Nursing Home Fined For Neglect | Patient Abuse

A nursing home in Greensboro, North Carolina was recently fined $372,970 in penalties.  The region is home to 11 skilled-nursing facilities where government inspectors found “serious deficiencies” in patient care or accommodations, according to information compiled from Medicare files by the ProPublica nonprofit journalism group.

Unihealth’s fines ranked as North Carolina’s second highest in total dollar amount since 2009 and the 12th highest in the nation, according to ProPublica’s calculations.

There are many different causes of nursing home abuse and neglect. These include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Failure to turn or move immobile patients
  • Failure to bathe patients
  • Failure to monitor nutrition and hydration/malnutrition
  • Failure to use bed rails
  • Verbal abuse of residents
  • Failure to supervise patients
  • Patients wandering away from the facility
  • Reduced patient-staff ratios

Reporting an incident of abuse and neglect in a nursing home will not only protect you from further harm but also protect all the other residents and patients living in that nursing home as well from possible future abuse. If you believe you or a family member has been a victim of nursing home abuse, call us now at (800) 606-1717 to speak with one of our experienced Michigan nursing home elder abuse and neglect lawyers about your case.

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