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Universal Health Care - Ramseur
For many years, nursing home residents throughout the United States have been subjected to neglect and abuse by caregivers, employees, or other residents. Many problems with the nursing home industry involve untrained professionals, short staffing , and a lack of supervision that leads to resident-to-resident assault.
If your loved one was injured while living in a Randolph County nursing facility, contact the North Carolina Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal help. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive monetary compensation from recovering your damages.Universal Health Care - Ramseur
This long-term care home is a 90-certified bed center providing care and services to residents of Ramseur and Randolph County, North Carolina. The “for-profit” Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
7166 Jordon Road
Ramseur, North Carolina 27316
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Universal Health Care - Ramseur offers other services. Additional focused attention includes short-term and long term care, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.
Fined $59,433 for substandard careFinancial Penalties and Violations
The federal government has the legal authority to penalize any nursing home that has violated rules and regulations that have harmed or could have harmed a nursing facility resident. These penalties include denial of payment for Medicare services are an imposed a monetary fine.
Medicare has cited this facility for abuse . Medicare says that “every nursing home resident deserves to retain their basic human dignity and be treated with respect at all times. Abuse and neglect are never acceptable.” Nursing homes “cited for abuse are required to take steps to protect their residents.”
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Universal Health Care - Ramseur for $59,433 on December 06, 2018, 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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The state of North Carolina and Medicare.com routinely update their comprehensive list of deficiencies online to reflect all violations
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 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 6, 2018
The state investigators determined the nursing home " failed to supervise residents with aspiration precautions during meals.” The nursing staff observed one resident “with a mouthful of food, making a vomiting noise after mealtime. She was transferred to the emergency room by Emergency Medical Services and died in the ambulance on the way to the hospital.”
The state surveyors determined an Immediate Jeopardy situation began “when the Nursing Assistant observed the resident making a vomiting sound, following the lunch meal that she had eaten in the dining room. She was assessed by the nursing staff to have a large amount of ground/chewed food, an estimated four ounces, in her mouth.”
A review of the resident’s medical records and Physician’s orders indicated that the resident was to take small bites, eat slow, and swallow between bites when consuming alternative liquids and solids.
The resident’s Nutrition/Dehydration Risk Assessment indicated that the resident “has severely impaired decision-making, she was rarely/never understood, and she had impairment on one side of her upper extremities.” However, the resident “was noted to have no swallowing disorders and she was on a mechanically-altered diet.”
Additionally, the resident “had not received Speech Therapy during the MDS (Minimum Data Set) Assessment period.” At the time of the incident, a Nurse Aide brought the resident “out of the dining room to the nurse’s station stating, ‘I think she needs some help.’”
A nurse assessed the resident and checked her oral cavity. Another nurse “removed some food particles from the mouth and dentures. There was a large amount of well-ground food.” The nurse “continued to remove the food until it was no longer visible.”
The resident began wheezing and the nursing staff performed the Heimlich maneuver. The nurses continuously checked the resident’s mouth; the nursing staff notified the resident’s Physician and responsible party at 1:40 PM. Emergency Medical Services arrived at 2:00 PM and transported the resident to the hospital, where she died en route to the emergency room.
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