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Warren Hills Nursing Center
Relocating an elderly loved one into a nursing facility is often the toughest decision a family can make. Many times, the family will perform extensive research in the hopes of finding the most comfortable and safest environment. Unfortunately, the incident rate involving mistreatment occurring in nursing homes throughout North Carolina has risen significantly over the last few years.
If your loved one was harmed while living in a Warren County nursing facility, contact the North Carolina Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal intervention. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive monetary compensation from recovering your damages.Warren Hills Nursing Center
This long-term care facility is a 140-certified bed Medicare and Medicaid-participating center providing services to residents of Warrenton and Warren County, North Carolina. The “for-profit” home is located at:
864 US Hwy 158 Business West
Warrenton, North Carolina 27589
Warren Hills Nursing Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Warren Hills Nursing Center offers other services. Additional focused attention includes short-term and long term care. The facility also offers comprehensive rehab services, wound care, outpatient rehabilitation, hospice, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.
Fined $9,592 for substandard careFinancial Penalties and Violations
Federal investigators penalize nursing facilities with monetary fines and denied payment for Medicare when the nursing home had been cited for serious violations of rules and regulations.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Warren Hills Nursing Center for $9,592 on June 10, 2017, citing substandard care. The nursing home received three 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 ConsultationWarrenton North Carolina Nursing Home Safety Concerns
The federal government and North Carolina Department of Public Health website update comprehensive information containing historical details of all citations and violations.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including three 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 Ensure the Nursing Home Area Remained Free of Accident Hazards and Risks and Provides Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F323 date June 10, 2017
- Failure to Properly Care for Residents Needing Special Services Including Injections, Colostomy, Urostomy, Tracheostomy, and Respiratory Care – citation #F328 date August 24, 2017
The state investigators determined the nursing home "failed to ensure [one resident] with a Wander Guard device did not exit the facility unsupervised.” The investigation involved a resident with “limited mobility in her lower extremities but [can] self-propel about the facility in a wheelchair.”
The resident’s Care Plan identified the resident “as being an elopement risk/wanderer, as evidenced by being disoriented to place and [wanting] to go home.”
The Staff Development Coordinator stated that “she was notified that a resident exited the facility when a couple, on their way to church, noticed [the resident] in the parking lot of the Dialysis Center next to the facility.” The couple “returned her to the facility.” The Coordinator stated that “the resident was immediately assessed for injury.”
The Maintenance Director assessed the alarm system and all the mechanisms and [stated] that “all were working properly.” The Director stated that “they viewed the facility’s new video security system for the main entrance, and it showed the resident approaching the main entrance door around 7:00 AM and again about twenty minutes later. The alarm sounded, the lock mechanism functioned properly, and staff arrived to remove the resident from the area within one minute.”
However, sometime later, “the resident lifted her leg to push against the door, as well as pushing on the handle. The alarm did not sound, and it appeared she pressed the handle until the door open and she went through the door.”
The “facility failed to properly store respiratory equipment for [three residents] using CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) and nebulizers.”
In one case, the surveyors observed the resident up in her “wheelchair with a nebulizer unit, tubing and uncovered mask lying on her bed.” The same nebulizer unit and uncovered mask were seen lying on the bed for hours later, and again the following morning at 8:48 AM.
A nurse stated that “all respiratory equipment including nebulizer masks should be stored in plastic bags.”
Do you believe that your loved one was the victim of abuse or neglect while living at Warren Hills Nursing 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 Warren County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Warrenton.
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