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The Oaks Nursing Center
Many families have limited options on how to handle their loved one’s care who requires nursing assistants in a facility outside their home. Many of these family members choose to relocate their loved one into a Forsyth County nursing facility only to realize they been victimized through neglect or mistreatment by caregivers, employees, or other residents.
If your loved one was injured or died prematurely while living in a nursing home, contact the North Carolina Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal assistance. Our team of abuse prevention lawyers has handled cases just like yours, and we can help your family, too. Contact us today so we can begin working on your case to ensure you receive financial compensation for your damages.The Oaks Nursing Center
This nursing center is a “for-profit” Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility providing services and care to residents of Winston Salem and Forsyth County, North Carolina. The 131-certified bed long-term care nursing home is located at:
901 Bethesda Road
Winston Salem, North Carolina 27103
The Oaks Nursing Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, The Oaks 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, post-stroke care, enteral nutrition, respite care, hospice, outpatient therapy, tracheostomy care, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.
Fined $13,627 for substandard careFinancial Penalties and Violations
It is a legal responsibility of state and federal investigators to hold nursing homes accountable if they have violated rules and regulations that harmed or could have harmed a resident. These penalties include monetary fines and the denial of payment for Medicare services.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against The Oaks Nursing Center for $13,627 on May 25, 2017, citing substandard care. This nursing facility received 31 complaints and self-reported two severe issues over the last three years 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
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, two out of five stars for staffing issues, and three out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Provide Necessary Care and Services to Maintain the Highest Well-Being of Every Resident – citation #F309 date May 25, 2017
The state investigators determined the nursing home "failed to secure the wheelchair to the floor [of] the facility van, according to manufacturer’s instructions, before transporting one resident reviewed for van transportation.” During the transport, the resident’s wheelchair “fell backward, with the resident landing on her back and hitting her head on the van floor.”
The resident “complained of right shoulder pain after the incident.” The Transportation Aide “failed to call 911 and the facility after the incident and move the resident back to a seated position in the wheelchair.”
The investigative team reviewed the Incident Report that indicated that the resident was riding in the facility van. While in route, the resident’s legs were “up in the air when viewed by the Transportation Aide, in her rearview mirror.” The aide stopped the van and found that the resident was “lying on her back in the wheelchair. “
The Incident Report indicated “the whole wheelchair fell backward.” The resident “informed the van driver [that] her wheelchair fell backward while the bus was turning.”
A Nurse’s Note indicated that one nurse was informed of the incident after the resident “was in the dining room, eating dinner. After the resident finished her meal, the nurse took her to her room for an assessment. The resident had no bumps or bruises on her head, and no bruises or red areas noted on her body.”
However, the resident began complaining of pain to the right shoulder when the nurse raised her arms. An x-ray was ordered and returned negative for results of dislocation or fractures. However, a self-report by the facility was made over an allegation of neglect that occurred during the incident. The Aide had failed to follow established protocols following the manufacturer’s recommendations, which led to the incident involving the resident’s fall.
Has your loved one been being mistreated or neglected while living at The Oaks 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 Forsyth County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Winston Salem.
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