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Wilora Lake Healthcare Center
Every staff member working in a nursing facility has a legal and ethical responsibility to provide each resident with the highest level of care according to established standards of quality. Unfortunately, many nursing facilities do not follow established procedures and protocols that prevent injuries, accidents, and the development of life-threatening pressure wounds.
If you suspect that your loved one was victimized through neglect or abuse while living in a Mecklenburg County nursing facility, the North Carolina Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys can help. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive financial compensation for your damages.Wilora Lake Healthcare Center
This nursing facility is a "for-profit" Medicare and Medicaid-participating home providing services to residents of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. The 70-certified bed long-term care center is located at:
6001 Wilora Lake Road
Charlotte, North Carolina 28212
Wilora Lake Healthcare Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Wilora Lake Healthcare 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 $20,265 for substandard careFinancial Penalties and Violations
North Carolina and Federal investigators have the legal authority to penalize any nursing home with a denied payment for Medicare services or a monetary fine when the facility is cited for serious violations of established regulations and rules the guarantee resident safety.
Within the last three years, investigators imposed two monetary penalties against Wilora Lake Healthcare Center, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $13,627 fine on October 06, 2018, and a $6,638 fine on January 06, 2017, for a total of $20,265.
The nursing home received twelve 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.
Call (800) 926-7565 Toll-Free for a No Obligation ConsultationCharlotte North Carolina Nursing Home Safety Concerns
The state of North Carolina and the federal government regularly updates its long-term care home database system with complete details of all deficiencies, citations, and violations.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of two out of five stars, including two out of five stars concerning health inspections, two out of five stars for staffing issues and three 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 date #F689 date October 6, 2018
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to remove portable oxygen that was in use at 4.0 L per minute [before] assisting a resident to the smoking area while other residents were outside actively smoking.” Specifically, the staff assisted the resident “to the smoking area with her oxygen running [and] placed her and all the other residents in the smoking area at risk for catching on fire.”
The investigators determined that the deficient practice initiated an Immediate Jeopardy the moment the resident “was assisted to the smoking area by the Nurse Aide with her nasal cannula and her nares [nostrils] and her portable oxygen flowing at 4.0 liters per minute continuously.”
During the event, the resident was “within three to five feet of other residents that were already in the smoking area actively smoking.” A review of the resident’s Admission/Readmission Data Collection dated August 22, 2018, indicated that the resident was “a non-smoker. An interview with the Nurse stated that he completed [the resident’s] admission assessment [and that the resident] was not smoking.”
The nurse stated that “a few weeks after admission, and once [the resident] started to gain her strength and make friends at the facility, she began to smoke about one week ago.” However, the medical record was never updated, nor was there a smoking assessment completed until October 4, 2018, when the resident “was observed to be the smoking area with her portable oxygen.”
The Director of Nursing stated that “she would expect that the resident would “not take the oxygen outside in the smoking area [and that the staff] would not take the resident with the oxygen outside into the smoking area. The Administrator stated that “his expectation would be for the Nurse Aide to never assist a resident in the smoking area if they had any type of oxygen.
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