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Liberty Commons Nursing and Rehabilitation Center of Columbus County
Many families have limited options for what to do when they can no longer provide care to a loved one in need of extensive medical treatments or hygiene assistance. Some families choose to relocate their loved one into a nursing home, believing that they will receive the best care in a safe, compassionate environment. Unfortunately, mistreatment still occurs at many facilities throughout North Carolina.
If your loved one was abused or neglected while residing in a Columbus County nursing facility, contact the North Carolina Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal help. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers work on your behalf to ensure that those responsible for causing the harm are held legally and financially accountable. We will use the law to ensure your family receives monetary compensation for your damages.Liberty Commons Nursing and Rehabilitation Center of Columbus County
This Medicare and Medicaid-participating nursing center is a “for-profit” home providing services to residents of Whiteville and Columbus County, North Carolina. The 107-certified bed long-term care home is located at:
1402 Pinckney Street
Whiteville, North Carolina 28472
URL: Liberty Commons Nursing and Rehabilitation Center of Columbus County
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Liberty Commons Nursing and Rehabilitation Center of Columbus County offers other services. Additional focused attention includes short-term and long term care. The facility also provides comprehensive rehab services, wound care, outpatient rehab, assisted living options, hospice, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.Financial Penalties and Violations
North Carolina and federal agencies have the legal responsibility of monitoring every nursing home and imposing monetary fines are denying reimbursement payments through Medicare if investigators identify serious violations and deficiencies. These penalties are typically imposed when the violation is severe and harmed or could have harmed a resident.
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.
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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, one out of five stars for staffing issues, and three out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Develop Programs That Investigate, Control and Keep Infections from Spreading – citation #F441 date June 15, 2017
The state investigators determined the nursing home "failed to remove Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) [before] exiting an isolation room” involving a room “posted for contact isolation precautions (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in a wound).”
The surveyors reviewed the facility’s policy titled: Contact Precautions from July 1, 2002. The document states that a protective gown is to be worn when entering the room. “Remove the gown before leaving the resident’s environment.”
A sign stating Contact Precautions was on the room of the resident’s door. The paper directed visitors and staff to perform hand hygiene “before entering and before leaving the room. Gloves were to be worn when entering the room.”
A Nursing Assistant was seen coming out of the resident’s room, “wearing a disposable isolation gown and gloves. She was carrying a tied plastic bag.” The Nursing Assistant “walked approximately twenty feet down the hallway to a large covered trash receptacle and lifted the lid with her gloved hand. She disposed of the tied plastic bag.”
Only then did the Nursing Assistant remove “her gloves and the disposable isolation [gown] and place them in the trash receptacle. She continued down the hallway to the nurse’s station and then applied hand sanitizer to her hands. She proceeded to [another] resident room, knocked on the door, and entered the room.”
Upon interview, the Nursing Assistant indicated that “she did not [realize] she did not follow the facility Contact Precautions Policy.” The Assistant stated that “she did not know why the room was posted for isolation but indicated she would go [and] wash her hands.”
A Nurse stated that the Assistant “ should have removed the isolation gown and gloves and washed her hands [before] exiting the isolation room. She indicated [that the Nurse Aide] should not [have used] hand sanitizer to cleanse her hands after leaving the isolation room.”
Do you believe that your loved one was the victim of abuse or neglect while living at Liberty Commons Nursing and Rehabilitation Center of Columbus County? Contact the North Carolina nursing home abuse prevention lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Columbus County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Whiteville.
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