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Piney Grove Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
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Piney Grove Nursing And Rehabilitation Center
This Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is a "for-profit" center providing services to residents of Kernersville and Forsyth County, North Carolina. The 92-certified bed long-term care home is located at:
728 Piney Grove Road
Kernersville, North Carolina 27284
URL: Piney Grove Nursing And Rehabilitation Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Piney Grove Nursing and Rehabilitation Center offers other services. Additional focused attention includes short-term and long term care. The facility also offers comprehensive rehab services and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.
Fined $227,885 for substandard care
Financial Penalties and Violations
The investigators for the federal government and state of North Carolina nursing home regulatory agencies have the legal authority to impose monetary fines or deny payment for Medicare services if the nursing facility is cited for serious violations of rules and regulations.
Within the last thirty-six months, investigators imposed three monetary penalties against Piney Grove Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $147,723 fine on February 15, 2019, a $13,749 fine on October 18, 2018, and a $66,413 fine on January 13, 2017, for a total of $227,885.
The nursing home received nine 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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Kernersville North Carolina Nursing Home Safety Concerns
The state of North Carolina and federal government nursing home regulatory agencies routinely update their care home database system. This list contains historical information of all citations and violations.
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 Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F689 date February 15, 2019
The state investigators determined the nursing home "failed to ensure [staff] repositioned a resident [properly] in his wheelchair by pulling him up under his arms.” The “failure to properly reposition [the resident resulted in the resident] sustaining a large hematoma (an abnormal collection of blood), experiencing blood loss, and severe bruising to the chest.”
As a result of the deficient practice by the nursing staff, the facility sent the resident to the hospital . The state investigative team initiated an Immediate Jeopardy situation when a Nursing Assistant “repositioned the resident up in his wheelchair by pulling him under his arms, which resulted in injury.”
· In a separate summary statement of deficiencies, dated October 18, 2018, the nursing home “failed to secure smoking materials, per the facility’s Smoking Policy, and failed to intervene and remove a resident from his room that was observed with smoke in it.”
The failure by the nursing staff “to ensure smoking materials were secured , resulted in [the resident], who requires continuous oxygen, [receiving first aid] to his hands and face and could have caused an adverse outcome to other residents residing in the facility.”
An Incident Report, dated September 30, 2018, revealed that a Nursing Assistant “reported smelling smoke in the room and the resident had a blister on his lip. Per the resident, he was burning the hems of his clothes. The Physician was notified, and an order was given to apply petroleum jelly to the affected areas.”
The nursing staff removed cigarettes and a lighter from the resident’s room and informed the resident of the Smoking Policy.
The Nursing Assistant revealed that “she was walking up the middle hall and smelled smoke. She opened the door and the room was full of smoke and went to tell the Charge Nurse.”
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