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Hillside Nursing Center of Wake Forest
Many families have limited options for what to do when they can no longer provide care to a loved one in need of extensive medical treatments or hygiene assistance. Some families choose to relocate their loved one into a nursing home, believing that they will receive the best care in a safe, compassionate environment. Unfortunately, mistreatment still occurs at many facilities throughout North Carolina.
If your loved one was abused or neglected while residing in a Wake County nursing facility, contact the North Carolina Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal help. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers work on your behalf to ensure that those responsible for causing the harm are held legally and financially accountable. We will use the law to ensure your family receives monetary compensation for your damages.Hillside Nursing Center Of Wake Forest
This long-term care facility is a 130-certified bed Medicare-participating center providing services to residents of Wake Forest and Wake County, North Carolina. The "for-profit" home is located at:
968 East Wait Avenue
Wake Forest, North Carolina 27588
Hillside Nursing Center Of Wake Forest
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Hillside Nursing Center of Wake Forest offers other services. Additional focused attention includes short-term and long term care.
The facility also provides comprehensive rehab services, wound care, pulmonary care, IV (intervenous) care, post-stroke care, enteral nutrition, pain management, hospice, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.Financial 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 monetary penalty, the more serious the violation is that likely harmed or could have harmed one or more residents at the nursing home.
This nursing home received seven 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 ConsultationWake Forest 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, two out of five stars for staffing issues, and four out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Timely Report Suspected Abuse, Neglect or Theft and Report the Results of the Investigation to Proper Authorities – citation #F609 date May 17, 2018
- Failure to Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F689 date September 25, 2018
The state investigators determined the nursing home " failed to report an abuse allegation and serious injury of unknown origin to the State Agency, within the required time frame for [one resident].” The investigation involved a severely cognitively impaired resident whose “left lower leg skin appeared blue/yellow [with] swelling. This [wound] was described as a non-witnessed incident.”
T he surveyors reviewed the resident’s medical records and Radiology Report with findings that included acute oblique, slightly displaced fractures present in through the distal left tibia and fibula (the two bones of the lower leg). Oblique fractures are slanted fractures that occur when force is applied at an angle, other than a right angle, to the bone.”
The documents at the facility showed that the Director of Nursing completed an initial allegation report and filed it to the State Agency, indicating an allegation of resident abuse. The Director stated in the statement that “she would consider the resident’s tibia and fibula fractures to be serious bodily injuries.”
The “facility failed to use a mechanical lifting device during [a resident’s] transfer from the bed to the chair and the transfer back into the bed.” A Unit Manager instructed a Nursing Aide to obtain a lifting pad to lift a resident. Sometime later, the resident was seen in the dining room with “a skin tear with dried blood and the left leg was swollen, painful, and bruised.”
The Director of Nursing and Administrator indicated that the Nurse Aide “should have used a mechanical lift to transfer [the resident] into and out of bed.”
Do you suspect that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment while living at Hillside Nursing Center of Wake Forest? Contact the North Carolina nursing home abuse prevention lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Wake County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Wake Forest.
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