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Person Memorial Hospital
Every staff member working in a nursing facility has a legal and ethical responsibility to provide each resident with the highest level of care according to established standards of quality. Unfortunately, many nursing facilities do not follow established procedures and protocols that prevent injuries, accidents, and the development of life-threatening pressure wounds.
If you suspect that your loved one was victimized through neglect or abuse while living in a Person County nursing facility, the North Carolina Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys can help. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive financial compensation for your damages.Person Memorial Hospital
This long-term care center is a "for-profit" 56-certified bed home providing cares to residents of Roxboro and Person County, North Carolina. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
615 Ridge Road
Roxboro, North Carolina 27573
URL: Person Memorial Hospital
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Person Memorial Hospital offers other services. Additional focused attention includes short-term and long term care, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.
Fined $182,643 for substandard careFinancial Penalties and Violations
Federal agencies and the State of North Carolina have a legal responsibility to monitor 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 three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Person Memorial Hospital for $182,643 on September 12, 2017, citing substandard care. During this time, Medicare denied payment on September 12, 2017, due to a lack of quality care.
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 ConsultationRoxboro North Carolina Nursing Home Safety Concerns
To be fully informed on the level of care nursing homes provide, families routinely research Medicare.gov and the North Carolina Department of Public Health website database systems for a complete list of deficiencies, violations, and citations.
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 Develop, Write and Use Policies and Forbid Mistreatment, Neglect or Abuse of Residents – citation #F224 date September 12, 2017
- Failure to Timely Report Suspected Abuse, Neglect or Theft and Report the Results of the Investigation to Proper Authorities – citation #F609 date August 16, 2019
The state investigators determined the nursing home "neglected to answer call bells timely, provide assistance [timely], and provide functioning call bells in the bathrooms, so if the resident needed to summon staff for assistance they could get help and prevent an accident from occurring.” Also, the nursing home did not “follow up on lab specimens to determine the course of treatment for [a resident].”
The “facility failed to investigate and report an allegation of abuse within twenty-four hours of the notification of the allegation.” The investigation involved injuries, including “ bruises of unknown origin.”
Observations of a resident were made in the presence of a nurse while the resident was “seated in her Geri-chair in a room, pleasantly confused, dressed nicely in a gray, long sleeve sweatshirt and slacks.” The resident “reported no pain when asked by the nurse.”
The resident, “pointed to several bruises all over both arms and stated she did not know how they got there. The bruising in several areas appeared old/fading and yellowing in color.” However, “other [bruises] were very large, dark red, purplish, and deep in color.” The resident “did not report any pain during the examination.”
The Administrator stated that a member of the Department of Social Services had come to the facility and noted the facility was doing an investigation involving an allegation of abuse against the resident. The Administrator stated that “the nursing staff told the resident reported injuries in last few days but [I] did not do a full investigation of abuse.”
The Interim Director of Nursing confirmed that “a complete investigation had not been completed. There were no identified falls [before] observation of the bruises.” A staff member from the Department of Social Services stated, “he reported to the facility, [following] a report to the Department of Social Services that a resident at the facility had alleged to have been abused by staff at the facility.” The Social Services staff member stated that “the facility Administrator was informed his department would be doing an abuse investigation.”
Do you believe that your loved one has suffered harm through mistreatment while living at Person Memorial Hospital? Contact the North Carolina nursing home abuse prevention lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Person County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Roxboro.
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