Clemmons Nursing Home Investigated After Elder Abuse Incident
Posted on Jun 21, 2010
Following allegations of nursing home abuse, Clemmons nursing home in Forsyth County, North Carolina may lose their funding from Federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
According to digtriad.com, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services received a report from a Clemmons nursing home staff member that a nurse badly harmed an elder patient while roughly transferring the patient from a bad to a wheelchair in April 2010. The patient allegedly had a large bruise on their arm and a scared expression on their face.
Following the incident, the nurse involved attempted to get friends to write false statements and the Director of Nursing claims she did not hear about the incident at all. Much of this information – and more – was uncovered during a survey of the nursing home earlier this spring.
The Clemmons nursing home also failed to file their 2009 annual report to the N.C. Secretary of State's Office.
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services has sent the abusive nursing home a formal letter outlining the problem and stating that they believe patients at Clemmons are not in a safe environment. They gave the nursing home until June 19 to fix the problems outlined in the letter or else face the loss of funding from Federal Medicaid and Medicare Services. In addition they recommended that the nursing home pay a fine of $10,000 for every nursing home abuse and nursing home neglect incident.
Clemmons houses around 70 residents and contains 120 beds.