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Salisbury Center Nursing Home
Never before in history have so many American senior citizens entered their retirement years. The advancing age of this massively growing population has increased the need for additional beds in nursing homes and placed a significant demand on the number of Nurses and Nurse’s Aides required to meet their needs. Unfortunately, mistreatment still occurs, and many facilities nationwide.
If your loved one was injured or died unexpectedly while living in a Rowan County nursing facility, contact the North Carolina Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal assistance. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive financial compensation to recover your monetary damages.Salisbury Center Nursing Home
This center is a 148-certified bed Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility providing services to residents of Salisbury and Rowan County, North Carolina. The "for-profit" long-term care home is located at:
710 Julian Road
Salisbury, North Carolina 28147
Salisbury Center Nursing Home
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Salisbury Center Nursing Home offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-stay care, IV (intravenous) therapy, respite care, hospice, wound care, dementia and memory care, colostomy care, and restorative services involving physical, speech and occupational therapies.
Fined $34,905 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 thirty-six months, investigators imposed three monetary penalties against Salisbury Center Nursing Home, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $13,627 fine on August 08, 2018, a $10,143 fine on January 21, 2018, and a $11,135 fine on January 26, 2017, for a total of $34,905.
The nursing home received fourteen complaints over the last three years that resulted in a violation citation. Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the North Carolina Department of HHS Adult Protective Services Website.
Call (800) 926-7565 Toll-Free for a No Obligation ConsultationSalisbury 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, one 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 #F289 date August 8, 2018
The state investigators determined “the facility failed to provide adequate supervision and an environment free of accident hazards for [one resident] reviewed for accident hazards.”
The investigation involved a resident “who exhibited wandering behaviors and wandered unsupervised into the facility’s kitchen through an unsecured door and was found in the kitchen’s walk-in freezer. When found in the freezer, [the resident] was shivering with a temperature of 98.4°F.”
When found, the resident had a reddened area to her left forehead, “and two broken artificial fingernails.” The resident “was sent to the hospital for evaluation.” The investigators reviewed the resident’s MDS (Minimum Data Set) that showed the moderately, cognitively impaired resident “required supervision with all activities of daily living, including walking.”
The document stated that the resident “did not require mobility aids, such as wheelchair or walker. The assessment also revealed [that the resident] had wandering behaviors daily, and verbal and physical behaviors one to three days a week toward others.” The resident’s Care Plan dated July 30, 2018, revealed that “she was at risk for elopement [wandering away unsupervised] due to dementia and at risk for falls due to cognitive loss, impaired balance, and a lack of safety awareness.”
The Emergency Department Record indicated that she received a CT scan of the brain and was discharged from the emergency room at 3:57 AM while listed as “improved, stable. She was discharged into a family member’s care.” The nurse in charge of providing the resident care stated that “during the search [for the resident], she checked the kitchen and found the resident at 12:55 AM in the kitchen’s walk-in freezer, rummaging through the frozen food.”
The nurse stated that “the resident told her she bumped her head and there was a red mark under her left thigh on her cheek, and she had a broken fingernail on her left fifth finger and another acrylic nail was missing.”
Do you suspect that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment while residing at Salisbury Center Nursing Home? Contact the North Carolina nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Rowan County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Salisbury.
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