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The Laurels of Chatham Nursing Center
Every nursing home in North Carolina has a legal obligation to provide each patient with the highest level of care according to established standards of quality. Unfortunately, many nursing staff will fail to follow the traditional procedures and protocols that can lead to preventable accidents, injuries, and the development of life-threatening bedsores.
If your loved one was injured while residing in Chatham County nursing facility, contact the North Carolina Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for help. Our team of abuse prevention lawyers has successfully resolved many compensation cases just like yours, and we can help your family too.The Laurels of Chatham Nursing Center
This nursing home is a Medicare and Medicaid-participating “for-profit” center providing care and services to residents of Pittsboro and Chatham County, North Carolina. The 140-certified bed nursing facility is located at:
72 Chatham Business Park
Pittsboro, North Carolina 27312
The Laurels of Chatham Nursing Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, The Laurels of Chatham Nursing Center offers other services. Additional focused attention includes short-term and long term care.
The facility also provides comprehensive rehab services, wound care, respite care, outpatient therapy, hospice, palliative care, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.
Fined $13,627 for substandard careFinancial Penalties and Violations
The state of North Carolina and the federal government are legally responsible for monitoring each nursing home and impose monetary fines and deny payments through Medicare if serious violations have been identified. These penalties are typically imposed when the violation is severe and harmed or could have harmed a resident.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against The Laurels of Chatham Nursing Center for $13,627 on July 20, 2018, citing substandard care. The nursing home received thirteen 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.
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Your family can visit Medicare.gov and the North Carolina Department of Public Health website to obtain a complete list of all violations, citations, and deficiencies identified by investigators and surveyors.
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 three out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F689 date January 17, 2019
The state investigators determined the nursing home "failed to provide adequate supervision, during the provision of the bed bath, to a resident with balance and mobility limitations.” The investigation involved a resident who has a “limited ability to independently balance himself.” The resident’s Fall Risk Assessment, done on admission to the facility, indicated that the resident “was assessed to be at a high risk for falls.”
The facility investigation into the incident, occurring on December 23, 2018, revealed that the resident “told the staff he slid out of his wheelchair.” The nursing staff took corrective measures and referred the resident to therapy services to receive an anti-rollback on their wheelchair. A nurse stated that the resident had been assessed for injuries and was “found to have no injury.”
On December 27, 2018, the resident “sustained a second unwitnessed fall” and “was found in his room on the floor.” The resident told the staff that “he slid out of his wheelchair.”
The resident’s family provided a personal cushion to sit on and “it had slid out of the wheelchair, along with the resident.” The nursing staff reevaluated the resident and took corrective measures to obtain the proper cushion.
On January 2, 2019, the resident experienced a third fall. The nurse entry indicated that “the resident had fallen from his chair and hit his head.” The nursing staff took the resident’s vital signs and notified the resident’s responsible party before sending the resident to the emergency room for evaluation.
The resident’s physician stated that the resident “has sustained a bump to the head, which was assessed in the hospital, and found to be nothing serious.” The doctor stated that “there had been no treatment change due to the incident and the resident was stable following the incident.”
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