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Universal Health Care Lillington
Do you suspect that your loved one is being mistreated while living in a Harnett County nursing facility? Are you concerned that their injuries are the result of negligence by the nursing staff, physical assault by other patients, or physical, verbal, or sexual abuse by others?
If so, contact the North Carolina Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal intervention. Our team of abuse prevention lawyers can work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive financial compensation from recovering your damages.Universal Health Care Lillington
This facility is a “for-profit” 129-certified bed long term care center providing care and services to residents of Lillington and Harnett County, North Carolina. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating home from recovering located at:
1995 East Cornelius Harnett Boulevard
Lillington, North Carolina 27546
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Universal Health Care Lillington offers other services. Additional focused attention includes short-term and long term care, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.
Fined $221,153 for substandard careFinancial Penalties and Violations
Federal government nursing home regulatory agencies have the legal authority to penalize any nursing home with a denied payment for Medicare services or monetary fine when the facility has been cited for serious violations of regulations and rules.
Within the last thirty-six months, investigators imposed four monetary penalties against Universal Health Care Lillington, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $13,270 fine on February 19, 2019, a $13,857 fine on October 25, 2018, a $45,049 fine on June 08, 2018, and a $148,977 fine on November 16, 2017, for a total of $221,153.
The nursing home received eight 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 ConsultationLillington North Carolina Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Information on every intermediate and long-term care home in the state can be reviewed on government-owned and operated database websites, including the North Carolina Department of Public Health and Medicare.gov.
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 two out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Protect Every Resident from All Forms of Abuse, Physical Punishment, and Being Separated from Others – citation #F223 date November 16, 2017
The state investigators determined the nursing home "failed to protect residents from staff-to-resident physical abuse, resulting in a bruise to the resident’s arm.” The state investigators determined an Immediate Jeopardy began when a Nurse Aide “ grabbed the resident by the wrists and set her down hard on the shower seat in the resident’s bathroom.”
The rude behavior resulted “in a bruise to her right wrist.” The resident stated that “her body was sick, but her mind was not. She stated a couple of weeks ago; she was not sure of the date, [but] she had a bowel movement and soiled herself at about 6:00 AM.”
The resident said that she “got in her wheelchair and took herself to the bathroom and turned on the bathroom call light for some of the common health cleaner.” The resident indicated that the Nurse Aide “had curly hair and was stout.” The Aide came in at around 6:15 AM and “turned off the call light and told her if someone did not come to get her after a while, to put her call light back on.” The resident “could see what time it was from the big number clock on her nightstand that faced the bathroom.”
The resident stated that “she waited for a long time [and] was very still because she did not want to get any mess on the floor.” The resident said that “she was cold, and the bathroom smelled bad, and she was embarrassed.”
The resident waited for over an hour. The Nurse Aide said she was going to get another Aide from the day shift. That Aide “came in and was real mad , saying that the other Aide should have cleaned her up. The resident stated she stood up and [this Aide] grabbed her by the arm and said, ‘I want you to sit here.’ [The Aide] moved her over and sat her down very hard on the shower seat, then she scrubbed her hard.”
The resident stated that “she was crying and scared, and she knew that [the Nurse Aide] was too mad.” The resident finally said, “you do not have to treat me like a dog.”
Do you believe that your loved one was the victim of abuse or neglect while living at Universal Health Care Lillington? Contact the North Carolina nursing home abuse prevention lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Harnett County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Lillington.
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