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Universal Health Care - Greenville
Attorneys for Neglected & Mistreated at Universal Health Care - Greenville
Any mistreatment of the senior citizen in a nursing facility can constitute neglect or abuse if it occurs at the hands of caregivers, employees, family members, friends, or other patients. Every member of the nursing team and employee staff always has a legal responsibility to protect their residents and keep them safe in their environment.
If your loved one was injured while residing in a Pitt 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 financial compensation for your damages. Time is of the essence. All necessary documentation must be filed in the proper county courthouse before the statute of limitations expires.
Universal Health Care - Greenville
This Medicare and Medicaid-participating nursing center is a “for-profit” home providing services to residents of Greenville and Pitt County, North Carolina. The 120-certified bed long-term care home is located at:
2578 West Fifth Street
Greenville, North Carolina 27834
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Universal Health Care - Greenville offers other services. Additional focused attention includes short-term and long term care, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.
Fined $58,292 for substandard care
Financial Penalties and Violations
The investigators working for the state of North Carolina and the federal government have the legal authority to impose monetary fines and deny payment for Medicare services if the nursing home has been cited for serious violations of established regulations and rules.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Universal Health Care - Greenville for $58,292 on April 28, 2017, citing substandard care. The nursing home received two 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.
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Greenville North Carolina Nursing Home Safety Concerns
The federal government and North Carolina Department of Public Health website update comprehensive information containing historical details of all citations and violations.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including two out of five stars concerning health inspections, two out of five stars for staffing issues, and one out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Provide Residents Proper Treatment to Prevent the Development of New Bedsores or Allow Existing Pressure Wound to Heal – citation #F314 date April 28, 2017
The state investigators determined the nursing home "failed to provide a comprehensive wound assessment, initiate treatment, and monitor a newly identified Suspected Deep Tissue Injury (DTI) to the left heel.” The deficient practice by the nursing staff resulted in the “worsening of the Deep Tissue Injury.”
The facility also failed to assess a wound caused by shearing and delayed treatment for two days after the wound was discovered. The facility also “failed to thoroughly complete a skin assessment for [the resident], reviewed for pressure ulcers.” A review of the resident’s Care Area Assessment for Pressure Ulcers indicated that the resident “requires extensive assistance for bed mobility and spent time up in his wheelchair almost daily.” This time in the wheelchair put the resident “at an increased risk for Pressure Ulcers.”
The nursing staff was always to perform routine skincare, float the resident’s heels on pillows and monitor a dry, dark scabbed like area (eschar) on the resident’s right heel. If the nursing staff noticed any changes to the resident’s ulcers, they were to notify the doctor.
A review of the resident’s MDS (Minimum Data Set) Assessment indicated that the resident “was at risk for pressure ulcers,” but had no pressure ulcers . However, a note from the Emergency Department revealed that the resident “had a fluid-filled Deep Tissue Injury noted on the left heel, which measured 4.0 cm in width and 6.0 cm in length.”
A Nursing Assistant providing the resident care reported that they were “unaware of any skin problems on the resident’s heels.” The Nurse Aide said that “she applied socks to the resident’s feet daily after bath[s] and reported that the resident’s heels were floated sometimes.” The Nurse Aide “did not recall if the heel protector was applied to the right foot daily.”
The facility Administrator stated that they expect “all skin issues to be identified in the weekly body assessments and to be classified accurately and reported to the Physician immediately for treatment orders.”
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Were you the victim of mistreatment while you lived at Universal Health Care - Greenville? Contact the North Carolina nursing home abuse prevention lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Pitt County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Greenville.
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