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Oak Forest Health and Rehabilitation
Some statistics show that more than one million Americans currently live in nursing homes. Many of these patients are our mothers, fathers, grandparents, siblings, children, and friends. Families often relocate their loved ones into a nursing home, believing that they will receive the best care and improve the quality of life in a safe environment.
Unfortunately, mistreatment still occurs in many nursing homes, including those in Forsyth County. If your loved one was injured or died prematurely while residing in a nursing home, 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.Oak Forest Health and Rehabilitation
This nursing center is a "for-profit" Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility providing services and cares to residents of Winston Salem and Forsyth County, North Carolina. The 170-certified bed long-term care nursing home is located at:
5680 Windy Hill Drive
Winston Salem, North Carolina 27105
URL: Oak Forest Health and Rehabilitation
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Oak Forest Health and Rehabilitation offers other services. Additional focused attention includes short-term and long term care. The facility also offers comprehensive rehab services, wound care, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.
Fined $13,905 for substandard careFinancial Penalties and Violations
The investigators and surveyors for Medicare and the state of North Carolina have the legal authority to impose monetary fines are denied payment for Medicare services any time a nursing home is cited for serious violations of regulations and rules.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Oak Forest Health and Rehabilitation for $13,905 on February 08, 2019, citing substandard care. This nursing home received seven 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.
Call (800) 926-7565 Toll-Free for a No Obligation ConsultationWinston Salem North Carolina Nursing Home Safety Concerns
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 two out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Immediately Notify the Resident’s Doctor or Family Member of a Change in the Resident’s Condition – citation #F580 date December 6, 2018
- Failure to Review or Revise a Resident’s Care Plan after a Major Change in the Resident’s Physical or Mental Health – citation #F274 date March 30, 2017
The state investigators determined that the nursing home "failed to notify the family of a new pressure ulcer, for [one resident].” The resident’s Admission MDS (Minimum Data Set) revealed that “she had an unhealed pressure ulcer and a surgical wound.”
Subsequently, a comprehensive Care Plan identified a new pressure ulcer “to the left buttocks that was unstageable.” However, a Physician Assistant stated during an interview that the resident “was discharged home with [a family member].” The Assistant indicated that “the resident needed assistance with all of her call needs. She added she had never spoken with the family but was told that the family wanted [the resident] home.”
The Physician Assistant stated that the resident “was weight-bearing and had completed her therapy here [but] was unaware that the family did not pick up the resident.” Additionally, the Physician Assistant “stated nothing about the resident’s newfound pressure ulcer” during the interview.
The “facility failed to complete a significant change assessment due to [the resident] having significant weight loss and a Stage III pressure ulcer .” The resident’s Care Plan indicated “a problem of altered nutrition related to recent weight loss and a feeding tube needed due to dysphagia [difficulty in swallowing foods or liquids].”
For months, the resident’s weight went from 129 pounds to 120 pounds. During that time, the resident developed a pressure ulcer (Stage III). However, the updated Care Plan “did not include the pressure ulcer or that it [was] resolved and did not include new interventions for weight loss.”
The MDS (Minimum Data Set) Nurse stated during an interview that “she did not know about the weight loss [and was] informed of changes in the residents at the morning meetings and reviews [of] the Physician’s orders.”
Do you suspect that your loved one suffered injury or died prematurely while living at Oak Forest Health and Rehabilitation? Contact the North Carolina nursing home abuse prevention lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Forsyth County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Winston Salem.
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