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Hunter Hills Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
Do you believe that your loved one is being neglected, abused, or mistreated while living in a Nash County nursing facility? Are you concerned that the harm they experience is occurring at the hands of caregivers or other residents? Contact the North Carolina Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal help.
Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive an adequate monetary recovery for your damages. We use the law to ensure that those responsible for causing the harm are held legally accountable. Let us begin working on your case today.Hunter Hills Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
This facility is a 141-certified bed "for-profit" long-term care home providing services and cares to residents of Rocky Mount and Nash County, North Carolina. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating center is located at:
7369 Hunter Hill Road
Rocky Mount, North Carolina 27804
Hunter Hills Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Hunter Hills Nursing and Rehabilitation Center offers other services. Additional focused attention includes short-term and long term care. The facility also provides comprehensive rehab services, wound care, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.
Fined $23,218 for substandard careFinancial Penalties and Violations
The state and federal investigators have the legal authority to penalize any nursing home that has been cited for a severe violation that harmed or could have harmed a nursing home resident. Typically, these penalties include imposed monetary fines and denial of payment for Medicare services.
Within the last three years, investigators imposed two monetary penalties against Hunter Hills Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $10,540 fine on October 18, 2018, and a $12,678 fine on July 28, 2018, for a total of $23,218.
The nursing home received seven 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 ConsultationRocky Mount North Carolina Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Our attorneys review data on every long-term and intermediate care facility on Medicare.com and the North Carolina Department of Public Health website.
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 Protect Every Resident from All Forms of Abuse Including Physical and Sexual Assault, Physical Punishment, and Neglect by Anybody – citation #F600 date July 28, 2018
- Failure to Provide Residents Proper Treatment to Prevent the Development of New Bedsores or Allow Existing Pressure Wound to Heal – citation #F314 date November 16, 2017
- Failure to Provide and Implement an Infection Protection and Control Program – citation #F880 date November 16, 2018
The state investigators determined the nursing home "neglected to treat and monitor multiple pressure ulcers and neglected to attempt alternative measures to address the resident’s refusal of treatment.” Specifically, “the facility’s failure to treat the wounds and address the resident’s refusal to allow the wound treatment, as ordered, resulted in maggots developing in one of the resident’s wounds.”
Surveyors observed the resident “with maggots present in the pressure ulcer on his right upper leg.” The nursing staff transferred the resident “to the hospital for evaluation and treatment.”
The “facility failed to turn and reposition [two residents] with pressure ulcers [and] failed to implement ‘bunny’ boots for [another resident].” The nursing home also “failed to do weekly skin assessments for [one of the three residents].”
The nursing home “failed to disinfect glucometers, per the manufacturer’s recommendation, after [being] used to check blood sugars.” The facility “also failed to complete and document surveillance and data, to track and trend infections in the facility, during the previous seven of ten months.”
The nurse performing blood sugar tests failed to follow established disinfecting protocols. The nurse did not provide adequate time to sanitize the device correctly . The nurse should have used “wipe packages labeled bactericidal, fungicidal, tuberculocidal, and viricidal.” The nurse failed to ensure that the disinfectant remained on the device for at least four minutes. Instead, the nurse wiped “the glucometer off [after] approximately ten seconds. The nurse threw the wipe away and set the glucometer in a cup, without a wipe.”
The nurse said that “she was to leave the glucometer in the cup for five minutes to kill all the germs, and also let it air-dry, and then it was ready for use.”
Do you suspect that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment while living at Hunter Hills 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 Nash County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Rocky Mount.
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