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Pine Ridge Health and Rehabilitation Center
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 Davidson 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.Pine Ridge Health And Rehabilitation Center
This long-term care home is a 140-certified bed center providing care and services to residents of Thomasville and Davidson County, North Carolina. The "for-profit" Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
706 Pineywood Road
Thomasville, North Carolina 27360
URL: Pine Ridge Health And Rehabilitation Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Pine Ridge Health and Rehabilitation Center offers other services. Additional focused attention includes short-term and long term care.
The facility also provides comprehensive rehab services, wound care, pulmonary care, IV (intervenous) care, post-stroke care, hospice, dementia and memory care, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.
Fined $116,582 for substandard careFinancial Penalties and Violations
Federal and state investigators have a legal obligation to penalize any nursing home that violated a rule or regulation that harmed or could have harmed a resident. These penalties typically include imposed monetary fines or denial of payment for Medicare services. Usually, the higher the violation, the higher the fine.
Within the last three years, investigators imposed two monetary penalties against Pine Ridge Health and Rehabilitation Center, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $101,124 fine on February 01, 2018, and a $15,458 fine on August 07, 2017, for a total of $116,582. During this time, Medicare denied payment on February 01, 2018, due to a lack of quality care.
The nursing home received forty-six 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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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, two out of five stars for staffing issues, and three 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 February 1, 2018
The state investigators determined the nursing home " failed to provide incontinence care for [one resident], who requires extensive assistance, and who requested incontinence care on two different occasions because she had soiled herself.” The investigation involved a moderately cognitively impaired resident who was coded as needing “limited assistance of one person for bed mobility, transfers, locomotion on and off the unit, dressing and personal hygiene, and extensive assistance with toileting.”
A review of the resident’s Care Plan revealed that the resident “did not have any goals or interventions relating to activities of daily living.” Additionally, the Nursing Kardex had no instructions for activities of daily living care. The document lists the resident “as using pull-ups, under the toileting program section on the Kardex.”
The investigators interviewed the resident at 11:43 AM on January 29, 2018, who stated, “she had been waiting since 7:30 AM to have her pull-up changed because she had urinated. She said she knew what time it was because she looked at the clock on her wall.” The resident also stated that “she told the Nursing Assistant that she needed changing when she brought her breakfast tray.”
Two days later, at 9:10 AM, the resident stated, “she had been waiting since 8:00 AM to have her pull-up changed. She stated she told the male Nursing Assistant who came and picked up her breakfast tray, but he had not returned to render care .”
At 10:45 AM, a Nursing Assistant was “in the resident’s room gathering supplies to render activities of daily living care.” On February 1, 2018, at 9:55 AM, the resident stated that “she had a bowel movement during breakfast and that she told the nurse when the nurse brought her medication.”
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