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Mineral Springs Nursing Home
Deciding to entrust the medical team at a nursing home to provide a loved one the highest level of care can never be easy. In some situations, nurses and Nurse’s Aides will assure the family that they follow established standards of care when, in fact, that does not happen. Without warning, their loved one can be victimized through mistreatment, neglect or abuse due to mismanagement, insufficient staffing, or poor hiring practices.
If your loved one was injured while living in a Carroll County nursing facility, contact the New Hampshire Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal help. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers handle your case to ensure your family receives financial compensation to recover your damages. We can begin working on your case now.Mineral Springs Nursing Home
This long-term care facility is an 87-certified bed "for-profit" home providing services and cares to residents of North Conway and Carroll County, New Hampshire. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating center is located at:
1251 White Mountain Highway
North Conway, New Hampshire 03860
Mineral Springs Nursing Home
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Mineral Springs Nursing Home offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-stay care, IV (intravenous) therapy, respite care, hospice, wound care, dementia and memory care, colostomy care, and restorative services involving physical, speech and occupational therapies.Financial Penalties and Violations
The federal government has the legal authority to penalize any nursing home that has violated rules and regulations that have harmed or could have harmed a nursing facility resident. These penalties include denial of payment for Medicare services are an imposed a monetary fine.
Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the State of New Hampshire Bureau of Elderly and Adult Services Website.
Call (800) 926-7565 Toll-Free for a No Obligation ConsultationNorth Conway New Hampshire Nursing Home Safety Concerns
To ensure families are fully informed of the level of care every nursing home provides, the state of New Hampshire and Medicare.com routinely update their long-term care home database systems with info on violations, citations, and deficiencies.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of two out of five stars, including two out of five stars concerning health inspections, two out of five stars for staffing issues and three out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Keep Every Resident Free from Physical Restraints Unless Need for Medical Treatment – citation #F221 date October 26, 2016
- Failure to Ensure That Every Resident’s Drug Regimen Is Free from Unnecessary Medications – citation #F329 date October 26, 2016
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to properly implement a restraint for [one resident].” Specifically, due to a tour on the morning of October 24, 2016, the resident “was observed in a wheelchair with a seatbelt.” The surveyors reviewed the resident’s Physician’s Notes of the same date that revealed “an order that was written for a lap buddy or seatbelt while sitting in the wheelchair. Will obtain one as soon as possible for resident safety.”
The documentation shows that the resident was “very restless tonight and trying to stand up constantly. Will also check urinalysis and treat as indicated.” The Physician’s orders dated August 13, 2016, state “use only while up in the wheelchair.” A further review of the medical record “failed to show initial and ongoing assessments for the use of the seatbelt. The medical record also failed to have a Physician’s orders.”
The surveyors interviewed the Director of Nursing who revealed: “no initial assessment was done because the facility did not feel it was a restraint due to [the resident] being able to release it whenever she/he wants depending on his/her cognitive ability at the moment.” The Director of Nursing confirmed that “no assessment had been done to determine if [the resident] could release the belt.”
The facility “failed to have informed consent for antipsychotic medication for [one resident] receiving antipsychotic medications.” The surveyors identified that the signature section had been dated and signed by a healthcare decisionmaker and clinician on August 20, 2016.” Five days later, a Registered Nurse (RN) confirmed that “the consent was not completed for the administration of the antipsychotic medication” to the resident.
The surveyors reviewed the Informed Consent for the use of the medication that indicated “the risks and benefits of using a psychotherapeutic medication have been verbally explained to me or provided in writing. I understand I have the right to refuse the administration of these medications and the right to withdraw consent of the medication administration at any time by informing the Center staff.”
Has your loved one been being mistreated or neglected while living at Mineral Springs Nursing Home? Contact the New Hampshire nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Carroll County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including North Conway.
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