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Pelican Health at Asheville
Do you suspect that your loved one is being mistreated while living in a Buncombe County nursing facility? Were you concerned that their facility-acquired bedsores or injuries from a fall could have been prevented had the staff followed the established protocols? If so, 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. We will use the law to hold those responsible for the harm legally and financially accountable.Pelican Health at Asheville
This Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is a "for-profit" center providing services to residents of Swannanoa and Buncombe County, North Carolina. The 106-certified bed long-term care home is located at:
1984 US Highway 70
Swannanoa, North Carolina 28778
URL: Pelican Health at Asheville
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Pelican Health at Asheville offers other services. Additional focused attention includes short-term and long term care. The facility also offers comprehensive rehab services, wound care, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.
Fined $183,525 for substandard careFinancial Penalties and Violations
Both the State of North Carolina and the federal government can impose a monetary fine or deny payments through Medicare when a nursing facility has been found to violate established regulations and rules. The higher the monetary penalty, the more serious the violation is that likely harmed or could have harmed one or more residents at the nursing home.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Pelican Health at Asheville for $183,525 on June 29, 2018, citing substandard care. This nursing home received six complaints and self-reported one serious issue over the last thirty-six months that resulted in violation citations.
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 ConsultationSwannanoa North Carolina Nursing Home Safety Concerns
The state of North Carolina and federal government nursing home regulatory agencies routinely update their care home database system. This list contains historical information of all 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 two out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Protect Every Resident from All Forms of Abuse Including Physical and Sexual Assault, Physical Punishment, and Neglect by Anybody – citation #F600 date June 29, 2018
The state investigators determined the nursing home " neglected to stay with the resident, administer action, and raise the head of the bed for the resident who was experiencing shortness of breath.” The nursing staff sent the resident to the emergency room for evaluation and treatment.
The state investigators determined an Immediate Jeopardy situation existed when the nurse “neglected to raise the head of the bed and administer oxygen for [the resident], who was experiencing shortness of breath and a decreased oxygen saturation of 78%.”
Emergency Medical Services (EMS) reported that they arrived at the facility when the resident “had been having difficulty breathing.” EMS departed the facility with the resident and arrived at the hospital emergency room . The report revealed that “when they arrived at the facility, they found [the resident] lying flat on his bed with adventitious [unnatural] lung sounds. His family member was at the bedside and stated he had some congestion lately, but it was worse today.”
Reports indicated that at the time of the incident, the resident “did not have any oxygen on and there was not an oxygen concentrator or oxygen tank in the room.”
An Emergency Medical Service Worker stated when they arrived at the facility, “the nurse was at the desk and she told him that they were there for [a resident] in respiratory distress call.” The nurse “pointed down the hall.” The worker asked, “if someone was with [the resident in distress and the nurse replied] ‘No.’”
The nurse at the desk stated they needed to complete a report and continued to sit at the desk to do paperwork. At that time, a family member was in the room with the resident crying, saying that the resident “was going to die.”
A Nursing Assistant put oxygen on the resident and checked vital signs, but “did not think about raising the head of the bed.” The nurse stated, “he called the Director of Nursing and EMS and started the paperwork for the transfer and did not go back and assess [the resident], due to trying to get the paperwork completed.”
Has your loved one been being mistreated or neglected while living at Pelican Health at Asheville? Contact the North Carolina nursing home abuse prevention lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Buncombe County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Swannanoa.
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