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South County Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
Never before have so many American senior citizens have entered their retirement years. The advancing age of this massive 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 Washington County nursing facility, contact the Rhode Island Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal assistance. Let our legal team of abuse prevention lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive financial compensation to recover your monetary damages.South County Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
This nursing home is a Medicare and Medicaid-participating "for-profit" center providing cares and services to residents of North
Kingstown and Washington County, Rhode Island. The 120-certified bed nursing facility is located at:
740 Oak Hill Road
North Kingstown, Rhode Island 02852
South County Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, South County Nursing and Rehabilitation Center 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.Financial Penalties and Violations
The investigators for the state and federal nursing home regulatory agencies have the legal responsibility of penalizing any facility that has violated rules and regulations that harmed or could have harmed a resident. These penalties often include monetary fines and denying payment of Medicare services.
The nursing home received one complaint over the last thirty-six months that resulted in a violation citation. Additional documentation concerning penalties and fines can be reviewed on the State of Rhode Island Office of Healthy Aging Website.
Call (800) 926-7565 Toll-Free for a No Obligation ConsultationNorth Kingstown Rhode Island Nursing Home Safety Concerns
To ensure families are fully informed of the level of care every nursing home provides, the state of Rhode Island and Medicare.com routinely update their long-term care home database systems with info on violations, citations, and deficiencies.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of two out of five stars, including two out of five stars concerning health inspections, three out of five stars for staffing issues and two out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Provide Appropriate Pressure Ulcer Care Prevent New Ulcers from Developing – citation #F686 date January 11, 2019
- Failure to Develop Programs That Investigate, Control and Keep Infections from Spreading – citation #F441 date November 17, 2017
The state investigators determined that “the facility failed to ensure that a resident received care, consistent with professional standards of practice, to prevent pressure ulcers.” The investigation involved one resident “who was at risk for pressure ulcers.”
The surveyors reviewed the resident’s Quarterly MDS (Minimum Data Set) that revealed: “the resident was assessed as at risk for pressure.” Additionally, the Care Plan revealed an intervention to “float heels while in bed.”
The survey team observed the resident on numerous dates and times while in bed when the heels were lying directly on the mattress between January 10, 2019, at 9:33 AM and January 11, 2019, at 10:47 AM.” At that time, a Nursing Assistant “acknowledged that the resident’s heels should be offloaded.”
This failure was confirmed by the North Unit Nurse Manager, who acknowledged that “the heels should be offloaded.”
The nursing home “failed to follow standards and transmission-based precautions to prevent the spread of infection.” The investigation involved a resident “who was on contact precautions.”
A review of the resident’s records indicated that the resident had C-diff (Clostridium difficile) a highly contagious inflammation of the colon caused by bacteria that is easily transmitted between persons by spores. The medical records indicate that the “resident as on contact precautions.”
However, during an observation, a Nursing Assistant “entered the resident’s room with a gown and gloves on, she then repositioned the resident to prepare for breakfast. When she finished with the care, she removed the gown and gloves, and exited the room and used a hand sanitizer. She then entered the soiled utility room to drop off the garbage bag.”
A few minutes later, the same Nursing Assistant entered the room with a gown and gloves on to bring the resident their breakfast tray. When exiting the room, the Assistant “remove her gown and gloves and left and proceeded to use hand sanitizer.” The surveyors say that the Assistant “did wash hands with soap and water [according to protocols] before leaving the room.”
Do you suspect that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment while living at South County Nursing and Rehabilitation Center? Contact the Rhode Island nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Washington County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including North Kingstown.
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