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Woodlands Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
Many families have limited options on how to handle the care of a loved one who requires medical professionals in a skilled nursing environment. Typically, reputable nursing homes follow established procedures and protocols to ensure that every resident’s needs are met. Unfortunately, mistreatment still occurs in some facilities in North Carolina.
If your loved one was victimized while living in a Cumberland County nursing facility, contact the North Carolina Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers represent your family to ensure you receive financial compensation from recovering your damages. Call us now so we can begin working on your case today.Woodlands Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
This nursing facility is a “for-profit” Medicare and Medicaid-participating home providing services to residents of Fayetteville and Cumberland County, North Carolina. The 80-certified bed long-term care center is located at:
400 Pelt Drive
Fayetteville, North Carolina 28301
Woodlands Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Woodlands Nursing and Rehabilitation Center offers other services. Additional focused attention includes short-term and long term care. The facility also provides comprehensive rehab services, wound care, outpatient rehabilitation, hospice, assisted living options, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.
Fined $417,015 for substandard careFinancial Penalties and Violations
The federal government and the state of North Carolina routinely monitor every nursing facility to identify serious violations of established rules and regulations and levy monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare when problems are found. Typically, these violations result in penalties when investigators found severe problems that harmed or could have harmed a resident.
Within the last thirty-six months, investigators imposed four monetary penalties against Woodlands Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $66,882 fine on August 25, 2018, a $13,627 fine on May 20, 2017, a $270,073 fine on January 20, 2017, and a $66,433 fine on November 16, 2016, for a total of $417,015. During this time, Medicare denied payment on August 25, 2018, due to a lack of quality care.
The nursing home received six 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.
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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, two out of five stars for staffing issues, and three out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Provide Necessary Care and Services to Maintain the Highest Well-Being of Every Resident – citation #F309 date January 20, 2017
The state investigators determined the nursing home "failed to intervene effectively in an emergent situation and failed to initiate Emergency Medical Services (EMS) immediately for [one resident].” The resident “was pronounced deceased upon arrival at the hospital.”
The state investigators determined an Immediate Jeopardy began when the resident “complained [of] respiratory distress and chest pain, became unresponsive, exhibited signs and symptoms of an acute event, and interventions were not implemented.” The resident had been admitted to the facility with bilateral carotid stenosis and was impaired on the upper and lower side.
The Incident Report indicated that at 2:13 AM, “the fire alarms started going off in the building and all the doors were shut. Five minutes into the alarm steady going, the resident sat up on his bed and stated he could not breathe .”
The caretaker told the resident, “to take short breaths and calm down.” The caregiver saw that the resident “did not have anxiety. Then the resident started saying that his chest was hurting [while lying back] on the bed and was having short breaths.” The caretaker felt the resident’s carotid artery, which revealed “a faint pulse and his breaths were getting [shallower] by the moment.”
The nurse told the Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) to call 911 and another CNA “to check his vital signs and stay with them until the ambulance gets here. The ambulance came and when they got there, he was not breathing.” Emergency services started cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and took him out on a stretcher.
The “nurse assigned to the resident at the time of the event was suspended.” After an investigation, “the assigned nurse never returned to work and was terminated.”
Do you believe that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment, abuse, or neglect while living at Woodlands Nursing 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 Cumberland County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Fayetteville.
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