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Pruitthealth - Raleigh Nursing Center
There are significant problems involving mistreatment occurring in nursing facilities nationwide. Typically, a lack of quality care often results from untrained nursing staff, minimal supervision, or insufficient staffing members on each shift. In these incidents, the patient’s needs are often ignored. This neglect can cause broken bones due to falling or the development of preventable pressure sores.
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If your loved one was injured while residing in a Wake 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 monetary compensation for your damages. We can begin working on your case today.Pruitthealth - Raleigh Nursing Center
This Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is a "for-profit" center providing services to residents of Raleigh and Wake County, North Carolina. The 150-certified bed long-term care home is located at:
2420 Lake Wheeler Road
Raleigh, North Carolina 27603
Pruitthealth - Raleigh Nursing Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Pruitthealth - Raleigh 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.Financial Penalties and Violations
The state of North Carolina and the federal government have the legal obligation for monitoring every nursing facility and impose monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare if the facility has violated established nursing home regulations and rules. In severe cases, the nursing facility will receive multiple penalties if investigators find the violations are severe and harmed or could have harmed a resident.
The nursing home received four 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.
Call (800) 926-7565 Toll-Free for a No Obligation ConsultationRaleigh North Carolina Nursing Home Safety Concerns
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, one out of five stars for staffing issues, and two out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Ensure Residents are Free From Significant Medication Errors – citation #F760 date March 15, 2019
- Failure to Honor the Resident’s Right to a Dignified Existence, Self-Determination, Communication, and Exercise His or Her Rights – citation #F550 date February 23, 2018
The state investigators determined that the nursing home failed to apply and remove medication patches, containing medications “to manage localized pain”, according to Physician’s orders. The investigation involved a moderately cognitively impaired resident, observed to “have medicated patches applied to her skin.”
On March 13, 2019, at 7:50 AM, a nurse administered medications to the resident. Before applying the patches, the nurse removed other patches from the resident’s back with a date of March 10, 2019, [that came] off the shoulder, one dated March 11, 2019, [that came] off the left hip, and one dated March 11, 2019, [that came] off the left knee.
The Physician’s Assistant helped provide care to the resident and found patches with dates that had been applied to the resident. The Physician’s Assistant said that “she would expect the [patches] to be applied to the resident for twelve hours, then removed, and for the patches to remain off [of] her [for] twelve hours, [according to] orders.”
The “facility failed to provide care in a dignified manner for [one resident], by failing to be at a high level while feeding assistance was provided.” The nursing staff “told the resident he was heavy, placed a paper napkin under the resident’s chin without consent, attempted to feed the resident while he slept, and dressed the resident [in a] visibly torn hospital gown.”
While attempting to feed the resident, a Nursing Assistant “placed his hand on the resident’s chin and stated, ‘you have to wake up,’ before feeding the resident a spoonful of oatmeal.” In response, the resident “spit the food out and [the Nursing Assistant said], ‘do not spit your food out. Come on, stay awake so you can eat.’ He then attempted to place another spoonful of oatmeal into the resident’s mouth.”
Were you the victim of mistreatment, neglect, or abuse while living at Pruitthealth - Raleigh 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 Wake County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Raleigh.
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