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Mecklenburg Health and Rehabilitation Center
Do you suspect that your loved one has been victimized by nursing home neglect at the hands of caregivers in charge of providing the best care? Are you concerned that their facility-acquired bedsore or an injury from the fall could have been prevented had the staff followed the established standards of protocol? If so, contact the North Carolina Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal intervention.
Our team of abuse prevention lawyers has worked on cases exactly like yours and can help your family, too. Call us now so we can begin working on your Mecklenburg County nursing home neglect case today. Time is of the essence; all necessary paperwork must be filed in the proper North Carolina county courthouse before the statute of limitations expires.Mecklenburg Health and Rehabilitation Center
This long-term care home is a 100-certified bed center providing care and services to residents of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. The "for-profit" Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
2415 Sandy Porter Road
Charlotte, North Carolina 28273
URL: Mecklenburg Health and Rehabilitation Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Mecklenburg Health 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, pulmonary care, IV (intervenous) care, post-surgical care, enteral nutrition, cardiac care, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.
Fined $20,770 for substandard careFinancial Penalties and Violations
The investigators for the state of North Carolina 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. Typically, the higher the penalty, the more egregious the problem.
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, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Mecklenburg Health and Rehabilitation Center for $20,770 on May 25, 2018, citing substandard care. The nursing home received 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 ConsultationCharlotte North Carolina Nursing Home Safety Concerns
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, one out of five stars for staffing issues, and two out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Ensure the Nursing Home Area Remained Free of Accident Hazards and Risks and Provides Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F323 date June 30, 2017
- Failure to Provide and Implement an Infection Protection and Control Program – citation #F880 date May 25, 2018
The state investigators determined the nursing home " failed to lock all medications and biologicals, including treatment items. The facility had residents with severe cognitive impairment who had access to these items.”
In one incident, the surveyors observed: “the central supply medication storage room on the main hallway [that] was unlocked.” A nonverbal resident “was seated in front of the unlocked door. The resident was observed self-propelling down the hallway, attempting to open the bathroom and activity room doors, which were in close proximity to the central supply room door where medications, sharps, and treatment items were stored.”
The nursing facility “failed to follow safe practices for disinfecting a shared glucometer and performing hand washing during a medication pass.” Specifically, “the facility failed to use a blood glucose test strip safely by placing the test strip in a scrub top pocket containing clean and dirty supplies.” The failed practices, involving Physician ordered blood glucose monitoring, “had the potential to expose the residents to the risk of cross-contamination of blood-borne pathogens.”
The survey team initiated an Immediate Jeopardy situation during a medication pass, stating that the sterile environment was “co-mingled with clean and dirty supplies that included a nebulizer treatment that would later be administered to [a resident].”
Were you the victim of mistreatment, neglect, or abuse while living at Mecklenburg Health 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 Mecklenburg County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Charlotte.
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