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Universal Health Care - Oxford
For many family members, detecting abuse and neglect in a nursing facility can be challenging at best, especially if your loved one has symptoms that mask the typical effects of mistreatment. In many cases, friends and family will mistake the natural progression of the aging process or a debilitating disease when actual abuse or neglect is occurring.
If you suspect that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment while living in a Granville County nursing facility, contact the North Carolina Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal assistance. Our team of abuse prevention lawyers has handled cases just like yours, and we can help your family too. Call us now so we can begin working on your case today to ensure you receive financial compensation for your damages.Universal Health Care - Oxford
This center is a 160-certified bed Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility providing services to residents of Oxford and Granville County, North Carolina. The “for-profit” long-term care home is located at:
500 Prospect Avenue
Oxford, North Carolina 27565
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Universal Health Care - Oxford offers other services. Additional focused attention includes short-term and long term care, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.
Fined $108,540 for substandard careFinancial Penalties and Violations
North Carolina and the federal government have a legal responsibility of monitoring every nursing home in the state. These agencies have the authority to impose monetary penalties or hold payment from Medicare if the nursing facility has violated rules and regulations. Typically, the more serious the violation, the higher the monetary fines, especially if neglect or abuse caused harm or could have harmed a resident.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Universal Health Care - Oxford for $108,540 on October 18, 2018, citing substandard care. 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.
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To be fully informed on the level of care nursing homes provide, families routinely research Medicare.gov and the North Carolina Department of Public Health website database systems for a complete list of deficiencies, violations, and citations.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including one out of five stars concerning health inspections, two out of five stars for staffing issues, and three out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Protect Every Resident from All Forms of Abuse Including Physical and Sexual Assault, Physical Punishment, and Neglect by Anybody – citation #F600 date October 18, 2018
The state investigators determined the nursing home " failed to prevent abuse for [one resident] reviewed for abuse.” The investigation involved a cognitively impaired resident who “made an unwanted advancement into the personal space of [another resident] and exhibited sexually aggressive behavior” toward a cognitively impaired resident.
The second resident “specified the unwanted advancement was upsetting to her, and [the third resident] was assessed by the facility and found to have no physical injuries.” The state investigators determined an Immediate Jeopardy began when the sexually aggressive resident “made an unwanted advancement into the personal space of [the second resident].”
Records indicated that the resident “had problem areas [with] his inability to express [emotion], listen, and share information due to auditory and verbal deficits.” The resident’s Care Plan stated that the resident demonstrated inappropriate behavior towards a female resident.” The nursing staff was guided to place the aggressive resident “in an area where [there is] constant observation as [much as] possible.”
A Nursing Note indicated that the staff observed the aggressive resident “in another female resident’s room on the 300 Hall. He got into the female’s room,” while she was sitting in her room “in the wheelchair and had his hands under her covers and was attempting to touch her inappropriately without her consent.”
The assaulting female resident “yelled out and had turned on her call bell to call for help.” The sexually aggressive resident “was removed from her room and returned to his room and asked to go to bed for the night.”
The nursing staff checked on the sexually aggressive resident every fifteen minutes “for a couple of days after [the incident].”
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