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Peak Resources - Outer Banks Nursing Center
Do you suspect that your loved one is being mistreated while living in a Dare County nursing facility? Are you concerned that their injuries are the result of negligence by the nursing staff, physical assault by other patients, or verbal, physical, or sexual abuse by others?
If so, contact the North Carolina Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal intervention. Our team of abuse prevention lawyers can work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive financial compensation from recovering your damages.Peak Resources - Outer Banks Nursing Center
This nursing center is a “for-profit” Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility providing services and care to residents of Nags Head and Dare County, North Carolina. The 126-certified bed long-term care nursing home is located at:
430 West Health Center Drive
Nags Head, North Carolina 27959
URL: Peak Resources - Outer Banks Nursing Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Peak Resources - Outer Banks 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 $6,500 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 Peak Resources - Outer Banks Nursing Center for $6,500 on December 08, 2016, citing substandard care. 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 comprehensive North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Adult Protective Services Website.
Call (800) 926-7565 Toll-Free for a No Obligation ConsultationNags Head 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, two out of five stars for staffing issues, and one 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 December 8, 2016
The state investigators determined the nursing home "neglected to remove wound packing left in a sacral pressure ulcer for [one resident] investigated for wound care.” The deficient practice “resulted in the decline of the sacral ulcer and the development of an abscess .”
The resident’s quarterly MDS (Minimum Data Set) Assessment indicated that the resident had “an unstageable pressure ulcer,” measuring 2.5 cm x 2.0 cm. The resident’s Weekly Pressure Ulcer Check, dated July 27, 2016, revealed that the “wound was documented to be an unstageable pressure ulcer [measuring] 0.8 cm x 0.8 cm x 0.1 cm.”
However, “there was no documentation of fine mesh observed in the wound.” The documentation shows the pressure ulcer continued to grow in size. Subsequent measurements failed to mention fine mesh gauze in the wound.
By October 5, 2016, a routine dressing change was performed on the sacral pressure ulcer that had grown significantly in size to 6.0 cm x 6.0 cm with a “fluid-filled packet at the wound.” The resident had a Physician’s appointment the next day. At that time, the Physician “performed an incision and drainage of the abscess and discovered six inches of fine mesh gauze in the subcutaneous tissue.”
The Physician stated that “the facility placed a fine mesh gauze in the pressure ulcer on the sacrum, intentionally or unintentionally, at some point while the wound was still open.” The Doctor said that “the gauze was either lost or forgotten about and the wound healed over the gauze.” The doctor said that “he had no doubt the gauze was the cause of the abscess that the resident developed.”
The Physician said that “some of the facility staff had made a mistake [by] either not following the order correctly or had lost the gauze in the wound somehow. He further stated that a fine mesh gauze should not have been left in the wound.”
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