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The Oaks at Sweeten Creek Nursing Center
This long-term care center is a 100-certified bed "for-profit" home providing services to residents of Arden and Buncombe County, North Carolina. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
3864 Sweeten Creek Road
Arden, North Carolina 28704
The Oaks at Sweeten Creek Nursing Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, The Oaks at Sweeten Creek Nursing 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.
Fined $18,343 for substandard care
Financial Penalties and Violations
State investigators working on behalf of the federal government, Medicare, and Medicaid have the legal authority to impose monetary fines or deny payment for Medicare services to any nursing facility that has violated rules and regulations.
Within the last three years, investigators imposed two monetary penalties against The Oaks at Sweeten Creek Nursing Center, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $9,955 fine on December 21, 2018, and an $8,388 fine on August 17, 2017, for a total of $18,343.
The nursing home received six 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.
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Arden North Carolina Nursing Home Safety Concerns
The state of North Carolina and the federal government regularly updates its long-term care home database system with complete details of all deficiencies, citations, and violations.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including one out of five stars concerning health inspections, three out of five stars for staffing issues and four out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F689 date December 21, 2018
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to supervise a cognitively impaired resident with wandering behaviors from exiting the facility.” The incident involved a cognitively impaired resident “reviewed for accidents related to unsafe wandering and elopement.”
The investigators determined an Immediate Jeopardy existed when the resident “was able to exit from the facility without the knowledge of the staff. The resident was found approximately 200 feet away from the main entrance door and approximately 85 feet from a stop sign exiting the facility parking which headed toward a long, steep hill, and connected to the main highway.”
Documentation shows that the resident was “independently mobile and had the ability to exit the facility. There were no exits-seeking behaviors identified, the resident did not wander obviously to safety needs, [had] no history of elopement [wandering away] and did not demonstrate poor decision-making skills.”
The Medical Doctor Progress Note revealed that on March 8, 2018, the resident “reported his goal was to return to home.” The Nurse’s documentation related to wandering read in part that on March 12, 2018, from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM, another resident reported this resident’s behavior of “wandering throughout their room this morning. The staff monitored closely, and the resident voiced the need of wanting to go home.” The resident was easily directed by phone calls from family members.
By March 16, 2018, the Medical Doctor Progress Notes revealed that the resident “was seen per nursing’s request with persistent agitated behavior [and] has been going in and out of other patients’ rooms consistently day and night and had not been sleeping.” The doctor reports that even though the resident wanted to go home, they were unable to say where home was.
A Victim of Neglect at The Oaks at Sweeten Creek Nursing Center? Contact Us Today for Help
Do you suspect that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment while residing at The Oaks at Sweeten Creek 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 Buncombe County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Arden.
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