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The Laurels of Summit Ridge Nursing Center
Many of the problems associated with mistreatment occurring in assisted-living facilities in nursing homes are the result of a lack of trained personnel, minimal supervision, or understaffing. In these incidents, the needs of the residents are often ignored; they suffer severe injuries from a fall or develop life-threatening bedsores. Other residents wander away from the facility due to a lack of supervision.
If your loved one was assaulted, abused, mistreated, or neglected while residing in a Buncombe County nursing facility, contact the North Carolina Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal assistance. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive monetary compensation for your damages.The Laurels of Summit Ridge Nursing Center
This facility is a 60-certified bed “for-profit” long-term care home providing services and care to residents of Asheville and Buncombe County, North Carolina. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating center is located at:
100 Riceville Road
Asheville, North Carolina 28805
The Laurels of Summit Ridge Nursing Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, The Laurels of Summit Ridge Nursing Center offers other services. Additional focused attention includes short-term and long term care. The facility also provides comprehensive rehab services, wound care, outpatient therapy, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.Fined $183,709 for substandard care Financial Penalties and Violations
Federal investigators penalize nursing facilities with monetary fines and denied payment for Medicare when the nursing home had been cited for serious violations of rules and regulations.
Within the last thirty-six months, investigators imposed three monetary penalties against The Laurels of Summit Ridge Nursing Center, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $22,100 fine on April 05, 2019, a $13,627 fine on March 08, 2018, and a $147,982 fine on February 17, 2017, for a total of $183,709. During this time, Medicare denied payment on February 17, 2017, due to a lack of quality care.
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.
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The state of North Carolina and the federal government regularly updates its long-term care home database system with complete details of all deficiencies, 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, five out of five stars for staffing issues, and five 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 March 8, 2018
The state investigators determined the nursing home "failed to provide supervision to promote safe smoking for [one resident].” The investigation involved a resident whose paperwork was coded as not using tobacco products. The resident’s medical record also “did not contain any information regarding smoking.”
However, there was a smoking assessment that designated “the resident as a safe smoker.” A review of the resident’s complete medical records indicated that there was no Care Plan for smoking.
The state investigators observed the resident sitting in his wheelchair in his room. A “pack of cigarettes was observed in his shirt pocket, with one cigarette visible.” The MDS Coordinator revealed that “the resident [had] not reported to her smoking when he was readmitted to the facility.” The resident stated, “he was smoking when he reentered the facility on January 4, 2018, [saying] to the best of his recollection, someone did ask him if he smoked, but he was unable to recall who asked that question.”
The resident stated, “he always had his cigarettes with them and kept his lighter in the room. He explained he just recently found [out] that he was not supposed to keep the cigarettes with him.” The resident said, “he did not tell anyone he had cigarettes in his room because no one explained the smoking rules to him until just recently.”
The facility Director of Nursing stated she expected a smoking assessment “to be done upon admission for smokers.” The Director also added that she expected nurses to follow “smoking rules for residents. She added [that] another smoking policy should have been signed when [the resident] was readmitted to the facility.”
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