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Sanford Health and Rehabilitation Center
Does your family have limited options when providing care to your loved one who requires nursing assistance? Has your loved one been neglected or abused while living in a Lee County nursing facility? If so, contact the North Carolina Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal intervention.
Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers handle your case to ensure your family receives monetary compensation to recover your damages. We use the law to hold those responsible for causing injury and unexpected death rightfully and financially accountable. We can begin working on your case today.Sanford Health and Rehabilitation Center
This long-term care facility is a 131-certified bed Medicare and Medicaid-participating center providing services to residents of Sanford and Lee County, North Carolina. The "for-profit" home is located at:
2702 Farrell Road
Sanford, North Carolina 27330
Sanford Health and Rehabilitation Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Sanford Health and Rehabilitation Center offers other services. Additional focused attention includes short-term and long term care. The facility also offers comprehensive rehab services, wound, and skincare, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.
Fined $417,118 for substandard careFinancial Penalties and Violations
Federal government nursing home regulatory agencies have the legal authority to penalize any nursing home with a denied payment for Medicare services or monetary fine when the facility has been cited for serious violations of regulations and rules.
Medicare has cited this facility for abuse . Medicare says that “every nursing home resident deserves to retain their basic human dignity and be treated with respect at all times. Abuse and neglect are never acceptable.” Nursing homes “cited for abuse are required to take steps to protect their residents.”
Within the last thirty-six months, investigators imposed three monetary penalties against Sanford Health and Rehabilitation Center, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $210,581 fine on November 28, 2018, a $14,191 fine on August 09, 2018, and a $192,346 fine on February 15, 2018, for a total of $417,118. During this time, Medicare denied payment on February 15, 2018, due to a lack of quality care.
This nursing facility received twelve complaints and self-reported four severe issues over the last three years 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.
Call (800) 926-7565 Toll-Free for a No Obligation ConsultationSanford North Carolina Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Information on every intermediate and long-term care home in the state can be reviewed on government-owned and operated database websites, including the North Carolina Department of Public Health 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, one out of five stars for staffing issues, and two out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Protect Every Resident from All Forms of Abuse Including Physical and Sexual Assault, Physical Punishment, and Neglect by Anybody – citation #F600 date November 28, 2018
The state investigators determined the nursing home " failed to protect cognitively impaired residents from physical abuse.” One resident, “who was cognitively impaired, had repeated aggressive behavior toward other residents and had beaten [one resident] (who was cognitively impaired) with a call bell on September 26, 2018.” The aggressive resident also threw “a chair on [a third resident] (who was cognitively impaired) and had punched her on the shoulder on October 9, 2018, causing a red spot on the resident’s leg.”
A fourth resident, “who was cognitively intact, was verbally abusive to other residents [and pushed a fifth resident] (who was cognitively impaired) with a walker, causing [that resident] to fall and sustain injuries.”
The state investigators determined an Immediate Jeopardy situation began “when the facility failed to protect [one resident from abuse by [the aggressive resident] and failed to manage [the aggressive resident’s] behavior, causing her to abuse another resident.”
It was also determined that the aggressive resident caused the fall of a second resident and “fractured her hip.” A review of the physically aggressive resident’s psychiatric notes revealed that the resident “continued to have aggressive and combative behaviors. She was hitting staff and other residents. The plan was to discontinue [the antipsychotic medication she was taking and increase another antipsychotic medication ] and to add antianxiety drugs, as needed for agitation.”
However, after the change in medications, a report indicates that a nurse had been called and reported that the resident “was up during the night and agitated with her roommate. Later she was found beating her roommate with her call bell.”
Do you believe that your loved one has suffered harm through mistreatment while living at Sanford Health 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 Lee County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Sanford.
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