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Rocky Mount Rehabilitation Center
Every staff member working in a nursing facility has a legal and ethical responsibility to provide each resident with the highest level of care according to established standards of quality. Unfortunately, many nursing facilities do not follow established procedures and protocols that prevent injuries, accidents, and the development of life-threatening pressure wounds .
If you suspect that your loved one was victimized through neglect or abuse while living in a Nash County nursing facility, the North Carolina Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys can help. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive financial compensation for your damages.
Rocky Mount Rehabilitation Center
This nursing center is a "for-profit" Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility providing services and cares to residents of Rocky Mount and Nash County, North Carolina. The 117-certified bed long-term care nursing home is located at:
160 S Winstead Avenue Rocky Mount, North Carolina 27804 (252) 443-7666 URL: Rocky Mount Rehabilitation Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Rocky Mount Rehabilitation Center offers other services. Additional focused attention includes short-term and long term care. The facility also offers comprehensive rehab services and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.
Fined $23,659 for substandard care
Financial Penalties and Violations
Both North Carolina and the federal government can impose a monetary fine or deny payments through Medicare when a nursing facility has been found to violate established regulations and rules. The higher the financial penalty, the more serious the violation is that likely harmed or could have harmed one or more residents at the nursing home.
Within the last three years, investigators imposed two monetary penalties against Rocky Mount Rehabilitation Center, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $10,032 fine on April 30, 2018, and a $13,627 fine on October 13, 2017, for a total of $23,659.
The nursing home received thirteen 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.
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Rocky Mount> North Carolina Nursing Home Safety Concerns
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 two 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 Immediately Notify the Resident, the Resident’s Doctor or Family Members of a Change in the Resident’s Condition Including a Decline in Their Health or Injury – citation #F157 date October 13, 2017
The state investigators determined the nursing home "failed to notify the Physician of a change in condition.” The Physician was not notified that the resident “had recurring low blood sugars [over] twenty-four hours, and the facility failed to notify the resident’s Responsible Party when the resident was sent to the hospital .”
The state surveyors deemed that an Immediate Jeopardy situation began when the nurse “checked the resident’s blood sugar [at 1:06 AM] and documented the reading as 39 [dangerously low].” At 8:05 AM, a Medication Administration Note indicated that the resident was given orange juice with sugar. The nursing staff rechecked the resident’s blood sugar levels that now measured 59 mg/dL.
A review of the Medication Administration Note, from 9:10 AM the same day, indicated “long-acting insulin was not administered, due to blood sugars of 39-59.” By 4:00 PM the same day, documentation shows that the resident “had blood sugar checks four times and no insulin coverage.” At 11:30 AM the same day, the resident’s blood sugar was measured 81 mg/dL. By 1:00 PM, the blood sugar level was 53 mg/dL.
The RN Supervisor stated, during an interview on October 12, 2017, that “she did not remember [the resident] or anything about low blood sugar. The RN Supervisor stated that if she had been told about the blood sugar of 39 mg/dL, she would have said to call the Physician immediately .”
Another nurse indicated that “it was an extremely busy evening, and she did not remember to call or notify the resident’s Responsible Party when the resident was sent to the hospital.” A third nurse indicated, “she worked a double shift [that day] and remembered in the early morning hours [that the] Responsible Party was not notified when the resident was sent to the hospital.”
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