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Pineville Rehabilitation and Living Center
For many family members, detecting abuse and neglect in a nursing facility can be challenging at best, especially if your loved one has symptoms that mask the typical effects of mistreatment. In many cases, friends and family will mistake the natural progression of the aging process or a debilitating disease when actual abuse or neglect is occurring.
If you suspect that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment while living in a Mecklenburg County nursing facility, contact the North Carolina Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal assistance. Our team of abuse prevention lawyers has handled cases just like yours, and we can help your family too. Call us now so we can begin working on your case today to ensure you receive financial compensation for your damages.Pineville Rehabilitation And Living Center
This nursing center is a "for-profit" Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility providing services and cares to residents of Pineville and Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. The 106-certified bed long-term care nursing home is located at:
1010 Lakeview Drive
Pineville, North Carolina 28134
URL: Pineville Rehabilitation And Living Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Pineville Rehabilitation and Living Center offers other services. Additional focused attention includes short-term and long term care. The facility also provides comprehensive rehab services, wound care, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.
Fined $258,802 for substandard careFinancial Penalties and Violations
North Carolina and the federal government have the legal obligation to monitor every nursing facility and impose monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare if the home has violated established nursing home regulations and rules. In severe cases, the nursing facility will receive multiple 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 Pineville Rehabilitation and Living Center, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $3,250 fine on May 18, 2018, a $2,637 fine on June 02, 2017, and a $252,915 fine on March 01, 2017, for a total of $258,802.
The nursing home received four 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 ConsultationPineville 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 one out of five stars concerning health inspections, three out of five stars for staffing issues, and three out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Keep Every Resident Free from Physical Restraints Unless Need for Medical Treatment – citation #F221 date March 1, 2017
The state investigators determined the nursing home "utilized a device, without considering it to be a restraint, without a medical symptom. The Transfer Handle entrapped the resident, and when the resident was found, he was dead .”
The state investigators determined that an Immediate Jeopardy situation occurred when the resident “was found lying on his left side, on a fall mat, beside the low bed with his head entrapped in the Transfer Handle.” The staff found the resident dead.
A review of the resident’s Fall Care Plan specified that “the resident was to have positioning bars for positioning and fall mats on both sides of the bed while in bed, to avoid injury from a fall.” However, a Nurse’s Note indicated that the staff observed the resident “not breathing at 5:15 PM.” The resident’s skin appeared to be pale when the resident “was lying on his left side.”
The investigative team observed the resident's bed that “was approximately eighty inches long and contained a Transfer Handle on each end of the bed. The Transfer Handle was approximately eighteen inches from the top of the bed, making the bottom of the pillow in line with the Transfer Handles.” The handles measured twenty-four inches by four inches wide, by twenty-four inches tall. The metal rail was “perpendicular to the bed.”
The facility Administrator stated, “at the time of death, she had no reason to believe that the assist bars had anything to do with his death.” After the investigation, the state investigators imposed a fine of $252,915 for violation of using an unauthorized restraint by installing Transfer Handles on the resident’s bed.
Do you suspect that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment while residing at Pineville Rehabilitation and Living 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 Mecklenburg County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Pineville.
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