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Premier Living and Rehabilitation Center
Do you suspect that the injury your loved one obtained while living in a Columbus County nursing facility could have been prevented had the nursing staff followed the established procedures and protocols? Was there harm through resident-to-resident abuse or staff-to-resident negligence ? If so, contact the North Carolina Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for legal assistance.
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This facility is a "for-profit" 127-certified bed long term care center providing care and services to residents of Lake Waccamaw and Columbus County, North Carolina. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating home is located at:
106 Cameron Street
Lake Waccamaw, North Carolina 28450
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Premier Living and Rehabilitation Center offers other services. Additional focused attention includes short-term and long term care, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.
Fined $23,700 for substandard careFinancial 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 three years, investigators imposed two monetary penalties against Premier Living and Rehabilitation Center, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $9,958 fine on January 19, 2019, and a $13,742 fine on August 24, 2018, for a total of $23,700.
This nursing facility received one complaint and self-reported four severe issues over the last three years that resulted in violation citations. 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 ConsultationLake Waccamaw North Carolina Nursing Home Safety Concerns
The state of North Carolina and Medicare.com routinely update their comprehensive list of deficiencies online to reflect all violations
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including two out of five stars concerning health inspections, three out of five stars for staffing issues, and one 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
- Failure to Provide Appropriate Pressure Ulcer Care Prevent New Ulcers from Developing – citation #F686 date January 19, 2019
The state investigators determined the nursing home " failed to prevent physical abuse for [one resident]. During the provision of incontinence care, a Nursing Assistant smacked [the resident’s] hand.” The investigation involved a severely cognitively impaired resident who “requires extensive assistance from two staff members with bed mobility, transfers, toileting, dressing, and personal hygiene.”
The investigators reviewed the resident’s Care Plan that indicated that the resident “had episodes of combative behavior during care, such as hitting at staff and pushing staff away.” The Twenty-Four-Hour Report regarding “the employee-to-resident abuse revealed the report and a five-day investigation report had been sent to the State of North Carolina.”
The investigative report stated that a Nursing Assistant was assisting the resident with incontinence care, with the help of two other nursing assistants. During that time, the first Nursing Assistant slapped the resident’s right hand during incontinence care.
The “facility failed to assess and document a pressure ulcer when discovered and perform the treatment to the pressure ulcer, without Physician’s orders.” A Pressure Injury Assessment indicated that the resident had a “Stage III gluteal crease pressure ulcer that had been acquired at the facility on January 1, 2019.”
The Director of Nursing stated that “the process when a pressure ulcer is discovered is to document the ulcer, report it to her, notify the Physician of the wound, receive orders, and to notify the [resident’s] responsible party.”
The Director stated that the nurse “should not have performed treatment to [the resident’s] pressure ulcer without an order from the Physician. The Director indicated that if the treatment was done [without guidance,] she expected the order to be placed on the Treatment Administration Record and signed off as completed.” However, this protocol was not followed.
The Director said that “she may have recommended treatment to [the nurse] but she expected the nurse to call the Physician and confirm that the recommended treatment was acceptable.”
Was your loved one mistreated while residing at Premier Living 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 Columbus County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Lake Waccamaw.
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