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Pelican Health at Charlotte
Attorneys for Mistreated & Injured at Pelican Health at Charlotte
Many families have limited options on how to handle the care of a loved one who requires medical professionals in a skilled nursing environment. Typically, reputable nursing homes follow established procedures and protocols to ensure that every resident’s needs are met. Unfortunately, mistreatment still occurs in some facilities in North Carolina.
If your loved one was victimized while living in a Mecklenburg County nursing facility, contact the North Carolina Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers represent your family to ensure you receive financial compensation from recovering your damages. Call us now so we can begin working on your case today.
Pelican Health at Charlotte
This nursing home is a Medicare and Medicaid-participating "for-profit" center providing care and services to residents of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. The 120-certified bed nursing facility is located at:
2616 East 5th Street
Charlotte, North Carolina 28204
URL: NO WEBSITE
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Pelican Health at Charlotte offers other services. Additional focused attention includes short-term and long term care, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.
Fined $105,101 for substandard care
Financial Penalties and Violations
Federal agencies and the State of North Carolina have a legal responsibility for monitoring every nursing facility. If serious violations are identified, the government can impose monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare if the resident was harmed or could have been harmed by the deficiency.
Within the last thirty-six months, investigators imposed five monetary penalties against Pelican Health at Charlotte, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $37,210 fine on July 27, 2018, a $8,845 fine on March 12, 2018, a $17,705 fine on March 12, 2018, a $23,790 fine on October 05, 2017, and a $17,551 fine on November 16, 2016, for a total of $105,101.
The nursing home received thirty-nine 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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Charlotte North Carolina Nursing Home Safety Concerns
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, four out of five stars for staffing issues, and one out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F689 date July 18, 2019
- Failure to Develop, Write and Use Policies and Forbid Mistreatment, Neglect or Abuse of Residents – citation #F224 date February 20, 2017
The state investigators determined the nursing home "failed to provide physical assistance with bed mobility, which resulted in a fall from the bed.” The investigation involved a resident “ at risk for falls ,” who requires “extensive assistance of two persons with bed mobility.”
A Nursing Note, dated February 26, 2019, revealed that the resident “fell out of bed during incontinence care.” The resident complained of knee and foot pain and underwent an x-ray that “revealed no fractures.”
The nurse indicated that the resident fell out of bed when turning to receive incontinence care. The resident explained that “she did not realize her body had shifted from the middle of the bed.” The resident reported that “she turned onto her right side and could not stop from falling out of bed.”
The “facility neglected to provide wound care to existing pressure ulcers to promote healing.” The incident involved two residents, “ not receiving daily wound care .”
One incident involved a severely cognitively impaired resident requiring extensive assistance for bed mobility, transferring, dressing, toileting, and personal hygiene. This resident “was always incontinent of bowel and bladder functions.”
The resident “had developed an unstageable pressure ulcer on the sacrum and deep tissue injury pressure areas on the left foot and left heel.” A review of the records indicated that wound care had been ordered by the Wound Care Doctor to be done daily. The nursing staff was given explicit directions on exactly how to provide wound care.
On February 20, 2017, the resident was observed receiving incontinence care performed by a nursing Assistant. A nurse entered the room and saw the condition of the wound dressing. The nurse stated that the wound dressing was marked February 18, 2018, indicating that the dressing was last changed on that date (two days earlier) and was not changed the day before, as required by the Physician’s orders.
Mistreated at Pelican Health at Charlotte? We Can Help
Has your loved one been being mistreated or neglected while living at Pelican Health at Charlotte? Contact the North Carolina nursing home abuse prevention lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Mecklenburg County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Charlotte.
Discuss your case with us now through an initial case consultation at no charge to you. Also, we offer a 100% “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee. This promise means we postpone payment for our services until after we have secured a monetary recovery on your behalf.