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Rich Square Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
Do you suspect that your loved one is being mistreated while living in a Northampton County nursing facility? Were you concerned that their facility-acquired bedsores or injuries from a fall could have been prevented had the staff followed the established protocols? If so, contact the North Carolina Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal intervention.
Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive monetary compensation for your damages. We will use the law to hold those responsible for the harm legally and financially accountable.Rich Square Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
This long-term care home is a "for-profit" 69-certified bed center providing care and services to residents of Rich Square and Northampton County, North Carolina. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
300 North Main Street
Rich Square, North Carolina 27869
Rich Square Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Rich Square 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, pulmonary care, IV (intervenous) care, post-stroke care, pain management, hospice, respite care, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.
Fined $266,729 for substandard careFinancial Penalties and Violations
The investigators for the federal and state nursing home regulatory agencies have the legal authority to impose monetary fines or deny payment for Medicare services if the nursing facility is cited for serious violations of rules and regulations.
Medicare has cited this nursing home for abuse. Within the last three years, investigators imposed two monetary penalties against Rich Square Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $10,798 fine on February 20, 2019, and a $255,931 fine on September 28, 2018, for a total of $266,729.
The nursing home received two 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 ConsultationRich Square North Carolina Nursing Home Safety Concerns
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 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 Protect Every Resident from All Forms of Abuse Including Physical and Sexual Assault, Physical Punishment, and Neglect by Anybody – citation #F600 date September 28, 2018
- Failure to Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F689 date February 20, 2019
The state investigators determined the nursing home "neglected to address missing documentation of treatment/dressing changes on the Treatment Administration Record.” The nursing home also “neglected to determine where and how wound contamination occurred after maggots were found in arterial/venous wounds,” involving one resident.
As a result, “maggots were found a second time in [the resident’s] wound bed and bedding one to two weeks after the initial observation of maggots.” State investigators determined an Immediate Jeopardy situation began on the date when “maggots were observed in the resident’s arterial/venous wound, which had not been receiving documented daily dressing changes in the Treatment Administration Record.”
Additionally, the resident’s medical records and facility in-servicing records involving staff interviews revealed that after the incident was discovered, “staff was not in-serviced [retrained] about contamination of wounds resulting in maggot formation, and the root cause analysis was not completed to try to determine where and how the resident’s arterial/venous wounds were contaminated.”
The “facility failed to maintain an environment as free from accident hazards as is possible by failing to discard a disposable razor safely after use. As a result, a disposable razor was found in the mouth of [a severely cognitively impaired resident] reviewed for accident hazards.”
The investigators determined an Immediate Jeopardy situation began when the resident was found to have a razor in their mouth. Documentation also shows that the nursing staff failed to in-service (reeducate) the staff “about how to discard disposable razors safely and the root cause analysis was not completed to try to determine where and how the disposable razor was left next to [the resident].”
Were you the victim of mistreatment while you lived at Rich Square 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 Northampton County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Rich Square.
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