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Lenoir Healthcare Center Nursing Home
Do you suspect that your loved one is being mistreated while living in a Caldwell County nursing facility? Were you concerned that their facility-acquired bedsores or injuries from a fall could have been prevented had the staff followed the established protocols? If so, contact the North Carolina Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal intervention.
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This Medicare and Medicaid-participating nursing center is a “for-profit” home providing services to residents of Lenoir and Caldwell County, North Carolina. The 120-certified bed long-term care home is located at:
322 Nuway Circle
Lenoir, North Carolina 28645
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In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Lenoir Healthcare Center Nursing Home offers other services. Additional focused attention includes short-term and long term care, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.Financial Penalties and Violations
North Carolina nursing home regulators and federal inspectors have the legal authority to penalize any nursing home identified as violating rules and regulations that harmed or could have harmed a resident. Typically, these penalties include monetary fines and denial of payment of medical services.
The nursing home received two 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 ConsultationLenoir North Carolina Nursing Home Safety Concerns
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 one out of five stars concerning health inspections, one 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 September 5, 2019
The state investigators determined the nursing home "failed to transfer a dependent resident using a mechanical lift with a two-person assist.” The deficient practice “resulted in the resident being lowered to the floor while still on the lift.”
The investigation involved a severely cognitively impaired resident who “requires extensive to total staff assistance with most activities of daily living [and] was dependent on two staff members for transfers.”
The Incident and Accident form completed by a nurse on August 17, 2019, indicated that “the Nursing Assistant reported to the nurse [that] she had lowered [the resident] to the floor with a mechanical lift.”
The report stated that the Assistant “ lowered the resident to the floor due to a lack of experience.” The Nursing Assistant “had attempted to transfer the resident without the assistance of other staff members,” as required by the protocol.
Documentation shows that the resident “had an appointment to see a dermatologist” because the resident “was experiencing [a] cough and congestion.” An x-ray was ordered and revealed, “an impression consistent with pneumonia. The resident began receiving antibiotics for the next seven days and given other medications by the Nurse Practitioner, due to a low oxygen saturation level of 85%.”
Some notes indicated that the resident’s power of attorney had requested that “the resident be sent to the emergency room for an evaluation,” due to the cough and congestion. Upon arriving at the emergency room, the resident was diagnosed with “worsening respiratory distress and poor oxygen saturation levels.”
The Nursing Assistant helping the resident in the wheelchair stated, “when she attached [the resident] to the mechanical lift, she used the sling. She stated once the resident was in the air, she became jittery and anxious.” The Assistant stated that “she then became nervous and decided to gently lower the resident to the floor on her bottom and go get another staff member to help her get the resident in bed.”
The Nursing Assistant stated, “once [she lowered] the resident to the floor, she removed the sling and placed a pillow under the resident’s head, [stating that] the resident did not hit her head during this incident.”
The facility Administrator stated that “two staff members are required for a resident transfer using a mechanical lift.”
Do you believe that your loved one has suffered harm through mistreatment while living at Lenoir Healthcare Center 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 Caldwell County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Lenoir.
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