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Signature Healthcare of Roanoke Rapids,
Do you suspect that your loved one is being mistreated while living in a Halifax County nursing facility? Were you concerned that their facility-acquired bedsores or injuries from a fall could have been prevented had the staff followed the established protocols? If so, 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. We will use the law to hold those responsible for the harm legally and financially accountable.Signature Healthcare of Roanoke Rapids
This Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is a "for-profit" center providing services to residents of Roanoke Rapids and Halifax County, North Carolina. The 108-certified bed long-term care home is located at:
305 Fourteenth Street
Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina 27870
Signature Healthcare of Roanoke Rapids
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Signature Healthcare of Roanoke Rapids offers other services. Additional focused attention includes short-term and long term care. The facility also provides comprehensive rehab services, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.Financial 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.
The nursing home received three 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 ConsultationRoanoke Rapids North Carolina Nursing Home Safety Concerns
To be fully informed on the level of care nursing homes provide, families routinely research Medicare.gov and the North Carolina Department of Public Health website database systems for a complete list of deficiencies, violations, and citations.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including one out of five stars concerning health inspections, three out of five stars for staffing issues, and three out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Develop Programs That Investigate, Control and Keep Infections from Spreading – citation #F441 date September 28, 2018
The state investigators determined the nursing home " failed to sanitize their hands between resident contact, during a meal observation, in one of three unit halls.” Observations were made of a Nursing Assistant delivering meal trays to residents on Unit One. The Assistant failed to follow established sanitary protocols and “did not wash her hands or use hand sanitizer.”
- Failure to Provide Appropriate Care for Residents Who Are Incontinent of Bowel and Bladder to Prevent Urinary Tract Infections – citation #F690 date September 27, 2018
- Failure to Provide Bedrooms That Do Not Allow Residents to See Each Other When Privacy Is Needed – citation #F914 date September 27, 2018
The facility “failed to secure an indwelling urinary catheter for [one resident] reviewed for indwelling urinary catheters.” The investigation involved a severely cognitively impaired resident who “requires extensive to total assistance with activities of daily living and was incontinent of bowel and bladder.”
While the resident’s Care Plan, reviewed by the facility, noted that the resident “was incontinent of bowel and bladder,” it failed to “include information regarding a urinary catheter.” The investigators observed two Nursing Assistants providing incontinence care for the resident. At that time, “there was not a catheter staff present to secure the catheter. When the care was complete, the Nursing Assistants were asked if they used the device to secure the catheter.”
One Nursing Assistant “stated some residents had a catheter strap and some did not.” However, the Nursing Assistants “ could not explain why some residents had a catheter strap and others did not.” The Director of Nursing said that she had observed the resident “with a catheter strap over the weekend.”
The Director said that “all residents with an indwelling urinary catheter should have a strap.” The Director noted that the Nursing Assistants “could put these on.”
The nursing home “failed to provide full visual privacy for residents whose privacy curtains were not wide enough for two of three halls.”
The facility Administrator stated she expects “full visual privacy curtains [to be] in place, to provide residents with their full privacy. She said she would speak with housekeeping to hang more curtains.”
Has your loved one been being mistreated or neglected while living at Signature Healthcare of Roanoke Rapids? Contact the North Carolina nursing home abuse prevention lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Halifax County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Roanoke Rapids.
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