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Lexington Health Care Center
Is it your duty to protect your loved one from mistreatment while they live in a Davidson County nursing facility? Are you concerned that they are being mistreated, neglected, or abused by caregivers , employees, visitors, or other patients? If so, contact the North Carolina Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal intervention.
Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure that your loved one receives the dignity and respect they deserve. We will use the law to hold those responsible legally and financially accountable. Let us begin working on your case today to ensure you receive monetary compensation for your damages.Lexington Health Care Center
This Medicare and Medicaid-participating nursing center is a "for-profit" home providing services to residents of Lexington and Davidson County, North Carolina. The 90-certified bed long-term care home is located at:
17 Cornelia Drive
Lexington, North Carolina 27292
URL: NO WEBSITE
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Lexington Health Care Center 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 $290,029 for substandard careFinancial Penalties and Violations
Federal and state investigators can penalize any nursing home that has violated rules and regulations that resulted in harm or could have resulted in an injury to a resident. These penalties include imposing monetary fines and denying payment for Medicare services.
Within the last three years, investigators imposed two monetary penalties against Lexington Health Care Center, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $187,831 fine on January 07, 2019, and a $102,198 fine on August 17, 2018, for a total of $290,029.
This nursing home received nine complaints and self-reported one serious issue over the last thirty-six months that resulted in violation citations. 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 ConsultationLexingto 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, three 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 February 6, 2019
- Failure to Protect Every Resident from All Forms of Abuse Including Physical and Sexual Assault, Physical Punishment, and Neglect by Anybody – citation #F600 date August 17, 2018
The state investigators determined the nursing home "failed to provide supervision to prevent a fall from bed, for [one resident].” The resident “was sent to the hospital for evaluation and treatment.” As a result of the fall, the resident “ passed away eight days after she experienced a fall from the bed.”
The state investigative team determined that an Immediate Jeopardy situation began “on January 20, 2019, when [the resident] fell from the bed and was injured while not being supervised by a Nursing Assistant.”
The “facility failed to provide an environment free of abuse, [for one resident] investigated for abuse.” Specifically, “the facility failed to utilize information on The Hospital’s Discharge Summary, and information from a family member, to develop and implement interventions to protect [the resident] from being abused by a family member .”
The survey team determined an Immediate Jeopardy began on July 30, 2018, when a nurse observed the resident being abused and “did not intervene to protect the resident.” The Hospital Discharge Summary, dated June 27, 2018, revealed that the hospital “had concerns of the resident being abused, and it was reported to the Adult Protective Services.”
Other documentation indicates that “the nursing staff had documented several witnessed episodes of [a family member] verbally and physically abusing [the resident], including slapping his leg, poking at him, and throwing restraints at him.”
One family member noted that “she arrived early [when the resident was being admitted] to let the facility know the hospital had not involved Adult Protective Services, due to [another family member’s] abuse of the resident during his hospital stay.”
An Incident Report documented that the resident “told the nursing supervisor, who completed the report, that [a family member] hit him three times on the back.” The injured victim stated that the family member “covered his mouth multiple times and slapped him in the mouth, so that he could not speak and would not have him go to bed.”
Has your loved one been being mistreated or neglected while living at Lexington Health Care 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 Davidson County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Lexington.
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