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Oak Grove Health Care Center
Mistreatment, abuse, and neglect in nursing facilities are often the result of the nursing staff or other caregivers not providing the resident care according to established standards of quality. Their inappropriate behavior often leads to harm, injury, or wrongful death. In other incidents, the victim is assaulted by other residents.
If your loved one was harmed while living in a Rutherford County nursing facility, contact the North Carolina Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal intervention. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers handle your case to ensure you receive monetary compensation. We will use the law to hold those responsible for causing the harm legally accountable.Oak Grove Health Care Center
This facility is a 60-certified bed "for-profit" long-term care home providing services and cares to residents of Rutherfordton and Rutherford County, North Carolina. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating center is located at:
518 Old US Highway 221
Rutherfordton, North Carolina 28139
Oak Grove Health Care Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Oak Grove Health Care Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long term care.
The facility also provides comprehensive rehab services, wound care, assisted and independent living options, medically-complex care, respiratory care, bariatric care, pulmonary care, IV (intervenous) care, post-stroke care, enteral nutrition, pain management, hospice, oncology care, dementia and memory care, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.Financial Penalties and Violations
The federal government and the state of North Carolina are authorized to penalize any nursing home with monetary fines or deny payment for Medicare services when the facility has been cited for serious violations of rules and regulations.
The nursing home received three complaints over the last three years that resulted in a violation citation. Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the State of North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (Adult Protective Services) Website.
Call (800) 926-7565 Toll-Free for a No Obligation ConsultationRutherfordton 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 two out of five stars, including two out of five stars concerning health inspections, two out of five stars for staffing issues and four out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Provide Residents Proper Treatment to Prevent the Development of New Bedsores or Allow Existing Pressure Wound to Heal – citation #F314 date May 11, 2017
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to assess a pressure ulcer upon admission, measure, obtain Physician order, and track its progression for [one resident] reviewed for pressure ulcers.”
The state investigators reviewed hospital records that indicate that the resident had a Stage II pressure ulcer present on admission. The document shows that the resident had “a sacral Stage II pressure ulcer and discolored legs.” A review of the Initial Dietary Assessment identified a Stage II pressure ulcer “on her sacrum and recommendations to add Prostat (protein supplement) for wound healing.”
A review of the resident’s history and physical by the Physician revealed just one mention of skin issues under the physical examination indicating that “her skin was warm and moist, color was normal, and she had a double lumen (Percutaneously Inserted Central Catheter) PICC line in place to her upper right arm without redness.” There “was nothing about the sacral pressure ulcer mentioned, including in the past medical history section.
A review of the resident’s Care Area Assessment and pressure ulcers stated that “pressure ulcers triggered secondary to potential for pressure ulcers and a current Stage II pressure ulcer to the sacrum.” The document states that the Aides are to check the wound “when administering post-incontinence care as needed. The pressure ulcer care is given daily and as needed.” However, there “was no Care Plan related to pressure ulcers found.”
Additionally, “there was no indications in the Nursing Notes about the sacral pressure ulcer or on the Treatment Record indicating any treatment was being provided beginning the day of admission.” The resident stated during an interview that “she had a very small open place on her bottom, but the staff put cream on a daily.”
During an interview with the facility nurse, it was revealed that “because she was not a Registered Nurse (RN), the Unit Manager would have been responsible for assessing and measuring the sacral stage to pressure ulcer [and that] she was unaware of any treatment order.”
Were you the victim of mistreatment while you lived at Oak Grove Health Care 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 Rutherford County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Rutherfordton.
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