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Royal Park Rehabilitation and Health Center of Matthews
Mistreatment occurring in nursing homes across the U.S. is in all too common occurrence. According to statistics maintained by Medicare, there are thousands of senior citizens, the disabled, and rehabilitating subjected to abuse and neglect at nursing homes nationwide. Many of these individuals suffered mistreatment at the hands of their caregivers, employees, visitors, and other patients.
If your loved one was injured while living in a Mecklenburg County nursing facility, contact the North Carolina Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal help. Our team of abuse prevention lawyers can work on your family’s behalf to ensure you are adequately compensated for your damages.Royal Park Rehabilitation And Health Center of Matthews
This nursing center is a "for-profit" Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility providing services and cares to residents of Matthews and Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. The 169-certified bed long-term care nursing home is located at:
2700 Royal Commons Lane
Matthews, North Carolina 28105
Royal Park Rehabilitation And Health Center of Matthews
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Royal Park Rehabilitation and Health Center of Matthews offers other services. Additional focused attention includes short-term and long term care.
The facility also provides comprehensive rehab services, wound care, outpatient rehab, dementia and memory care, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.
Fined $7,950 for substandard careFinancial Penalties and Violations
Federal and state investigators have a legal obligation to penalize any nursing home that violated a rule or regulation that harmed or could have harmed a resident. These penalties typically include imposed monetary fines or denial of payment for Medicare services. Usually, the higher the violation, the higher the fine.
Within the last three years, investigators imposed two monetary penalties against Royal Park Rehabilitation and Health Center of Matthews, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $1,057 fine on August 23, 2018, and a $6,893 fine on October 19, 2017, for a total of $7,950.
The nursing home received six 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 ConsultationMatthews North Carolina Nursing Home Safety Concerns
The federal government and North Carolina Department of Public Health website update comprehensive information containing historical details of all 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, three out of five stars for staffing issues, and one 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 October 19, 2017
The state investigators determined the nursing home "failed to prevent a resident from falling off the bed during a bed bath.” The investigation involved a resident who “requires two-person assistance for bed baths. However, one Nursing Assistant provided the bed bath.”
At the time of the incident, the resident “was turned on his side during the bed bath and proceeded to roll out of the bed, to the floor face first.” The hospital records indicated that the resident’s “fall resulted in a left orbital fracture, subarachnoid hemorrhage, and a questionable left lower extremity injury.”
After the accident, the nursing staff notified the Director of Nursing, Administrator, Assistant Director of Nursing, and Nurse Practitioner and sent the resident to the hospital for evaluation.” The nursing staff called the family to say that the resident had been transported to the hospital by Emergency Medical Services (EMS).
The Incident Report revealed that a Nursing Assistant had said that “a nurse was needed immediately in Room 203 B. The nurse entered the room and observed [the resident] lying on the floor on his left side.” The resident “had a nosebleed and a cut over his left eye.” The resident “did not say anything.”
A member of the resident’s family stated that “she visited the facility every day while the resident was at the facility, for a number of years. The family member indicated she attended regular Care Plan meetings and had always been told that her family member required two-person assistance with his care. The family member further stated that the [nurse] had indicated to her on numerous occasions that [the resident] required two-person assistance , and the staff was directed as such.”
Was your loved one mistreated while residing at Royal Park Rehabilitation and Health Center of Matthews? Contact the North Carolina nursing home abuse prevention lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Mecklenburg County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Matthews.
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