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Ridgewood Living and Rehabilitation Center
Deciding to entrust the medical team at a nursing home to provide a loved one the highest level of care can never be easy. In some situations, Nurses and Nurse aides will assure the family that they follow established standards of care when, in fact, that does not happen. Without warning, their loved one can be victimized through mistreatment , neglect, or abuse due to mismanagement, insufficient staffing, or poor hiring practices.
If your loved one was injured while living in a Beaufort County nursing facility, contact the North Carolina Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal help. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers handle your case to ensure your family receives financial compensation to recover your damages. We can begin working on your case now.Ridgewood Living And Rehabilitation Center
This Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is a "for-profit" center providing services to residents of Washington and Beaufort County, North Carolina. The 150-certified bed long-term care home is located at:
1624 Highland Drive
Washington, North Carolina 27889
Ridgewood Living And Rehabilitation Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Ridgewood Living 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, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.
Fined $8,128 for substandard careFinancial Penalties and Violations
State investigators working on behalf of the federal government, Medicare, and Medicaid have the legal authority to impose monetary fines or deny payment for Medicare services to any nursing facility that has violated rules and regulations.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Ridgewood Living and Rehabilitation Center for $8,128 on December 07, 2018, citing substandard care. 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.
Call (800) 926-7565 Toll-Free for a No Obligation ConsultationWashington 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 two out of five stars concerning health inspections, one out of five stars for staffing issues, and three out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Ensure the Nursing Home Area Remained Free of Accident Hazards and Risks and Provides Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F323 date August 16, 2017
The state investigators determined the nursing home " failed to provide adequate supervision and interventions necessary to prevent recurrent falls without injury.” The state investigators reviewed the resident’s Care Plan that revealed: “the resident was Care Planned for having sustained a fall with no injury, related to poor balance.”
The staff was guided to “provide contact guard assistance with a resident for transfers, maintain a fall mat at the side of the bed, and help [the resident] get up before 9:00 AM to smoke.”
A Fall Summary, dated November 29, 2016, revealed that the resident “was found kneeling on the floor between his wheelchair and his bed.” The resident stated that “he attempted to get up and fell. The interventions put in place were to re-educate the resident on the call bell use and to ask [the resident] if they would like to get up, on the 11:00 PM to 7:00 AM shift.”
The resident responded to the requests, indicating that they “did not wish to get up on that shift.” Again, on February 8, 2017, the resident “fell while he attempted to transfer himself from his bed to his wheelchair. The wheelchair brakes were not locked , and the chair moved, which caused the resident to fall onto his fall mat.”
Documentation shows that on February 23, 2017, the resident “fell while he attempted to transfer from the toilet. The Nurse Aide assisted the resident to a kneeling position.” The next day on February 24, 2017, the resident “was being transferred from the toilet to his chair [and] was lowered to a seated position.”
On May 3, 2017, the resident “fell during a transfer from the bed to his chair. The Nurse Aide lowered the resident to the floor.” On August 15, 2017, the resident was “kneeling on his fall mat with his torso and his head on the bed.”
Do you believe that your loved one was the victim of abuse or neglect while living at Ridgewood Living 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 Beaufort County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Washington.
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