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Peak Resources - Pinelake Nursing Center
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Some statistics show that more than one million Americans currently live in nursing homes. Many of these patients are our mothers, fathers, grandparents, siblings, children, and friends. Families often relocate their loved ones into a nursing home, believing that they will receive the best care and improve the quality of life in a safe environment.
Unfortunately, mistreatment still occurs in many nursing homes, including those in Moore County. If your loved one was injured or died prematurely while residing in a nursing home, contact the North Carolina Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal intervention. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive monetary compensation for your damages.
Peak Resources - Pinelake Nursing Center
This nursing facility is a “for-profit” Medicare and Medicaid-participating home providing services to residents of Carthage and Moore County, North Carolina. The 90-certified bed long-term care center is located at:
801 Pinehurst Avenue
Carthage, North Carolina 28327
URL: Peak Resources - Pinelake Nursing Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Peak Resources - Pinelake 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.
Financial Penalties and Violations
The investigators working for the state of North Carolina and the federal government have the legal authority to impose monetary fines and deny payment for Medicare services if the nursing home has been cited for serious violations of established regulations and rules.
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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Carthage North Carolina Nursing Home Safety Concerns
The state of North Carolina and Medicare.com routinely update their comprehensive list of deficiencies online to reflect all 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, one out of five stars for staffing issues, and two out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Ensure That Every Resident Is Free from the Use of Physical Restraints Unless Needed for Medical Treatment – citation #F604 date July 26, 2018
The state investigators determined the nursing home "failed to have a medical symptom that warranted the use of a physical restraint for [one resident].” The investigation involved a severely cognitively impaired resident whose MDS (Minimum Data Set) Assessment indicated the resident “was not using any physical restraint .”
The resident’s Care Plan did indicate the use of a physical restraint. The resident used an activity tray and the Broda chair “while out of bed,” due to dementia with behavioral disturbances.
The nursing staff indicated that it was the resident’s medical condition that justified the use of the restraint and that it could treat the medical symptoms and maintain the resident’s highest level of function. The state surveyors observed the resident “up in the Broda chair in the television room. There was a lap tray in front of her and the tray was attached to the Broda chair.”
Approximately one hour and forty-five minutes later, the resident “was observed up in the Broda chair in her room, with a lap tray in front of her and the tray was attached to the Broda chair.” The surveyors observed the resident in the Broda chair with a lap tray in front of her over the next two days on four separate occasions.
Next, the surveyors interviewed a Nurse Aide who stated that “she was assigned to the [resident].” The Assistant said that “the lap tray was used when the resident was up in the Broda chair [and] revealed that the resident was not able to release the lap tray .”
The MDS Nurse stated that the resident “had used a lap tray for years and [it] was discontinued when she was discharged to the hospital.” When the resident was readmitted to the facility, the nursing staff restarted the use of the lap tray on request from the family and “for safety reasons.”
The MDS Nurse indicated that “a restraint assessment should have been completed before the restraint (lap tray) was reapplied, but it was not.” This failure was confirmed by the Director of Nursing, who stated that the tray was used “due to a high risk for falls, the family’s request, and [the resident’s] dementia.”
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Were you the victim of mistreatment, neglect, or abuse while living at Peak Resources - Pinelake 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 Moore County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Carthage.
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