 fine on February 03, 2017, for a total of $69,204. During this time, Medicare denied payment on November 06, 2018, due to a lack of quality care.
This nursing home received fifteen complaints and self-reported one serious issue over the last thirty-six months that resulted in violation citations. 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 ConsultationPinehurst North Carolina Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Your family can visit Medicare.gov and the North Carolina Department of Public Health website to obtain a complete list of all violations, citations, and deficiencies identified by investigators and surveyors.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including one out of five stars concerning health inspections, three out of five stars for staffing issues, and three 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 November 6, 2018
- 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
The state investigators determined the nursing home "failed to prevent a dependent resident from falling out of bed during incontinence care.” The resident “fell from the right side of the bed while the bed was in a high position, sustaining a bilateral femoral fracture requiring surgical intervention.”
The investigation involved a cognitively intact resident who was “non-ambulatory.” The resident requires “extensive assistance of two staff for bed mobility and extensive assistance of one staff for toileting and personal hygiene.” The resident has “one-sided impairment on the upper extremity and bilateral impairment to the lower extremities.”
At 6:45 AM on October 8, 2018, the resident “was heard screaming.” A nurse entered the room and observed the resident “lying on the floor. She complained of pain to both knees.”
A Nursing Assistant stated that she rolled the resident to change her, and the resident “was trying to get something off the nightstand.” At that time, the resident “rolled onto the floor.” The resident “requested to be transferred to the hospital for an evaluation.”
The “facility failed to provide supervision to prevent the elopement, [wandering away] from the facility, of [a] moderately cognitively impaired resident reviewed for accidents.”
The investigation revealed that the resident was unsupervised by staff when they “exited the facility by a wheelchair and traveled approximately 440 feet (146 yards) to a convenience store behind the facility on a sidewalk.” Law enforcement located the resident who “was returned to the facility with no injuries after an undetermined amount of time outside the facility.”
Were you the victim of mistreatment while you lived at The Greens at Pinehurst Rehabilitation and Living 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 Moore County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Pinehurst.
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