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Peak Resources - Charlotte Nursing Center
Never before in American history have so many senior citizens have entered their retirement years. The advancing age of this massive population has increased the need for additional beds in nursing homes and placed a significant demand on the number of Nurses and Nurse’s Aides required to meet their needs. Unfortunately, mistreatment still occurs, and many facilities nationwide.
If your loved one was injured or died unexpectedly while living in a Mecklenburg County nursing facility, contact the North Carolina Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal assistance. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive financial compensation from recovering your monetary damages.Peak Resources - Charlotte Nursing Center
This nursing facility is a “for-profit” Medicare and Medicaid-participating home providing services to residents of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. The 142-certified bed long-term care center is located at:
3223 Central Avenue
Charlotte, North Carolina 28205
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Peak Resources - Charlotte Nursing Center offers other services. Additional focused attention includes short-term and long term care.
The facility also provides comprehensive rehab services, wound care, ostomy care, IV (intervenous) care, oxygen therapy, enteral nutrition, pain management, hospice, respite care, restorative nursing, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.
Fined $11,207 for substandard careFinancial Penalties and Violations
The state of North Carolina and the federal government have a legal responsibility for monitoring every nursing home. These agencies have the authority to impose monetary penalties or hold payment from Medicare if the nursing facility has violated rules and regulations. Typically, the more serious the violation, the higher the monetary fines, especially if neglect or abuse caused harm or could have caused harm to a resident.
Within the last three years, investigators imposed two monetary penalties against Peak Resources - Charlotte Nursing Center, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $2,013 fine on January 25, 2018, and a $9,194 fine on June 20, 2017, for a total of $11,207.
The nursing home received twenty-one complaints over the last three years that resulted in a violation citation. Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the comprehensive North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Adult Protective Services Website.
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To ensure families are fully informed of the level of care every nursing home provides, the state of North Carolina and Medicare.com routinely update their long-term care home database systems with info on violations, citations, and deficiencies.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including one out of five stars concerning health inspections, one out of five stars for staffing issues, and three out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Develop, Write and Use Policies and Forbid Mistreatment, Neglect or Abuse of Residents – citation #F224 date June 20, 2017
The state investigators determined the nursing home " neglected to perform wound care to three existing pressure ulcers for [one resident].” The investigation determined that the facility “failed to complete dressing changes, as ordered and treat pressure ulcers.”
The investigation involved a severely cognitively impaired resident who “requires extensive assistance of two staff members for bed mobility.” The medical records revealed that the resident “had one Stage IV pressure ulcer and two unstageable pressure ulcers” when admitted to the facility.
The state surveyors reviewed the resident’s Treatment Administration Record that revealed: “dressing changes for the sacrum, left heel, and right heel had been initialed, indicating they were completed on June 17, 2017, by [a nurse].” However, “none of these dressing changes had been initialed” the following day, indicating that “the dressing changes had not been completed.”
The nurse in charge of providing the resident care “confirmed that she was the nurse responsible for the resident’s unit” on that day. The nurse said that “she did a couple of treatment changes on the 500 Unit but did not recall performing [this resident’s] wound care.” The nurse also confirmed that “the ordered wound care would be her responsibility, but she could not recall performing any ordered dressing changes to [that resident].”
The Director of Nursing stated that she expected “the nurse who was responsible for the unit to complete the ordered wound care during his/her shift. She added that if the wound care was not completed, she should have been notified so she could have corrected the situation.”
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