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Pruitthealth - Rockingham Nursing Center
Many families have limited options on how to handle their loved one’s care who requires nursing assistants in a facility outside their home. Many of these family members choose to relocate their loved one into a Richmond County nursing facility only to realize they been victimized through neglect or mistreatment by caregivers, employees, or other residents.
If your loved one was injured or died prematurely while living in a nursing home, contact the North Carolina Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal assistance. Our team of abuse prevention lawyers has handled cases just like yours, and we can help your family, too. Contact us today so we can begin working on your case to ensure you receive financial compensation for your damages.Pruitthealth - Rockingham Nursing Center
This long-term care home is a "for-profit" 120-certified bed center providing care and services to residents of Rockingham and Richmond County, North Carolina. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
804 South Long Drive
Rockingham, North Carolina 28379
URL: Pruitthealth - Rockingham Nursing Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Pruitthealth - Rockingham 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
Federal agencies and the State of North Carolina have a legal responsibility for monitoring every nursing facility. If serious violations are identified, the government can impose monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare if the resident was harmed or could have been harmed by the deficiency.
This nursing home received four 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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The state of North Carolina and the federal government regularly updates its long-term care home database system with complete details of all deficiencies, citations, and violations.
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 Provide Residents Proper Treatment to Prevent the Development of New Bedsores or Allow Existing Pressure Wound to Heal – citation #F314 date May 11, 2017
- Failure to Ensure the Nursing Home Area Remained Free of Accident Hazards and Risks and Provides Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F323 date May 11, 2017
The state investigators determined the nursing home "failed to administer pressure ulcer treatment , as ordered, for [one resident] reviewed for pressure ulcers.” The investigation involved a review of a Physician Assistant’s Wound Care Notes, that indicated a resident had a chronic pressure ulcer on the left outer ankle as of February 9, 2017.
The resident’s last revised Care Plan indicated that the resident was “a risk for skin breakdown [with interventions that included] a pressure reducing mattress and floating her heels in bed.” By February 23, 2017, the bedsore area became a Stage III ulcer [and] had increased in size to 1.9 cm in length by 1.5 cm in width, with a depth of 0.2 cm.
By March 23, 2017, the Physician Assistant’s Note indicates that the bedsore had increased in size but now had “moderate serous drainage and thick necrotic [dead] tissue.” Seven days later, the pressure wound had increased in size again to 1.5 cm x 1.5 cm x 0.1 cm.
The state investigators determined that the resident’s treatment orders “were not abated to include discontinuation of [treatment medications, as outlined by the Physician].” The Director of Nursing said that she expects “the correct order would have been taken off the medical record, transcribed in the Treatment Administration Record and that [the resident] would have received the treatment, as ordered.”
The “facility failed to monitor the function and placement of a Sigma Shield (a device used to monitor exit-seeking behaviors for cognitively impaired residents) for sixteen days, following the date of implementation.” The device was to be used on a resident “who was identified as [having] a significant risk of wandering to a dangerous place.”
The Assistant Director of Nursing reviewed the medical records and verified that “there was no monitoring for function or placement of [the resident’s] Sigma Shield since its implementation.”
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