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Macon Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
Nursing home negligence takes on many forms, where the nursing staff can misbehave, or other patients assault the resident because of a lack of supervision. Many nursing homes throughout North Carolina are understaffed, or the administration hires inadequately trained nurses and nurses’ aides. Other nursing facilities did not follow acceptable practices for providing the utmost care.
If your loved one was injured while living in a Macon County nursing facility, 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 you receive monetary compensation for your damages.Macon Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
This long-term care facility is a 200-certified bed Medicare and Medicaid-participating center providing services to residents of Franklin and Macon County, North Carolina. The "for-profit" home is located at:
3195 Old Murphy Road
Franklin, North Carolina 28734 b (828) 524-7806
URL: Macon Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Macon Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center offers other services. Additional focused attention includes short-term and long term care.
The facility also provides comprehensive rehab services, wound care, IV (intervenous) care, post-stroke care, enteral nutrition, pain management, hospice, dementia and memory care, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.
Fined $433,149 for substandard careFinancial Penalties and Violations
The federal government, through nursing home regulatory agencies, can impose fines or deny payment for Medicare services for any nursing facility with severe violations of rules and regulations. Typically, hefty fines are levied against the nursing home when the most egregious violations have occurred that harmed or could harm a resident.
Within the last thirty-six months, investigators imposed four monetary penalties against Macon Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $62,168 fine on June 04, 2019, a $352,957 fine on October 23, 2018, a $13,627 fine on April 13, 2018, and a $4,397 fine on June 28, 2017, for a total of $433,149. During this time, Medicare denied payment on October 23, 2018, due to a lack of quality care.
This nursing home received thirty-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.
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Our attorneys review data on every long-term and intermediate care facility on Medicare.com and the North Carolina Department of Public Health website.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including two out of five stars concerning health inspections, one out of five stars for staffing issues, and one out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Protect Every Resident from All Forms of Abuse Including Physical and Sexual Assault, Physical Punishment, and Neglect by Anybody – citation #F600 date October 23, 2018
The state investigators determined the nursing home " failed to protect the resident’s right to be free from physical and verbal abuse.” The investigators determined an Immediate Jeopardy situation occurred on October 10, 2018.
At that time, a Nurse Aide observed another Nurse Aide “forcibly trying to make [the resident] sit down on the toilet and [yelled] at her for being soiled.” Nurse’s Notes between September 30, 2018, and October 12, 2018, revealed: “no documentation of [one Nurse Aide having concerns that another Nurse Aide] had been physically or verbally abusive to [the resident] on the morning of October 1, 2018.”
Additionally, there were “no incident reports for the alleged physical/verbal abuse of [the resident by the allegedly abusive Nursing Assistant on that day].”
The surveyors reviewed another resident’s records. These records indicated that “the facility failed to administer insulin, per Physician’s orders or contact a Physician, which caused the resident to be sent out to the hospital with diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA), a serious complication of diabetes.”
An Immediate Jeopardy situation began in this case on September 11, 2018. At that time, the nurse “did not administer insulin, per Physician’s orders.” The “facility remains out of compliance at a lower scope and severity of Level D [indicating] no actual harm with potential for more than minimal harm that is not an Immediate Jeopardy.”
Do you suspect that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment while living at Macon Valley Nursing and 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 Macon County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Franklin.
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