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Universal Health Care - King
Many of the 1.5 million residents in nursing facilities in the U.S. are victims of mistreatment. In some cases, the nursing staff neglects these patients, or caregivers, visitors, employees, and other residents abuse, sexually assault , or mistreat the patient.
If your loved one was injured while living in a Stokes County nursing facility, contact the North Carolina Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal intervention. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers handle your case to ensure your family is adequately financially compensated for your damages. Let us begin working on your case today.Universal Health Care - King
This long-term care facility is a 96-certified bed “for-profit” home providing services and care to residents of King and Stokes County, North Carolina. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating center is located at:
115 White Road
King, North Carolina 27021
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Universal Health Care - King offers other services. Additional focused attention includes short-term and long term care, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.
Fined $136,220 for substandard careFinancial Penalties and Violations
The federal government and the state of North Carolina routinely monitor every nursing facility to identify serious violations of established rules and regulations and levy monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare when problems are found. Typically, these violations result in penalties when investigators found severe problems that harmed or could have harmed a resident.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Universal Health Care - King for $136,220 on February 08, 2019, citing substandard care. The nursing home received one complaint over the last thirty-six months 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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To ensure families are fully informed of the level of care every nursing home provides, the state of North Carolina 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 one out of five stars, including one out of five stars concerning health inspections, one out of five stars for staffing issues, and five out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Ensure Residents Are Free from Significant Medication Mistakes – citation #F760 date February 8, 2019
The state investigators determined that the nursing home "failed to prevent a significant medication error by not following Physician’s orders.” The investigation involved a resident under review for insulin administration.
The resident was to receive insulin before meals. However, the staff did not ensure that the resident “had eaten her breakfast meal.” As a result, the resident “became unresponsive and was admitted to the hospital. She requires a central line and intubation.”
The nursing staff was to follow established protocols and ensure that the resident received insulin approximately fifteen minutes before eating, to ensure its effectiveness. However, documentation shows that the resident “did not eat anything for breakfast or lunch” on that day.
A Nurse Aide stated that the resident’s condition meal intake on the day in question involved the use of a bedpan several times that morning. The Nurse Aide noted that the resident “refused breakfast.” The surveyors asked, “if she notified the nurse of the resident’s refusal to eat breakfast.” The Nurse Aide replied that the nurse “was made aware.”
The nurse gave the resident a full dose of their insulin when “she knew the resident had not eaten breakfast.” The nurse stated that she had gone into the resident’s room at approximately noon “and checked her blood sugar and found [her] unresponsive.” The nurse stated that she could not wake up the resident. She said that “she applied oxygen, checked vital signs, notified the Director of Nursing, and called the Emergency Medical Services to transfer the resident to the hospital.”
At the time that the resident was transferred to the hospital, their “pupils were fixed and dilated.” The facility Director of Nursing stated that she was in the resident’s room “after she was notified of her being unresponsive . She stated the resident’s blood sugar was 189 mg/dL and there was no indication to be concerned about her insulin being administered or blood sugar level.”
However, the Emergency Department Report from that day indicated that the emergency technicians found the resident unresponsive and had obtained a blood glucose level [at a potentially fatal level] of 23 mg/dL.
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