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Westwood Health and Rehabilitation Center
This long-term care center is a "for-profit" 68-certified bed home providing cares to residents of Archdale and Guilford County, North Carolina. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
625 Ashland Street
Archdale, North Carolina 27263
Westwood Health and Rehabilitation Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Westwood 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 $290,917 for substandard care
Financial Penalties and Violations
The investigators working for the state and federal government are legally authorized to impose monetary fines or deny payment for Medicare services if a nursing facility has been cited for serious violations of rules and regulations.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Westwood Health and Rehabilitation Center for $290,917 on March 06, 2019, citing substandard care. This nursing home received ten complaints and self-reported one serious issue over the last thirty-six months that resulted in violation citations.
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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Archdale 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, three out of five stars for staffing issues and two 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 January 6, 2017
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to consistently implement the Physician’s orders and Care Plan interventions to provide ongoing fifteen-minute safety checks. This deficient practice failed to “minimize the potential for further accidents” for a resident who had a history of accidents.
A review of the resident’s Nursing Notes indicated that the resident “had combative behaviors, increase agitation, and wandering [elopement].” Two Incident Reports on August 28, 2016, and August 31, 2016, indicated that the resident “had a fall on each day with no injuries.” The resident’s MDS (Minimum Data Set) Assessment showed that the significantly, cognitively impaired resident had physical behaviors that significantly “interfered with their care and social interactions and put others at significant risk of injury.”
Documentation shows that the resident had rejected care on one to three days during the review period. He additionally had wandering behaviors one to three days during the review period. The wandering behaviors were noted to place [the resident] at significant risk of getting to a potentially dangerous place.”
The resident received antipsychotic medications and was assessed as “not steady on his feet and was only able to stabilize with staff assistance. He requires extensive assistance with bed mobility and transfers and supervision with locomotion on-and-off the unit. He utilized a wheelchair.”
Documents indicated that the resident “had a fall in the months [before] admission, a fall in the last 2-6 months [before] admission, and two more falls with no injury since admission.” The resident’s history of falls resulted in “a right hip fracture and a lumbar compression fracture.” The resident was to receive fifteen-minute checks to minimize the potential of being injured.
However, the Director of Nursing indicated that the fifteen-minute safety checks were “conducted for a 24-hour period only” and that the safety checks “should have been ongoing into the Physician’s order discontinued them.”
Mistreated at Westwood Health and Rehabilitation Center? We Can Help
Were you the victim of mistreatment while you lived at Westwood 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 Guilford County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Archdale.
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