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Mountain View Manor Nursing Center
Attorneys for Mistreated & Neglected at Mountain View Manor Nursing Center
There are significant problems involving mistreatment occurring in nursing facilities nationwide. Typically, a lack of quality care often results from untrained nursing staff, minimal supervision, or insufficient staffing members on each shift. In these incidents, the patient’s needs are often ignored. This neglect can cause broken bones due to falling or the development of preventable pressure sores.
If your loved one was injured while residing in a Swain 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. We can begin working on your case today.
Mountain View Manor Nursing Center
This nursing facility is a "for-profit" Medicare and Medicaid-participating home providing services to residents of Bryson City and Swain County, North Carolina. The 120-certified bed long-term care center is located at:
410 Buckner Branch Road
Bryson City, North Carolina 28713
URL: Mountain View Manor Nursing Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Mountain View Manor Nursing 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, pain management, hospice, respite care, dementia and memory care, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.
Financial Penalties and Violations
The state and federal investigators have the legal authority to penalize any nursing home that has been cited for a severe violation that harmed or could have harmed a nursing home resident. Typically, these penalties include imposed monetary fines and denial of payment for Medicare services.
The nursing home received one complaint and self-reported one serious problem 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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Bryson City North Carolina Nursing Home Safety Concerns
To be fully informed on the level of care nursing homes provide, families routinely research Medicare.gov and the North Carolina Department of Public Health website database systems for a complete list of deficiencies, violations, and citations.
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 three out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Ensure That Every Resident Is Free from the Use of Physical Restraints Unless Need for Medical Treatment – citation #F604 date August 29, 2019
The state investigators determined the nursing home "failed to maintain an environment free of physical restraints , for [one resident].” The restraint usage involved “placing a sheet around [the resident’s] waist and tying it to the back of her wheelchair to prevent rising.”
A review of the resident’s MDS (Minimum Data Set) Assessment indicated that the resident “had no falls and no use of physical restraints during the assessment period.” The resident’s Fall Care Plan, dated July 1, 2019, revealed: “she had the potential for falls related to an unsteady gait, wheelchair use, and cognitive impairment.”
The interventions documented in the Care Plan included that the staff would “observe and monitor [the resident’s] attempt to get up unassisted and provide reminders as needed.” The Abuse Investigation revealed an allegation was reported on June 29, 2019, that the resident “had been restrained to her wheelchair with a sheet by [a nurse].”
However, a review of the resident’s medical records revealed “no Nursing Progress Note, or Incident Report, related to the incident that occurred on June 29, 2019” concerning the restraint. The resident’s skin assessment that was completed the following day “revealed no new bruising or injuries related to the incident” the day before.
However, a Personal Care Assistant confirmed that she had been assigned to the resident on the day of the incident “but did not provide direct care.” The Assistant recalled that “if she walked by the resident’s room, she noticed [the resident] sitting in the wheelchair with a sheet around her waist and tied to the back of the wheelchair.”
The Personal Care Assistant stated that “the resident did not appear distressed but was trying to get up out of the wheelchair.” The Assistant “was unable to recall the exact time this had occurred.” The Assistant said that they witnessed the resident being restrained at “approximately 10:00 AM and did not feel that [the resident] had been left that way for very long because the resident wiggled her way right out of it.”
Was Your Loved One Injured at Mountain View Manor Nursing Center? Our Lawyers Can Help
Do you believe that your loved one was the victim of abuse or neglect while living at Mountain View Manor 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 Swain County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Bryson City.
Our legal team offers every client a free, initial case consultation. Additionally, we offer a 100% “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee. This promise means you do not owe us anything until we have secured a monetary compensation on your behalf.