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Siler City Center Nursing Home
This center is a 150-certified bed Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility providing services to residents of Siler City and Chatham County, North Carolina. The "for-profit" long-term care home is located at:
900 W Dolphin Street
Siler City, North Carolina 27344
Siler City Center Nursing Home
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Siler City 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 $27,378 for substandard care
Financial Penalties and Violations
North Carolina nursing home regulators and federal inspectors are authorized to penalize any nursing home identified as violating rules and regulations that harmed or could have harmed a resident. Typically, these penalties include monetary fines and denial for payment of medical services.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Siler City Center Nursing Home for $27,378 on August 24, 2017, citing substandard care. The nursing home received seven 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 Health and Human Services Adult Protective Services Website.
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Siler City North Carolina Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Your family can visit Medicare.gov and the North Carolina Department of Public Health website to obtain a complete list of all violations, citations, and deficiencies identified by investigators and surveyors.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of two out of five stars, including two out of five stars concerning health inspections, two out of five stars for staffing issues and five out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Ensure That Every Resident Is Free from the Use of Physical Restraints Unless Need for Medical Treatment – citation #F604 date November 1, 2018
The state investigators determined that “the facility failed to have a medical symptom to justify the use of physical restraint.” The nursing home “also failed to conduct a thorough reevaluation of physical restraint to ensure it was used for the least amount of time necessary.”
An assessment note dated February 7, 2018, completed by the facility Nurse Supervisor indicated that the resident “continued to try to get up and walk unassisted almost daily.” The resident had a Physician’s order to “check and release [the restraint] for activities, meals, and toileting.”
The resident’s Restraint Evaluation/Reduction Assessment dated February 14, 2018, completed by a nurse indicated the medical symptom associated with the use of the restraint as “decreased safety awareness and unsteady gait.” The document shows the type of restraint or device would be around the waist and described the restraint as a “self-release clasp seatbelt when up in a wheelchair.”
The report indicates that alternatives were tried for three months, including “increased monitoring, personal activity, verbal/visual reminders.” The document states that the resident had a response to alternatives, including enjoying activities, continues to have fallen.”
The severely, cognitively impaired resident’s Quarterly MDS (Minimum Data Set) Assessment shows that the resident “had no behaviors and no rejection of care [but] requires extensive assistance of one-staff with bed mobility and locomotion on/off the unit [and requires] the extensive assistance of two or more staff with transfers.”
Other reports indicated that the resident “had a trunk restraint to be utilized when out of bed and release per Physician’s orders.” The survey team observed the resident on October 29, 2018, who was “seated in his wheelchair in a common area of the facility. The clasp seatbelt restraint was buckled.” The resident “was leaning forward, and self-propelling very slowly with shuffled feet.”
The Director of Nursing revealed that “she was unaware that attempts at restraint reduction had been thoroughly conducted for [the resident] since the implementation of the seatbelt restraint on February 14, 2018.
Neglected or Abused at Siler City Center Nursing Home? We Can Help
Do you believe that your loved one has suffered harm through mistreatment while living at Siler City 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 Chatham County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Siler City.
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