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Liberty Commons Rehabilitation Center
The mistreatment of the elderly living in nursing homes is disgraceful, unacceptable, and reprehensible. Many families entrust the care of their loved one to the nursing home staff only to be horrified when they realize that they are being mistreated, neglected, or abused by caregivers , employees, or other patients.
If your loved one was injured while living in a New Hanover 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 monetary compensation for your damages.Liberty Commons Rehabilitation Center
This center is a 72-certified bed Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility providing services to residents of Wilmington and New Hanover County, North Carolina. The “for-profit” long-term care home is located at:
121 Racine Drive
Wilmington, North Carolina 28403
URL: NO WEBSITE
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Liberty Commons Rehabilitation Center offers other services. Additional focused attention includes short-term and long-term care, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.
Fined $13,627 for substandard careFinancial Penalties and Violations
Both the state of North Carolina and federal agencies are legally obligated to monitor every nursing facility and impose monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare when investigators find that the nursing home seriously violated established nursing home regulations and rules.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Liberty Commons Rehabilitation Center for $13,627 on February 09, 2017, citing substandard care. This nursing home received fourteen 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 ConsultationWilmington 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 two out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Protect Every Resident from a Wrongful Use of the Resident’s Belongings or Money – citation #F602 date December 7, 2018
- Failure to Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F689 date January 19, 2018
The state investigators determined the nursing home "failed to prevent misappropriation of property when an employee stole a resident’s bank debit card and used the card to make unauthorized withdrawals of money from the resident’s bank account.” The investigation involved a cognitively intact resident who “needed the assistance of two people for bed mobility and transfers.”
The Initial Allegation Report, dated May 26, 2018, revealed there was “an allegation made that [a Nursing Assistant] had stolen and used a resident’s bank debit card to make unauthorized charges.” The Police Report involving the investigation revealed an officer was “called out to the facility, and a report regarding the allegations had been done.”
The investigation found that the staff member returned the bank debit card to the resident and “reimbursed $575.00 of unauthorized charges. The facility found there was reasonable suspicion of a crime and the allegation was substantiated.” The Nursing Assistant was terminated.
The “facility failed to maintain safe hot water temperatures at or below 160°F in seven bathrooms checked for hot water temperatures.”
One resident said that “she had not noticed the hot water in the bathroom [was] very hot. The hot water was turned on and found to be very hot. At 3:35 PM [that day], the Maintenance Director checked the hot water in [that resident’s] bathroom sink with his calibrated thermometer.” The water “registered 138.6°F.”
The bathroom sink temperatures were checked in numerous rooms and found to range between 110°F to 140°F. The Maintenance Director said that “he had been working with the boiler and the meter for the week [before] in finding that high temperature.” The Administrator stated that they were “ aware of the problem with the meter.”
The Administrator indicated that “temperature checks would be done daily until two weeks of consistently acceptable temperatures were recorded. The Administrator expected that [the water temperatures] would be safe.”
Do you suspect that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment while residing at Liberty Commons Rehabilitation 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 New Hanover County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Wilmington.
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