LAKE PARK NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER
LOCATED 3315 FAITH CHURCH ROAD, INDIAN TRAIL, NC 28079
LAKE PARK NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER was cited by the DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES CENTERS FOR MEDICARE & MEDICAID SERVICES for the following deficiencies:
PLEASE NOTE: The following highlighted quoted text is only a portion of the full report/survey submitted by DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES CENTERS FOR MEDICARE & MEDICAID SERVICES. The full report/survey can be found here.
FACILITY FAILED TO 1) HIRE ONLY PEOPLE WITH NO LEGAL HISTORY OF ABUSING, NEGLECTING OR MISTREATING RESIDENTS; OR 2) REPORT AND INVESTIGATE ANY ACTS OR REPORTS OF ABUSE, NEGLECT OR MISTREATMENT OF RESIDENTS
LEVEL OF HARM –IMMEDIATE JEOPARDY
**NOTE- TERMS IN BRACKETS HAVE BEEN EDITED TO PROTECT CONFIDENTIALITY**
Based on staff interviews and record review, the staff failed to immediately notify administrative staff of a witnessed incident of physical abuse in which a resident was slapped on the face. Once notified, the facility failed to report the incident of physical abuse to the Health Care Personnel Registry in 24 hours and the investigative findings in 5 working days for 1 of 1 sampled residents. (Resident #6).
Immediate Jeopardy began on [DATE] when Nurse Aide (NA) #2 failed to immediately report that she witnessed physical abuse to a combative resident (Resident #6) on the secure unit which resulted in further physical abuse. NA #2 witnessed NA #1 slap Resident #6 on the face, but did not immediately report the abuse or protect the Resident from further abuse. NA #1 remained on the secure unit, working unsupervised and was witnessed again on [DATE], by NA #2, to slap Resident #6 on the right thigh. The facility failed to report physical abuse to the Health Care Personnel Registry within 24 hours and the investigation of the physical abuse within 5 working days.
The immediate jeopardy is present and ongoing.
Review of the facility’s investigation revealed a written statement by the Administrator, dated [DATE], which recorded that she spoke to the Deputy Sheriff on [DATE] around 9:00 PM and was asked if she was aware that NA #2 also witnessed NA #1 slap Resident #6 on the face on [DATE] at about 8:00 AM. The written statement recorded that the Administrator was not aware. The Administrator documented that she spoke to NA #2 on [DATE] and was informed that NA #2 witnessed NA #1 slap Resident #6 on the face on [DATE] around 8:00 AM and again on the right thigh above her knee at 10:00 AM, when the Resident became combative.
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