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Liberty Commons Nursing and Rehabilitation Center of Lee County
Never before in American history have so many senior citizens have entered their retirement years. The advancing age of this massive population has increased the need for additional beds in nursing homes and placed a significant demand on the number of nurses and nurse’s aides required to meet their needs. Unfortunately, mistreatment still occurs , and many facilities nationwide.
If your loved one was injured or died unexpectedly while living in a Lee 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 financial compensation from recovering your monetary damages.Liberty Commons Nursing and Rehabilitation Center of Lee County
This long-term care center is a “for-profit” 80-certified bed home providing care to residents of Sanford and Lee County, North Carolina. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
310 Commerce Drive
Sanford, North Carolina 27332
URL: Liberty Commons Nursing and Rehabilitation Center of Lee County
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Liberty Commons Nursing and Rehabilitation Center of Lee County offers other services. Additional focused attention includes short-term and long term care. The facility also provides comprehensive rehab services, wound care, outpatient rehabilitation, hospice, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.
Fined $32,539 for substandard careFinancial Penalties and Violations
The investigators for the state and federal nursing home regulatory agencies have the legal responsibility of penalizing any facility that has violated rules and regulations that harmed or could have harmed a resident. These penalties often include monetary fines and denying payment of Medicare services.
Within the last thirty-six months, investigators imposed three monetary penalties against Liberty Commons Nursing and Rehabilitation Center of Lee County, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $8,294 fine on July 31, 2019, a $10,618 fine on February 28, 2019, and a $13,627 fine on July 06, 2018, for a total of $32,539.
The nursing home received six complaints over the 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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Information on every intermediate and long-term care home in the state can be reviewed on government-owned and operated database websites, including the North Carolina Department of Public Health and Medicare.gov.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including one out of five stars concerning health inspections, two 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 July 31, 2019
The state investigators determined the nursing home "failed to provide two-person assistance with bed mobility as specified in a resident’s Plan of Care and electronic Kardex.” The failure to have two staff members caused the resident to sustain a subdermal hematoma (a collection of blood outside the brain).
The resident also has “a frontal scalp laceration, which required treatment at the hospital.” The investigation involved a severely cognitively impaired resident who “exhibited no behaviors.”
The Incident Note dated July 18, 2019, at 4:00 PM read that a Nursing Assistant came out of the resident’s room approximately thirty minutes earlier to request assistance. The nurse went to assist the resident because the Nursing Assistant reported that the resident “had fallen out of bed.”
The nurse found the resident “lying on her back on the floor next to the bed. She ensured [the resident] was alert and had no signs of acute distress [before sending the Nursing Assistant] to get the Director of Nursing.”
The Nursing Staff assessed the resident for injuries and contacted Emergency Medical Services (EMS) at 3:35 PM (five minutes later) and evaluated the resident “as a precautionary measure.” The staff controlled the resident’s bleeding of the laceration to her left forehead and applied a bandage with an ice pack.
The Nursing Assistant stated that she was moving the resident and turned the resident onto her back and then toward her. During this time, the resident “ rolled over too far .” The Assistant documented that “she raised her knees against the bed frame [to break the resident’s] fall and yelled for help.”
Do you suspect that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment while living at Liberty Commons Nursing and Rehabilitation Center of Lee 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 Lee County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Sanford.
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