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Pinehurst Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
Do you suspect that your loved one is being mistreated while living in a Moore County nursing facility? Are you concerned that their injuries are the result of negligence by the nursing staff, physical assault by other patients, or physical, verbal, or sexual abuse by others?
If so, contact the North Carolina Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal intervention. Our team of abuse prevention lawyers can work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive financial compensation from recovering your damages.Pinehurst Healthcare And Rehabilitation Center
This long-term care home is a "for-profit" 144-certified bed center providing care and services to residents of Pinehurst and Moore County, North Carolina. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
300 Blake Boulevard
Pinehurst, North Carolina 28374
URL: Pinehurst Healthcare And Rehabilitation Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Pinehurst Healthcare 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, enteral nutrition, pain management, hospice, dementia and memory care, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.
Fined $310,166 for substandard careFinancial Penalties and Violations
The federal government and surveyors and North Carolina have a legal duty to monitor every nursing facility and impose monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare when investigators identify violations of established nursing home regulations and rules. In serious cases, the nursing facility will receive heavy financial penalties if investigators find the violations are severe and harmed or could have harmed a resident.
Within the last thirty-six months, investigators imposed three monetary penalties against Pinehurst Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $9,952 fine on June 10, 2019, a $53,235 fine on December 20, 2018, and a $246,979 fine on April 17, 2018, for a total of $310,166.
The nursing home received 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.
Call (800) 926-7565 Toll-Free for a No Obligation ConsultationPinehurst North Carolina Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Our attorneys obtain and review data on every North Carolina long-term care home from various online publically available sources, including the Department of Public Health website and Medicare.gov.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including one out of five stars concerning health inspections, three 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 April 17, 2018
- Failure to Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F689 date June 10, 2019
The state investigators determined the nursing home "neglected to provide necessary care and services for residents [having] [difficulty in swallowing liquids or food].” The investigators determined that an Immediate Jeopardy situation began when the resident “was found unresponsive and was transferred to the hospital and died .”
A review of the resident’s MDS (Minimum Data Set) Assessment indicated that the cognitively intact resident “had no swallowing disorder.” The assessment further indicated that the resident “needed supervision/set up help with eating and was not on a mechanically-altered diet.”
However, the Hospital Discharge Summary stated that the resident “was near respiratory arrest, secondary to choking on chicken during dinner.” Vigilant nursing staff performed the Heimlich maneuver on the resident, “expelling a food bolus [mass of substance].”
The facility “failed to transfer a resident from the chair to the bed using two staff members and a mechanical lift, as specified in her Plan of Care.”
However, during the transfer, the cognitively intact resident’s “leg [was] caught in the aides clothing and the resident was diagnosed at the hospital with a fractured left femur.” The state investigators reviewed the resident’s MDS (Minimum Data Set) Assessment that revealed the resident needed “extensive assistance of one person for bed mobility and extensive assistance of two people for transfers.”
The document states that there was an impairment in the bilateral lower extremities. The Care Plan revealed that the resident was “ at risk for falls related to [their medical condition] and bilateral lower extremity amputation status.”
An investigation report stated that the aide “was transferring the resident from the wheelchair to the bed. When the resident was placed in the bed, she [relayed having] pain and was sent to the emergency department for x-rays.” The facility suspended the staff member, “pending the outcome of the investigation.”
Do you suspect that your loved one suffered injury or died prematurely while living at Pinehurst Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center? Contact the North Carolina nursing home abuse prevention lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Moore County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Pinehurst.
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