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Liberty Commons Nursing and Rehabilitation Center of Rowan County
Mistreatment occurring in nursing homes across the U.S. is in all too common occurrence. According to statistics maintained by Medicare, there are thousands of senior citizens, the disabled, and rehabilitating subjected to abuse and neglect at nursing homes nationwide. Many of these individuals suffered mistreatment at the hands of their caregivers, employees, visitors, and other patients.
If your loved one was injured while living in a Rowan County nursing facility, contact the North Carolina Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal help. Our team of abuse prevention lawyers can work on your family’s behalf to ensure you are adequately compensated for your damages.Liberty Commons Nursing and Rehabilitation Center of Rowan County
This long-term care center is a 90-certified bed “for-profit” home providing services to residents of Salisbury and Rowan County, North Carolina. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
4412 South Main Street
Salisbury, North Carolina 28147
URL: Liberty Commons Nursing and Rehabilitation Center of Rowan County
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Liberty Commons Nursing and Rehabilitation Center of Rowan 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, hospice, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.
Fined $18,401 for substandard careFinancial Penalties and Violations
It is the legal responsibility of North Carolina and the federal government investigators to hold nursing homes accountable if they have violated rules and regulations that harmed or could have harmed a resident. These penalties include monetary fines and the denial of payment for Medicare services.
Within the last three years, investigators imposed two monetary penalties against Liberty Commons Nursing and Rehabilitation Center of Rowan County, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $9,623 fine on February 20, 2019, and an $8,778 fine on January 06, 2018, for a total of $18,401.
The nursing home received four 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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Our attorneys obtain and review data on every North Carolina long-term care home from various online publically available sources, including the Department of Public Health website 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, one 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 February 20, 2019
The state investigators determined the nursing home "failed to have an effective plan in place to prevent recurring falls of a cognitively impaired resident who had a fall with an injury for admission. The resident fell three times in the facility within two weeks after admission and had a dislocated hip after the second fall .”
A review of the resident’s Care Plan, dated January 22, 2019, indicated that the resident had a fall “before admission, with risk for further falls due to communication comprehension and [an] unsteady gait.” The nursing staff is guided to ensure the resident wore non-skid socks and to place fall mats on each side of the bed.
The Falls Incident Report from January 22, 2019, at 7:25 AM revealed that the resident “had a fall.” The resident “was found sitting in the doorway of her room on her buttocks.” The resident had stated, “I fell,” but “was able to give details of the fall.” The nursing staff assessed the resident “for injuries and none were found.” The nursing staff assisted the resident into the wheelchair and “placed [the resident] at the nurse’s station for closer observation.”
· In a separate summary statement of deficiencies, dated January 6, 2018, the facility “failed to provide supervision to prevent a cognitively impaired resident from exiting the facility” unsupervised. The cognitively impaired resident “ exited the facility [and] was found approximately fifty feet away from the entrance door in 32°F whether.”
The state surveyors determined an Immediate Jeopardy situation began when “the facility failed to maintain a safe environment, as evidenced by a resident who had been identified as a wandering risk [and] who has cognitive loss to have eloped [wandered away] from the facility. [The resident] was discovered approximately fifty feet away from the facility’s front entrance on the sidewalk at the covered drop-off/pick up area, unaccompanied without supervision.”
Do you suspect that your loved one suffered an injury or died prematurely while living at Liberty Commons Nursing and Rehabilitation Center of Rowan 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 Rowan County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Salisbury.
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