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Willow Ridge of North Carolina Nursing Home
Do you suspect that your loved one living in a Rutherford County nursing facility is being neglected or abused by caregivers, employees, visitors, or other patients? Are you concerned that their developing bedsore or recent fall is the result of negligence and a lack of supervision ? If so, contact the North Carolina Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal intervention.
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This facility is a 136-certified bed “for-profit” long-term care home providing services and care to residents of Rutherfordton and Rutherford County, North Carolina. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating center is located at:
237 Tryon Road
Rutherfordton, North Carolina 28139
Willow Ridge of North Carolina Nursing Home
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Willow Ridge of North Carolina Nursing Home offers other services. Additional focused attention includes short-term and long term care.
The facility also provides comprehensive rehab services, wound care, pulmonary care, IV (intervenous) care, dementia and memory care, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.Financial Penalties and Violations
North Carolina nursing home regulators and federal inspectors have the legal authority to penalize any nursing home identified as violating rules and regulations that harmed or could have harmed a resident. Typically, these penalties include monetary fines and denial of payment of medical services.
The nursing home received eight 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 ConsultationRutherfordton North Carolina Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Your family can visit Medicare.gov and the North Carolina Department of Public Health website to obtain a complete list of all violations, citations, and deficiencies identified by investigators and surveyors.
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 three out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Timely Report Suspected Abuse, Neglect or Theft and Report the Results of the Investigation to Proper Authorities – citation #F609 date August 22, 2019
- Failure to Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F689 date December 15, 2017
The state investigators determined the nursing home " failed to submit a five-day report to the State Agency of an investigation of a fracture to the left arm, which was of unknown origin.” The investigation involved a severely cognitively impaired resident reviewed for “an injury of unknown origin.”
The resident “was totally dependent on staff for activities of daily living.” The resident “had impairment in a range of motion to both upper and lower extremities.” A Nurse Note, dated May 13, 2019, revealed “a skin assessment had been completed for [the resident]. There were no new areas of concern noted. No redness, bruising, or rash noted.”
However, a Nursing Note from the following day revealed that a Nurse Practitioner had seen the resident for generalized discomfort. The resident “was noted to be grimacing more with care.”
The following day, a Nurse Note revealed that a Nurse Aide notified the nurse “of some bruising found [to the resident’s] left upper arm.” The staff informed the Nurse Practitioner “and a new order was received to obtain an x-ray of the left humerus. The mobile x-ray company was notified.”
The x-ray results received on May 16, 2019, revealed: “proximal left humerus mildly displaced/impacted fracture.” While the facility reported the incident in a twenty-four-hour report that was faxed to the State Agency, “there was no evidence the results of the five-day investigation were faxed to the State Agency,” as required by law.
The “facility failed to maintain [and] implement interventions to prevent falls for [one resident].” The resident “was found on her back on the floor, with bleeding from the temporal area from a laceration. Her right pupil was slow to respond to light, and she was sent to the emergency department.”
Do you believe that your loved one was the victim of abuse or neglect while living at Willow Ridge of North Carolina Nursing Home? Contact the North Carolina nursing home abuse prevention lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Rutherford County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Rutherfordton.
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