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Opus Post Acute Rehabilitation Center
Are you concerned that the medical staff is neglecting your loved one in a Lexington County nursing home? Do you suspect that they are being mistreated or abused by caregivers, employees, or other patients?
Contact the South Carolina nursing home network of attorneys at (800) 926-7565 now for immediate legal intervention. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers work on your behalf to stop the mistreatment now. We will use the law to ensure you receive financial compensation from recovering your damages.Opus Post Acute Rehabilitation Center
This Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is a "for-profit" center providing services to residents of West Columbia and Lexington County, South Carolina. The 100-certified bed long-term care home is located at:
300 Agape Drive
West Columbia, South Carolina 29169
Opus Post Acute Rehabilitation Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Opus Post Acute Rehabilitation 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 $51,175 for substandard careFinancial Penalties and Violations
Federal agencies and the State of South Carolina have a legal responsibility to monitor every nursing facility. If serious violations are identified, the government can impose monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare if the resident was harmed or could have been harmed by the deficiency.
Within the last three years, investigators imposed two monetary penalties against Opus Post Acute Rehabilitation Center, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $43,953 fine on December 18, 2017, and a $7,222 fine on June 28, 2017, for a total of $51,175.
Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the State of South Carolina Department of Social Services (Adult Protective Services) Website.
Call (800) 926-7565 Toll-Free for a No Obligation ConsultationWest Columbia South Carolina Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Our attorneys review data on every long-term and intermediate care facility on Medicare.com and the South Carolina Department of Public Health website.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of two out of five stars, including two out of five stars concerning health inspections, four out of five stars for staffing issues and one out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Develop, Implement and Enforce Policies and Procedures That Prevent Abuse, Neglect, and Mistreatment – citation #F607 date October 18, 2018
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to ensure that the facility policies were followed for [two residents] reviewed for abuse.” For one resident, “the facility policy on the investigation was not followed.” For the other resident, “the facility did not implement its reporting policy.”
The state investigators reviewed the facility had been reported incident investigation file on January 2, 2019. The document revealed that a resident “made an allegation of staff abuse at 4:40 PM on October 16, 2018. The resident accused [a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)] of forcing him/her to walk to the shower when incapable of doing so and of punching him/her ten times in the chest and face.”
It was documented that “there was nothing in the file about to whom the resident reported the incident.” A review of the alleged perpetrator’s Employee Time Details for that day at that approximate time revealed that the CNA had clocked in just after 7:00 AM and clocked out at 4:20 PM and then back in at 6:37 PM and out at 7:11 PM.
Even though there were five CNAs, two Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) and one Registered Nurse (RN) assigned to the unit where the resident lived when the incident occurred, “there was only evidence of one being interviewed other than the alleged perpetrator.”
The facility did interview the Housekeeping Supervisor, “but there was no evidence of any other ancillary personnel who might have been on duty at the time being interviewed (housekeeping, maintenance, dietary, therapy).” The investigators interviewed the Director of Nursing, who stated “she/he did not know to whom the resident reported the incident and that it was not documented in the file. The investigation was conducted by the Administrator at that time.”
The investigators asked about the CNA’s suspension. The Director said that “she was unaware of how long the CNA had been suspended. The Director of Nursing stated the Wound Nurse had done a body audit and found no evidence of the resident’s claim. She verified the two pages of interviews and the file compared to the names of those on the assignment sheet and verified the was no record of interviews conducted.
Was your loved one mistreated while residing at Opus Post Acute Rehabilitation Center? Contact the South Carolina nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Lexington County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including West Columbia.
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