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Pembroke Center Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
If your loved one was injured while residing in a Robeson County nursing facility, contact the North Carolina Nursing Home Law Center attorneys now for immediate legal assistance. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive financial compensation for your damages. Time is of the essence. All necessary documentation must be filed in the proper county courthouse before the statute of limitations expires.
Pembroke Center Nursing Home
This long-term care facility is an 84-certified bed Medicare and Medicaid-participating center providing services to residents of Pembroke and Robeson County, North Carolina. The "for-profit" home is located at:
310 E Wardell Drive
Pembroke, North Carolina 28372
Pembroke Center Nursing Home
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Pembroke Center Nursing Home offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-stay care, IV (intravenous) therapy, respite care, hospice, wound care, dementia and memory care, colostomy care, and restorative services involving physical, speech and occupational therapies.
Fined $108,411 for substandard care
Financial Penalties and Violations
The state of North Carolina and the federal government have a responsibility for monitoring every nursing home. These agencies are authorised to impose monetary penalties or withold payment from Medicare if the nursing facility violates rules and regulations. Typically, the more serious the violation, the higher the monetary fines, especially if neglect or abuse caused harm or could have caused harm to a resident.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Pembroke Center Nursing Home for $108,411 on May 05, 2017, citing substandard care. During this time, Medicare denied payment on May 05, 2017, due to a lack of quality care.
The nursing home received one complaint over the last thirty-six months that resulted in a violation citation. Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Adult Protective Services Website.
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Pembroke North Carolina Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Your family can visit Medicare.gov and the North Carolina Department of Public Health website to obtain a complete list of all violations, citations, and deficiencies identified by investigators and surveyors.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including two out of five stars concerning health inspections, one out of five stars for staffing issues and one out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Ensure the Nursing Home Area Remained Free of Accident Hazards and Risks and Provides Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F323 date March 5, 2017
The state investigators determined that “the facility failed to individualize the securement of [a resident] by achieving angulation of the seatbelt across the resident [in the facility van] as specified in the owner’s manual.” As a result, the resident “sustained an injury in the facility’s transportation van.”
Specifically, “the resident slid out of her wheelchair during transport and landed on the floor of the van sustaining a hematoma, skin tears, swelling, and bruising.” The surveyors determined that an Immediate Jeopardy occurred “when the facility transporter applied the brakes and swerved to avoid a head-on collision, causing the resident to slide out of her wheelchair and sustain injuries when she hit the floor the van.”
The survey team reviewed the facility’s transit van owner’s manual that documents “position the safety belt height adjuster so that the safety belt rests across the middle of your shoulder. Failure to adjust the safety belt correctly could reduce its effectiveness and increase the risk of injury in a crash.”
A review of the facility’s April 20, 2017, Pre-Trip Vehicle Safety Inspection Checklist revealed that “the facility transporter checked off that seatbelt and wheelchair tie-downs worked properly for driver and passengers, and all passengers must wear seatbelts and if in a wheelchair, must also have a wheelchair tie-downs [before] transporting.”
The Progress Note dated April 20, 2017, at 7:49 PM documents that “during transport from dialysis to the facility, the transport vehicle was run off the road by an oncoming vehicle at 5:35 PM. The transport driver called 911 to have them come to evaluate the resident.” The document says that “when the brakes were applied to swerve out of the way of the oncoming vehicle, the resident fell from the chair with the seatbelt still on.”
Mistreated at Pembroke Center Nursing Home? We Can Help
Were you the victim of mistreatment while you lived at Pembroke Center Nursing Home? Contact the North Carolina nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Robeson County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Pembroke.
Our legal team invites you to discuss your case with us today through an initial, free claim consultation. Also, we provide a 100% “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee, meaning you will not owe us anything until after we have secured a monetary recovery for your family.