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Pruitthealth - Carolina Point Nursing Center
Many families have limited options for what to do when they can no longer provide care to a loved one in need of extensive medical treatments or hygiene assistance. Some families choose to relocate their loved one into a nursing home, believing that they will receive the best care in a safe, compassionate environment. Unfortunately, mistreatment still occurs at many facilities throughout North Carolina.
If your loved one was abused or neglected while residing in a Durham County nursing facility, contact the North Carolina Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal help. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers work on your behalf to ensure that those responsible for causing the harm are held legally and financially accountable. We will use the law to ensure your family receives monetary compensation for your damages.Pruitthealth - Carolina Point Nursing Center
This Medicare and Medicaid-participating nursing center is a "for-profit" home providing services to residents of Durham and Durham County, North Carolina. The 138-certified bed long-term care home is located at:
5935 Mount Sinai Road
Durham, North Carolina 27705
Pruitthealth - Carolina Point Nursing Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Pruitthealth - Carolina Point Nursing 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, care management, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.
Fined $14,927 for substandard careFinancial Penalties and Violations
When investigators working for the federal government identify severe violations of nursing home rules and regulations, they can penalize the facility by a denial of payment for Medicare services or impose monetary fines.
Medicare has cited this facility for abuse . Medicare says that “every nursing home resident deserves to retain their basic human dignity and be treated with respect at all times. Abuse and neglect are never acceptable.” Nursing homes “cited for abuse are required to take steps to protect their residents.”
Within the last three years, investigators imposed two monetary penalties against Pruitthealth - Carolina Point Nursing Center, citing substandard care. These penalties include an $8,294 fine on June 27, 2019, and a $6,633 fine on March 27, 2019, for a total of $14,927.
This nursing home received two complaints and self-reported one serious issue over the last thirty-six months 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.
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Information on every intermediate and long-term care home in the state can be reviewed on government-owned and operated database websites, including the North Carolina Department of Public Health and Medicare.gov.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including two out of five stars concerning health inspections, one 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 date June 27, 2019
The state investigators determined the nursing home "failed to prevent staff-to-resident abuse when a staff member stretched the fingers of a resident to get her hand to open, while providing assistance with dressing.” The resident “experienced a fractured finger and was treated at the hospital.”
The investigation involved a resident with a mild memory deficit who “requires staff assistance to complete activities of daily living, including dressing.” A Nursing Note from June 4, 2019, revealed that the resident had a “left digit (finger) swollen and purplish in color.” The outgoing nurse reported that “the resident was swollen from last night.”
An x-ray was ordered and revealed that the “fourth digit finger on the left hand was fractured.” The nursing staff called 911 and sent the resident to the emergency room just after noon.
A Hospital Note from the same day revealed that the resident “had a left ring finger deformity” involving a proximal phalanx fracture. A Facility Investigation Report revealed, “the allegation of staff-to-resident abuse was unsubstantiated.” The investigation specified that a Nursing Assistant abused the resident, while providing her care, “by stretching her fingers to pull her sweater off during the provision of care.”
The resident stated that at approximately 6:00 PM the night before, the “Nurse Aide came into her room to change her and get her ready for bed.” While the resident wanted to take her medications first, the Assistant stated, “No, I must change you first.” The resident refused to be changed and was in pain.
Do you suspect that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment while residing at Pruitthealth - Carolina Point Nursing 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 Durham County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Durham.
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