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Westfield Rehabilitation and Health Center
Do you suspect that your loved one is being mistreated while living in a Lee County nursing facility? Were you concerned that their facility-acquired bedsores or injuries from a fall could have been prevented had the staff followed the established protocols? If so, 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 for your damages. We will use the law to hold those responsible for the harm legally and financially accountable.Westfield Rehabilitation and Health Center
This center is an 83-certified bed Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility providing services to residents of Sanford and Lee County, North Carolina. The “for-profit” long-term care home is located at:
3100 Tramway Road
Sanford, North Carolina 27330
Westfield Rehabilitation and Health Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Westfield Rehabilitation and Health Center offers other services. Additional focused attention includes short-term and long term care. The facility also provides comprehensive rehab services, outpatient rehab, hospice, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.
Fined $10,127 for substandard careFinancial Penalties and Violations
Federal and state investigators have a legal obligation to penalize any nursing home that violated a rule or regulation that harmed or could have harmed a resident. These penalties typically include imposed monetary fines or denial of payment for Medicare services. Usually, the higher the violation, the higher the fine.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Westfield Rehabilitation and Health Center for $10,127 on March 22, 2018, citing substandard care.
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 ConsultationSanford North Carolina Nursing Home Safety Concerns
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, one out of five stars for staffing issues, and five out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Develop, Implement and Enforce Policies and Procedures That Prevent Abuse, Neglect, and Mistreatment – citation #F607 date March 22, 2018
The state investigators determined the nursing home "failed to implement the written policy and procedure for investigating and reporting an injury of unknown origin.” The survey team reviewed the resident’s Care Plan for “increased risk for falls related to gait and balance problems. There was no Care Plan for an actual fall.”
The resident’s medical records indicated that “he was out of the facility on February 14, 2018, at the Orthopedic Office and out of the facility again on February 15, 2018, at the Urologist Office.” The resident’s records indicated that the resident “was experiencing new pain, and an x-ray was ordered” after the urology appointment.
A Nursing Note the following day read that the resident “complained of pain with movement and the left hip appeared swollen.” The x-ray results indicated a “dislocated left hip. Orders were received to send [the resident] to the hospital.”
However, “there was no evidence of an incident report completed for [the resident] from his admission to the facility and readmission to the hospital.” Additionally, the resident’s MDS (Minimum Data Set) Assessment indicated “he sustained no falls.”
On March 20, 2018, just after noon, the resident told the surveyors that “he had no falls while at the facility. He confirmed he had been taken into Physician visits by the facility transportation service but could not state how or when his left hip was dislocated.”
The Director of Nursing confirmed that the resident “experienced no falls [before] the dislocation of his left hip. She stated she and the management felt his hip must have gotten dislocated while he was out at one of the follow-up appointments.”
The Director said that “there was no investigation or reporting completed.” The Administrator said that “she did not have evidence of an investigation or a 24-hour or five-day report submitted to the Health Care Personnel Registry involving the resident’s left hip dislocation.”
The Administrator said that “she did not think the resident’s left hip dislocation was an injury of unknown origin. Therefore, she did not investigate or report it.” The Administrator stated she expected that “all injuries of unknown origin [are] to be investigated and reported, as stated in the facility policy.”
Do you believe that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment, abuse, or neglect while living at Westfield Rehabilitation and Health 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 Lee County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Sanford.
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