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Pruitthealth - Durham Nursing 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 a Durham 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.
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This long-term care home is a "for-profit" 125-certified bed center providing care and services to residents of Durham and Durham County, North Carolina. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
3100 Erwin Road
Durham, North Carolina 27705
URL: Pruitthealth - Durham Nursing Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Pruitthealth - Durham 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 $245,996 for substandard careFinancial Penalties and Violations
The investigators for the state of North Carolina and federal nursing home regulatory agencies have the legal responsibility of penalizing any facility that has violated rules and regulations that harmed or could have harmed a resident. These penalties often include monetary fines and denying payment of Medicare services.
Within the last three years, investigators imposed two monetary penalties against Pruitthealth - Durham Nursing Center, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $230,991 fine on February 19, 2019, and a $15,005 fine on October 21, 2017, for a total of $245,996.
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 be fully informed on the level of care nursing homes provide, families routinely research Medicare.gov and the North Carolina Department of Public Health website database systems for a complete list of deficiencies, violations, and citations.
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 Protect Every Resident from All Forms of Abuse Including Physical and Sexual Assault, Physical Punishment, and Neglect by Anybody – citation #F600 date March 11, 2019
The state investigators determined the nursing home "failed to protect the resident’s right to be free from verbal abuse, including yelling, pointing the finger, and the threat not to provide care.” The deficient practice by the nursing staff resulted in the resident being “upset, feeling hurt, berated, and crying for a period of time.”
The investigation involved a cognitively intact resident who “was totally dependent upon staff for all activities of daily living.” The resident told the investigators on February 26, 2019, that “she was verbally abused by a Nursing Assistant.” The resident explained that on Saturday, February 9, 2019, a Nursing Assistant “did not complete the resident’s normal routine care like brush her teeth, comb her hair, put on her earrings, and get her ready for the day.”
The resident stated that the Nursing Assistant was called out of the room before completing the resident’s normal daily routine and “she did not come back later.” Also, the resident’s “remote control was missing, and she had to watch the same channel on Saturday.”
The resident asked the same Nursing Assistant the next day, when she returned to work, “why she did not complete the routine personal care for the resident” the day before. The resident also told her that her remote-control was missing.
The resident stated that while she was asking questions, the Nursing Assistant “became very upset, [was] yelling, and telling me that she knew she took good care of me.” The Nursing Assistant asked why the resident would say she was not doing her job and that she did not take the remote.
The resident replied, “I was so upset that she would be yelling at me and pointing her finger in my face like I did not matter. My feelings were hurt, and I felt berated by her.”
Were you the victim of mistreatment, neglect, or abuse while living at Pruitthealth - Durham 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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