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Hendersonville Health and Rehabilitation Nursing Center Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
Attorneys for Neglected & Mistreated at Hendersonville Health and Rehabilitation Nursing Center
Do you suspect that your loved one is being mistreated while living in a Henderson County nursing facility? Are you concerned that their injuries are the result of negligence by the nursing staff, physical assault by other patients, or physical, or sexual abuse by others?
If so, contact the North Carolina Nursing Home Law Center attorneys now for immediate legal intervention. Our team of abuse prevention lawyers can work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive financial compensation to recover your damages.
Hendersonville Health and Rehabilitation Nursing Center
This long-term care center is a "for-profit" 130-certified bed home providing cares to residents of Flat Rock and Henderson County, North Carolina. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
104 College Drive
Flat Rock, North Carolina 28731
Hendersonville Health and Rehabilitation Nursing Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Hendersonville Health and Rehabilitation Nursing Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation.
Financial Penalties and Violations
Both the state of North Carolina and federal agencies penalize nursing homes by denying reimbursement payments from Medicare or imposing monetary fines anytime the facility is cited for a severe violation of established regulations and rules that harm or could harm residents.
Within the years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine of $8128 on November 19, 2017, against Hendersonville Health and Rehab Nursing Center, citing substandard care. During this time, Medicare denied payment on November 19, 2017, due to a lack of quality care.
The nursing home received one complaint over the last thirty-six months that resulted in a violation citation. Additional information about this nursing home can be found on the North Carolina Department of HHS Adult Protective Services Website.
Flat Rock North Carolina Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Information on every intermediate and long-term care home in the state can be reviewed on government-owned and operated database websites including the North Carolina Department of Public Health 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 four out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Keep Every Resident Free from Physical Restraints Unless Need for Medical Treatment – citation #F221 date November 19, 2017
The state investigators determined that the facility “failed to provide an environment free from restraint when a resident got his head stuck in the side rail of his bed.” The resident’s “head had to be released from inside the side rail by fire rescue personnel.”
The investigation revealed that there was one bed “with side rails with openings [at the nursing home] that had the potential for entrapment out of the 130 beds in the facility.” The investigators initiated an Immediate Jeopardy that was removed “when the facility provided and implemented a Credible Allegation of Compliance. The facility remains out of compliance at a scope and severity level of D (Isolated with no actual harm with potential for more than minimal harm that is not an Immediate Jeopardy) to ensure monitoring systems put into place are effective.”
The investigators interviewed a facility Nurse, who explained: “nurses are expected to complete a Side Rail Assessment when a resident was admitted and again when readmitted if the resident was out of the facility greater than twenty-four hours.” However, the nurse further stated that “she had received no training in the facility to determine the length of the side rails, but based on her nursing experience, the side rails that were on [the resident’s] bed when he got his head stuck were half length side rails.”
The nurse explained that the resident “was calm at times with other times he moved and squirmed in bed and there were a few times when she had seen him twisted in bed and she and the Nursing Assistants had repositioned him.” The surveyors reviewed a Nursing Note documented by one nurse who stated that it 6:00 AM, a Nursing Aide “who was also a Medication Aide, reported that the [resident] had his head through the side rail of his bed and was stuck.”
The documentation shows that the nurses attempted to apply lubrication to the resident’s face “and attempt to slide his head out [from the railings] without success.” The staff called 911, and the Fire Department and emergency medical services freed the resident’s head without injury.
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Has your loved one been being mistreated or neglected while living at Hendersonville Health And Rehabilitation Nursing Center? Contact the North Carolina nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Henderson County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Flat Rock.
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