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Hunter Woods Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
Some statistics show that more than one million Americans currently live in nursing homes. Many of these patients are our mothers, fathers, grandparents, siblings, children, and friends. Families often relocate their loved one into a nursing home, believing that they will receive the best care and improve their quality of life in a safe environment.
Unfortunately, mistreatment still occurs in many nursing homes, including those in Mecklenburg County. If your loved one was injured or died prematurely while residing in a nursing home, contact the North Carolina Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal intervention. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive monetary compensation for your damages.Hunter Woods Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
This Medicare and Medicaid-participating nursing center is a "for-profit" home providing services to residents of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. The 120-certified bed long-term care home is located at:
620 Tom Hunter Road
Charlotte, North Carolina 28213
Hunter Woods Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Hunter Woods 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, assisted and independent living options, medically-complex care, respiratory care, bariatric care, pulmonary care, IV (intervenous) care, post-stroke care, enteral nutrition, pain management, hospice, oncology care, dementia and memory care, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.
Fined $21,820 for substandard careFinancial Penalties and Violations
Federal and state investigators can penalize any nursing home that has violated rules and regulations that resulted in harm or could have resulted in the harm of a resident. These penalties include imposing monetary fines and denying payment for Medicare services.
Within the last three years, investigators imposed two monetary penalties against Hunter Woods Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, citing substandard care. These penalties include an $8,193 fine on December 08, 2017, and a $13,627 fine on March 14, 2017, for a total of $21,820.
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 State of North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (Adult Protective Services) Website.
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The federal government and North Carolina Department of Public Health website update comprehensive information containing historical details of all citations and violations.
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 four out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Ensure the Nursing Home Area Remained Free of Accident Hazards and Risks and Provides Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F323 date October 14, 2016
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to lock wheelchair brakes and to use a gait belt during a transfer, which resulted in a fall for [one resident].” The incident involved a severely, cognitively impaired resident who “requires extensive assistance of two persons for transfers and fell [without] injuries since the prior assessment.”
The resident’s Care Plan revealed that “there were no interventions in place to prevent falls, including staff assistance for transfers.” The resident’s SBAR (Situation, Background, Assessment, Recommendation) revealed that the resident “fell without injury during a transfer from the toilet to the wheelchair.”
The Fall Investigation Report revealed that the resident “fell when [a Nurse Aide] attempted to transfer her into a wheelchair with unlocked brakes and without a gait belt.” The Nurse Aide made a statement indicating that “she forgot to lock the brakes of the wheelchair and use a gait belt.”
On October 14, 2016, the Nurse Aide was observed transferring the resident “into a wheelchair with locked brakes. This Nurse Aide assisted the resident “to stand to pivot on the right leg from the bed to the wheelchair [and] did not use a gait belt during the transfer.”
The investigators interviewed this Nurse Aide who stated that “the resident requires the assistance of one person for transfers [and] reported a gait belt was not required for [this resident’s] transfers.”
The investigators interviewed the Licensed Nurse on Duty who revealed that the resident requires “the assistance of one person and the use of a gait belt during transfers [and reported that the Nurse Aide had reported that the resident’s] fall on the evening of September 18, 2016.” The Nurse reported that the Nurse Aide “did not lock the wheelchair brakes [before] the transfer and the chair rolled back.” The Nurse said that the Nurse Aide “did not use a gait belt which was required for [this resident’s] transfer.”
Were you the victim of mistreatment while you lived at Hunter Woods 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 Mecklenburg County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Charlotte.
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