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Richmond Pines Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
Attorneys for Neglected & Mistreated at Richmond Pines Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center (SFF)
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Richmond Pines Healthcare And Rehabilitation Center
This Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is a "for-profit" center providing services to residents of Hamlet and Richmond County, North Carolina. The 105-certified bed long-term care home is located at:
Highway 177 S
Hamlet, North Carolina 28345
URL: Richmond Pines Healthcare And Rehabilitation Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Richmond Pines Healthcare 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, IV (intervenous) care, post-stroke care, enteral nutrition, pain management, hospice, dementia and memory care, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.
Fined $133,263 for substandard care
Financial Penalties and Violations
Federal and state investigators can penalize any nursing home that has violated rules and regulations that resulted in harm or could have resulted in harm to a resident. These penalties include imposing monetary fines and denying payment for Medicare services.
Special Focus Facility (SFF) – This nursing home has been designated a Special Focus Facility due to “a history of persistent poor quality of care, as indicated by the findings of State or Federal inspection teams.” This designation means that “the facility subjected to more frequent inspections, escalating penalties, and potential termination for Medicare and Medicaid.”
Within the last thirty-six months, investigators imposed four monetary penalties against Richmond Pines Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $104,520 fine on April 04, 2019, a $9,168 fine on October 12, 2017, a $5,948 fine on June 09, 2017, and a $13,627 fine on June 09, 2017, for a total of $133,263. During this time, Medicare denied payment on two occasions, including on April 04, 2019, and June 09, 2017, due to a lack of quality care.
This nursing home received forty-three 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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Hamlet North Carolina Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Our attorneys obtain and review data on every North Carolina long-term care home from various online publically available sources, including the Department of Public Health website 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, three out of five stars for staffing issues, and three out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F689 date April 4, 2019
The state investigators determined the nursing home " failed to thoroughly investigate and analyze a fall, to determine causative factors and implement appropriate interventions to reduce the risk of further falls for [one resident].” As a result, the resident “sustained ten falls in five months and two of these falls resulted in multiple staples to her head.”
The investigation involved a severely cognitively impaired resident who “requires extensive assistance of two or more staff for bed mobility, dressing, toileting and personal hygiene, and the extensive assistance of one for transfers.”
The resident’s Care Plan involved a focus area that included the resident’s risk for falls, characterized by a history of falls and injuries . The nursing staff was directed to keep the bed in the lowest position, encourage the resident to take rest periods when ambulating, attend rehabilitation therapy, wear appropriate non-slip footwear, get involved in the activities, toilet frequently, and encourage the resident to participate “in activities that promote exercise and physical activity, for strengthening and improving mobility.”
An Incident Report identified an unwitnessed fall that resulted in “a small bump on the left side of the forehead.” The resident “was found lying on her left side, in front of her wheelchair, on the floor in the hallway of the Memory Care Unit.”
Neglected at Richmond Pines Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center? Let Us Help You Today
Do you suspect that your loved one suffered injury or died prematurely while living at Richmond Pines Healthcare 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 Richmond County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Hamlet.
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