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The Laurels of Pender Nursing Center
Many of the 1.5 million residents in nursing facilities in the U.S. are victims of mistreatment. In some cases, the nursing staff neglects these patients, or caregivers, visitors, employees, and other residents abuse, sexually assault, or mistreat the patient.
If your loved one was injured while living in a Pender County nursing facility, contact the North Carolina Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal intervention. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers handle your case to ensure your family is adequately financially compensated for your damages. Let us begin working on your case today.The Laurels of Pender Nursing Center
This nursing facility is a “for-profit” Medicare and Medicaid-participating home providing services to residents of Burgaw and Pender County, North Carolina. The 98-certified bed long-term care center is located at:
311 S Campbell Street
Burgaw, North Carolina 28425
The Laurels of Pender Nursing Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, The Laurels of Pender Nursing Center offers other services. Additional focused attention includes short-term and long term care. The facility also offers comprehensive rehab services, wound care, outpatient therapy, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.
Fined $16,692 for substandard careFinancial Penalties and Violations
The investigators for the federal and state nursing home regulatory agencies have the legal authority to impose monetary fines or deny payment for Medicare services if the nursing facility is cited for serious violations of rules and regulations.
Within the last three years, investigators imposed two monetary penalties against The Laurels of Pender Nursing Center, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $3,065 fine on August 25, 2017, and a $13,627 fine on August 25, 2017, for a total of $16,692. During this time, Medicare denied payment on August 25, 2017, due to a lack of quality care.
The nursing home received one complaint over the last thirty-six months 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, three out of five stars for staffing issues, and three 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 August 25, 2017
The state investigators determined the nursing home "failed to prevent [one cognitively impaired resident], with wandering and exit-seeking behaviors, from exiting the facility on three separate occasions.” The investigators determined an Immediate Jeopardy began on October 10, 2016, when the resident “exited the facility unattended by the facility staff and was observed standing [in] the grass between a ditch and a road in front of the facility.”
The investigators reviewed the resident’s Care Plan that revealed the resident “was a wander and elopement risk related to his aimless wandering, impaired safety awareness, and history of attempts to leave the facility unattended.”
The nursing staff received guidance to identify the resident’s pattern of wandering “by questioning if the wandering is purposeful, aimless, or escapist.” The nursing staff was to intervene and monitor the resident’s location “every fifteen minutes, to ensure his whereabouts and to document his wandering behavior and attempted interventions in the behavior log.”
The resident wore a Wander Guard Bracelet that “was applied to his left wrist. A Wander Guard is a device worn by a resident [that] signals an exit door to lock, when approached by a resident wearing it, or sound an alarm if the resident wearing one exits the door.”
The resident’s MDS (Minimum Data Set) Assessment noted the resident’s wandering behavior “placed him at significant risk of getting into a potentially dangerous place.” The documentation indicated that the resident “needed limited assistance with walking in his room and the corridor, and his balance during transitions and walking was not steady.” The resident was “only able to stabilize with staff assistance.”
A review of the Daily Skilled Nursing Note indicated that the resident exhibited wandering behaviors for one month. However, there was no behavior log. The Director of Nursing stated that “there was no log because they do not do that type of log at this facility.”
Do you believe that your loved one was the victim of abuse or neglect while living at The Laurels of Pender Nursing 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 Pender County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Burgaw.
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