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Meadowwood Nursing Center
For many family members, detecting abuse and neglect in a nursing facility can be challenging at best, especially if your loved one has symptoms that mask the typical effects of mistreatment. In many cases, friends and family will mistake the natural progression of the aging process or a debilitating disease when actual abuse or neglect is occurring.
If you suspect that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment while living in a Gaston County nursing facility, contact the North Carolina Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal assistance. Our team of abuse prevention lawyers has handled cases just like yours, and we can help your family too. Call us now so we can begin working on your case today to ensure you receive financial compensation for your damages.Meadowwood Nursing Center
This nursing facility is a "for-profit" Medicare and Medicaid-participating home providing services to residents of Gastonia and Gaston County, North Carolina. The 50-certified bed long-term care center is located at:
4414 Wilkinson Blvd
Gastonia, North Carolina 28056
URL: NO WEBSITE
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Meadowwood Nursing Center offers other services. Additional focused attention includes short-term and long term care, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.
Fined $179,970 for substandard careFinancial Penalties and Violations
The federal government and surveyors and North Carolina have a legal duty to monitor every nursing facility and impose monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare when investigators identify violations of established nursing home regulations and rules. In severe cases, the nursing facility will receive heavy monetary penalties if investigators find the violations are severe and harmed or could have harmed a resident.
Medicare has cited this facility for abuse. Medicare says that “every nursing home resident deserves to retain their basic human dignity and be treated with respect at all times. Abuse and neglect are never acceptable.” Nursing homes “cited for abuse are required to take steps to protect their residents.”
Within the last three years, investigators imposed two monetary penalties against Meadowwood Nursing Center, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $29,990 fine on May 24, 2019, and a $149,980 fine on October 25, 2018, for a total of $179,970. During this time, Medicare denied payment on October 25, 2018, due to a lack of quality care.
The nursing home received thirty-nine 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.
Call (800) 926-7565 Toll-Free for a No Obligation ConsultationGastonia North Carolina Nursing Home Safety Concerns
The federal government and North Carolina Department of Public Health website update comprehensive information containing historical details 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, one out of five stars for staffing issues, and two 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 25, 2018
The state investigators determined the nursing home "neglected to feed a dependent resident [during activities of daily living].” The investigation involved a severely impaired resident who had “long and short-term memory problems” and “requires extensive assistance of one staff member with eating and was receiving hospice care.”
The resident’s family member stated that “she visits the facility multiple times a day and was very aware of [the resident’s] condition. She stated that she did not believe that the staff was consistently feeding [the resident] because she would come to visit and several times has found unopened snacks and meal trays with the cover still over them and the food untouched on his bedside table.”
A Nursing Assistant was observed delivering a supper tray to the resident and placed the tray at the bedside, “removed the cover, and set the tray up.” The Nurse Aide then exited the resident’s room and returned to the meal cart and “continued to deliver trays to other residents on the unit.”
The observers then watched the resident’s room and the supper tray. A “spoon had been placed [by] the mashed potatoes but had not disturbed the gravy on top of the potatoes.” The resident “attempted to reach his glass of tea and spilled it all over the food, tray, and comforter that he was covering him.”
The supper tray remained untouched before the staff entered the resident’s room and “picked up the supper tray, placed it on the cart and returned the cart to the dietary department. The staff did not offer to assist or feed [the resident] his supper tray.”
Do you suspect that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment while living at Meadowwood Nursing 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 Gaston County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Gastonia.
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