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Southport Health and Rehabilitation Center
The mistreatment of the elderly living in nursing homes is disgraceful, unacceptable, and reprehensible. Many families entrust the care of their loved one to the nursing home staff only to be horrified when they realize that they are being mistreated, neglected, or abused by caregivers , employees, or other patients.
If your loved one was injured while living in a Brunswick County nursing facility, contact the North Carolina Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal assistance. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive monetary compensation for your damages.Southport Health And Rehabilitation Center
This long-term care home is a "for-profit" 99-certified bed center providing care and services to residents of Southport and Brunswick County, North Carolina. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
630 Fodale Avenue
Southport, North Carolina 28461
Southport Health And Rehabilitation Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Southport Health and Rehabilitation Center offers other services. Additional focused attention includes short-term and long term care.
The facility also provides comprehensive rehab services, wound care, pulmonary care, IV (intervenous) care, outpatient rehab, occupational, and speech therapies.
Fined $8,128 for substandard careFinancial Penalties and Violations
The investigators working for the state and federal government are legally authorized to impose monetary fines or deny payment for Medicare services if a nursing facility has been cited for serious violations of rules and regulations.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Southport Health and Rehabilitation Center for $8,128 on December 12, 2018, citing substandard care. 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 ConsultationSouthport North Carolina Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Our attorneys obtain and review data on every North Carolina long-term care home from various online publically available sources, including the Department of Public Health website and Medicare.gov.
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 four out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F689 date December 12, 2018
The state investigators determined the nursing home "failed to provide supervision to prevent a cognitively impaired resident, who displayed wandering behaviors, from exiting the facility unsupervised.” The resident “was found unsupervised outside the facility, by facility staff, and returned inside with no injuries.”
The state investigators determined an Immediate Jeopardy situation began on November 25, 2018, when the resident “was found outside of the facility without supervision, by a nurse, when he was heard knocking on the outside of the facility’s 700 hall doorthat was approximately forty feet away from the facility’s parking lot.”
At the time of the incident, “the parking lot was not used due to damage from a storm.” A review of the resident’s Care Plan included a focus area of “ risk for elopement , related to a history of an elopement attempt (initiated on December 13, 2017).” The resident “displayed exit-seeking behaviors at times when he was upset or angry, with an increased risk for elopement.”
A Nursing Note on November 25, 2018, at 1:04 PM documented that the staff recognized that the resident “was not in the dining room, courtyard, or bedroom at [noon] (all the usual places that the resident was).” The Assistant Director of Nursing reported the resident missing sometime later. A Nurse found the resident knocking on the 700 Hall exit door from outside. The Wander Guard was active on the wheelchair. The resident was non-verbal but was laughing and aware of his actions.”
Others last saw the resident in the courtyard smoking. Some witnesses said that the resident “had been slightly agitated beforehand, due to too many people being in the dining room.” The National Weather Service Computer Database indicated that the temperature at the time in Southport, North Carolina was 62°F.
Even though the resident’s Wander Guard (a device that alerts the staff when the resident goes beyond the boundaries) was functioning correctly, the “ door did not have a Wander Guard alarm . It had a chime alarm.”
Do you suspect that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment while living at Southport 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 Brunswick County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Southport.
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