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Saturn Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
Some statistics show that more than one million Americans currently live in nursing homes. Many of these patients are our mothers, fathers, grandparents, siblings, children, and friends. Families often relocate their loved ones into a nursing home, believing that they will receive the best care and improve the quality of life in a safe environment.
Unfortunately, mistreatment still occurs in many nursing homes, including those in Mecklenburg County. If your loved one was injured or died prematurely while residing in a nursing home, contact the North Carolina Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal intervention. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive monetary compensation for your damages.Saturn Nursing And Rehabilitation Center
This Medicare and Medicaid-participating nursing center is a "non-profit" home providing services to residents of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. The 120-certified bed long-term care home is located at:
1930 West Sugar Creek Road
Charlotte, North Carolina 28262
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Saturn Nursing and Rehabilitation Center offers other services. Additional focused attention includes short-term and long term care, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.
Fined $7,283 for substandard careFinancial Penalties and Violations
It is the legal responsibility of North Carolina and the federal government investigators to hold nursing homes accountable if they have violated rules and regulations that harmed or could have harmed a resident. These penalties include monetary fines and the denial of payment for Medicare services.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Saturn Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for $7,283 on January 25, 2018, citing substandard care. This nursing home received eight complaints and self-reported one serious issue over the last thirty-six months 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.
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Our attorneys review data on every long-term and intermediate care facility on Medicare.com and the North Carolina Department of Public Health website.
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 Develop, Implement and Enforce Policies and Procedures That Prevent Abuse, Neglect and Mistreatment – citation #F607 date January 25, 2018
The state investigators determined the nursing home "failed to follow their policy for reporting [one allegation] of abuse.” The investigation involved a severely cognitively impaired resident who “requires extensive assistance with activities of daily living, such as bed mobility and transfers.” The resident “had a history of falls .”
However, the nursing staff “failed to provide documentation of the fall that occurred on December 20, 2017.” Six days later, the facility faxed a twenty-four-hour initial report five days late. The report indicates there was “an allegation that a Nurse Aide hit the resident in the back of the head two times, while helping [another Nurse Aide assist the resident] off the floor.”
The investigation, completed by the facility on December 29, 2017, identified that one Nurse Aide “failed to report the allegation of abuse [promptly].” This Nurse Aide “wrote a statement, [not dated], that she did not want staff to make her job hard for her for reporting a matter of truth, as the reason she waited to report the allegation.”
The Nurse Aide stated, during an interview on January 25, 2018, that “she had worked at the facility for a few months. She stated she had received a stack of papers for orientation but knew from previous work experience that she was expected to report an allegation of abuse immediately to the Head Nurse.”
The Nurse Aide reported that on the night of the incident, “she was in shock when she observed [the allegedly abusive Nurse Aide] slap the resident twice in the back of the head. She added that she knew [the aggressive Nurse Aide] was a friend of [the Nurse] and feared that if she reported the allegation to [the nurse], [it] would make her job difficult.” The Nurse Aide stated that “she did not leave the unit to locate another nurse, for fear she would get in trouble for leaving her assignment.”
Do you believe that your loved one has suffered harm through mistreatment while living at Saturn Nursing 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 Mecklenburg County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Charlotte.
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