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Peak Resources - Shelby Nursing Center
Many families have limited options on how to ensure that their loved one receives the best care and choose to place them in a community nursing facility. Unfortunately, the incident rates of abuse and neglect occurring in nursing homes nationwide have risen significantly over the last few decades. Many patients become victims of mistreatment at the hands of caregivers, employees, visitors, or other residents.
If your loved one suffered harm while living in a Cleveland County nursing facility, 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 - Shelby Nursing Center
This nursing home is a Medicare and Medicaid-participating “for-profit” center providing care and services to residents of Shelby and Cleveland County, North Carolina. The 100-certified bed nursing facility is located at:
1101 North Morgan Street
Shelby, North Carolina 28150
URL: Peak Resources - Shelby Nursing Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Peak Resources - Shelby 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 for the state of North Carolina and federal nursing home regulatory agencies have the legal responsibility of penalizing any facility that has violated rules and regulations that harmed or could have harmed a resident. These penalties often include monetary fines and denying payment of Medicare services. Typically, the higher the penalty, the more egregious the problem.
The nursing home received two 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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Our attorneys obtain and review data on every North Carolina long-term care home from various online publically available sources, including the Department of Public Health website and Medicare.gov.
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 Immediately Notify the Resident’s Doctor or Family Member of a Change in the Resident’s Condition – citation #F580 date August 8, 2019
The state investigators determined that the nursing home "failed to notify the Orthopedic Doctor and the Responsible Party of drainage coming out of the cast for [one resident] reviewed for notification of significant change.”
The Report of Consultation from the Orthopedic Doctor, dated May 9, 2019, revealed a recommendation to immobilize the right lower extremity and a new brace or cast with no weight-bearing to the extremity. The nursing staff was not to remove the brace and ensure that the resident had a follow-up appointment in four weeks.
Afterward, a Progress Note dated July 15, 2019, by a nurse, revealed that a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) “called the nurse into the room, stating that the resident had something draining from her right leg. The nurse assessed the resident’s capillary refills and they were returned within less than three seconds.”
The nurse was unable to measure the area and recommended that the resident see the orthopedic team. At that time, the resident was not complaining of pain or discomfort.
The Event Report dated July 15, 2019, by the nurse, revealed that the resident had “an unmeasurable open area” but could not be assessed “due to the area being covered by a hard cast.”
The survey team reviewed the electronic Medical Records and Progress Notes for the resident, documented between July 15, 2019, through September 22, 2019. However, “there was no indication that the Orthopedic Doctor or the Responsible Party had been notified of the drainage coming out of the resident’s right leg cast.”
A nurse providing the resident care stated sometime later that “she could not remember when the wound to the resident’s right knee had started but she was told that the resident could not go to the orthopedic during this time because she was currently on contact precautions for scabies .”
Do you believe that your loved one was the victim of abuse or neglect while living at Peak Resources - Shelby 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 Cleveland County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Shelby.
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