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Walnut Cove Health and Rehabilitation Center
This long-term care facility is a 90-certified bed "for-profit" home providing services and cares to residents of Walnut Cove and Stokes County, North Carolina. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating center is located at:
511 Windmill Street
Walnut Cove, North Carolina 27052
Walnut Cove Health and Rehabilitation Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Walnut Cove Health and Rehabilitation Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long term care.
The facility also provides comprehensive rehab services, wound care, assisted and independent living options, medically-complex care, respiratory care, bariatric care, pulmonary care, IV (intervenous) care, post-stroke care, enteral nutrition, pain management, hospice, oncology care, dementia and memory care, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.
Fined $13,627 for substandard care
Financial Penalties and Violations
North Carolina and federal nursing home regulatory agencies have the legal authority to impose monetary fines and deny payment for Medicare services for any nursing facility cited for serious violations of regulations and rules.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Walnut Cove Health and Rehabilitation Center for $13,627 on October 29, 2018, citing substandard care. The nursing home received four complaints over the last three years that resulted in a violation citation.
Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the State of North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (Adult Protective Services) Website.
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Walnut Cove North Carolina Nursing Home Safety Concerns
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 two out of five stars concerning health inspections, one out of five stars for staffing issues and one 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 October 29, 2018
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to implement a floor mat beside the bed for [one resident].” The incident involved a moderately, cognitively impaired resident who “requires extensive assistance with two people for bed mobility, transfers, ambulating, dressing, toileting, and hygiene. She was frequently incontinent of bowel and bladder.”
A review of the resident’s Care Plan revealed “a problem for a risk for falls related to forgetfulness, physical limitations, history of falls, and failure to utilize the call bell consistently.”
A review of the records revealed that the resident “had a fall on [in] 2018, from her bed while trying to get up unassisted. The bed alarm was initiated.” The documentation shows that the fall mat to the floor was added on June 27, 2018.” However, when the resident was observed on October 10, 2018, the resident was “lying in bed with no fall mat on the floor.” Again, the next morning, the resident was “lying in bed with no fall mat on the floor.”
The state investigators interviewed a Nursing Assistant who revealed that “she knew what the resident’s safety needs were from the Kardex [documentation]. She stated she did not know where the fall mat for [the resident] was and looked under and around the bed.”
A nurse providing the resident care revealed that the resident “was a fall risk and did try to get up unassisted. She found the fall mat behind [the resident’s] bed and stated that the nursing staff did not put it down and must have overlooked it.”
The Director of Nursing revealed that the resident “only had one fall since admission. She stated she did expect safety interventions to be in place according to the care plan.”
Ready to File a Nursing Home Neglect Claim Against Walnut Cove Health and Rehabilitation Center? Let Us Help
Do you suspect that your loved one is the victim of harm, mistreatment, abuse or neglect while residing at Walnut Cove Health and Rehabilitation Center? Contact the North Carolina nursing home abuse prevention lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Stokes County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Walnut Cove.
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