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Huntersville Oaks Nursing Home
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 Mecklenburg 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.Huntersville Oaks Nursing Home
This long-term care facility is a 168-certified bed "non-profit" home providing services and cares to residents of Huntersville and Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating center is located at:
12019 Verhoeff Drive
Huntersville, North Carolina 28078
Huntersville Oaks Nursing Home
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Huntersville Oaks Nursing Home offers other services. Additional focused attention includes short-term and long term care. The facility also offers comprehensive rehab services and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.
Fined $64,666 for substandard careFinancial Penalties and Violations
State and federal investigators have the legal authority to penalize any nursing home cited for serious violations of regulations and rules. These penalties include levying monetary fines and denying payment of Medicare services. Typically, these violations result in penalties when investigators found severe problems that harmed or could have harmed a resident.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Huntersville Oaks Nursing Home for $64,666 on August 17, 2017, citing substandard care. During this time, Medicare denied payment on August 17, 2017, due to a lack of quality care.
The nursing home received fifty-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 ConsultationHuntersville North Carolina Nursing Home Safety Concerns
The state of North Carolina and federal government nursing home regulatory agencies routinely update their care home database system. This list contains historical information of all citations and violations.
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 Develop, Write and Use Policies and Forbid Mistreatment, Neglect or Abuse of Residents – citation #F224 date October 5, 2017
- Failure to Report and Investigate Any Act or Reports of Abuse, Neglect or Mistreatment of Residents – citation #F225 date October 5, 2017
- Failure to Develop, Implement and Enforce Policies That Prevent Mistreatment, Neglect or Abuse of Residents – citation #F226 date October 5, 2017
The nursing home "state investigators reviewed the resident’s Hospital Discharge Instructions that indicated that the nursing staff was to continue with daily dressing changes and follow-up [with a] surgeon in two weeks to remove sutures.”
However, reviewing the Nurse’s Progress Notes indicated that the dressings had been changed, but “ there was no documentation regarding the appearance of the incision.”
The “facility failed to notify the State Survey Agency, within the required twenty-four--hour initial report timeframe, of an allegation of abuse.” The facility “failed to notify the State Survey Agency, within the five-working-day [report] timeframe, of an allegation of an abuse investigation.”
A female resident at the facility had stated that “she was being molested by two lesbians.” The Director of Nursing explained that “she was responsible for investigating an allegation of abuse. She reported her usual practice was to start the five-day investigation after notifying the Health Care Personnel Investigations, within twenty-four hours after the allegation.”
The nursing home “failed to follow its [policies on] Abuse, Neglect, Exploitation, or Mistreatment, including Injuries of Unknown Source, [by failing] to notify the appropriate agencies of an allegation of misappropriation of resident property .”
A resident filed a Grievance Report and reported that they were missing “$389 out of his wallet and that it was in his nightstand drawer. The steps taken to investigate [read] that the facility staff looked all over the resident’s room, including the bed sheets, under the bed, and in the drawers, and they could not locate the money.”
The resident had stated that “he withdrew $500, which was enough to pay the taxi driver and have some extra cash” after being discharged from the hospital.
Do you suspect that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment while living at Huntersville Oaks Nursing Home? 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 Huntersville.
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