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Premier Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
Any mistreatment of the senior citizen in a nursing facility can constitute neglect or abuse if it occurs at the hands of caregivers, employees, family members, friends, or other patients. Every member of the nursing team and employee staff always has a legal responsibility to protect their residents and keep them safe in their environment.
If your loved one was injured while residing in an Onslow County nursing facility, contact the North Carolina Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal assistance. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive financial compensation for your damages. Time is of the essence. All necessary documentation must be filed in the proper county courthouse before the statute of limitations expires.Premier Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
This Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is a "for-profit" center providing services to residents of Jacksonville and Onslow County, North Carolina. The 239-certified bed long-term care home is located at:
225 White Street
Jacksonville, North Carolina 28546
Premier Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Premier Nursing 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, IV (intervenous) care, post-stroke care, dementia, and memory care, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.Fined $707,098 for substandard care Financial Penalties and Violations
Federal investigators penalize nursing facilities with monetary fines and denied payment for Medicare when the nursing home had been cited for serious violations of rules and regulations.
Within the last three years, investigators imposed two monetary penalties against Premier Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $269,765 fine on August 03, 2018, and a $437,333 fine on July 25, 2017, for a total of $707,098.
The nursing home received seven 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 Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F689 date August 3, 2019
The state investigators determined the nursing home "failed to attach and tighten the mechanical lift leg straps around the lower legs, per manufacturer’s guidelines.” The nursing home also “failed to implement the Care Plan and care guide interventions, indicating the use of two persons for assistance when transferring with the use of the mechanical lift (sit to stand).”
The nursing home also failed to “ensure the resident had on non-skid footwear.” As a result of the deficient practice, the resident “slipped during a transfer from the mechanical lift, which allowed two lift straps to slip around the resident’s neck, which caused the resident’s face to turn purplish-blue in color.”
The state investigative team determined an Immediate Jeopardy situation began when “the resident slipped while only one staff member was transferring her, using a mechanical lift.” The Immediate Jeopardy also included the nursing home’s failure to “properly secure [the resident] to the lift and ensure she was wearing non-skid footwear when the lift straps slipped around the resident’s neck .”
· In a separate summary statement of deficiencies, dated September 20, 2019, the facility “failed to provide supervision to prevent accidents and failed to implement appropriate interventions to prevent further accidents.” The deficient practice by the nursing staff resulted in multiple falls for a severely cognitively impaired resident.
The investigators reviewed the resident’s Care Plan. The plan indicated there was a history of multiple falls, impulsive behavior causing falls , generalized muscle weakness, unsteady balance and coordination, weakness, limited endurance and other conditions.
Incident reports revealed that the resident stood up from her wheelchair and fell on the floor on ten separate occasions between January 4, 2019, and September 28, 2019.
Has your loved one been being mistreated or neglected while living at Premier Nursing 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 Onslow County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Jacksonville.
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