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Information & Ratings on Belmont Manor Nursing Center, St Clairsville, Ohio
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Many families have limited options of what to do when they can no longer provide care to a loved one in need of extensive medical treatments or hygiene assistance. Some families choose to relocate their loved one into a nursing home knowing that they will receive the best care in a safe, compassionate environment. Unfortunately, mistreatment still occurs at many facilities throughout Ohio.
If your loved one was abused or neglected while residing in a Belmont County nursing facility, contact the Ohio Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal help. Let our team of lawyers work on your behalf to ensure that those responsible for causing the harm are held legally and financially accountable. We will use the law to ensure your family receives monetary compensation for your damages.
Belmont Manor Nursing Center
This facility is a "for profit" 50-certified bed long term care center providing cares and services to residents of St Clairsville and Belmont County, Ohio. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating home is located at:
51999 Guirino Drive
St Clairsville, Ohio 43950
Belmont Manor Nursing Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Belmont Manor Nursing Center offers other services. These services include intermediate care, Alzheimer’s/dementia care, restorative nursing care, and physical, occupational and speech therapies.
Financial Penalties and Violations
The federal government has the legal authority to penalize any nursing home that has violated rules and regulations that have harmed or could have harmed a nursing facility resident. These penalties include denial of payment for Medicare services or monetary penalties.
This nursing facility also received two complaints and self-reported two serious issues over the last three years that resulted in violation citations. Additional documentation concerning penalties and fines can be reviewed on the Ohio Long-Term Care Consumer Guide.
St Clairsville Ohio Nursing Home Safety Concerns
The state of Ohio and Medicare.com routinely update their comprehensive list of deficiencies online to reflect all violations
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including one out of five stars concerning health inspections, three out of five stars for staffing issues and two out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Protect Every Resident from All Forms of Abuse, Physical Punishment or Being Separated from Others – citation #F223 date November 2, 2017
- Failure to Provide Appropriate Pressure Ulcer Care to Prevent the Development of New Bedsores – citation #F686 date October 11, 2018
According to state investigators, “the facility failed to ensure [one resident] was free from physical and verbal abuse by contract that staff.” The deficient practice affected one resident “reviewed for abuse.”
Documentation shows that actual harm occurred to the resident “when during treatment, the contracted dentist grabbed the resident’s face, forced her mouth open and removed a denture mold from her mouth. The dentist also called [the resident] a derogatory name with both acts resulting in extreme agitation from [the resident].”
A nurse, a dental assistant and a State-Tested Nursing Assistant (STNA) were present in the room with the resident at the time of the incident when the dentist was attempting to remove a wax mold from the top of the resident’s mouth while the resident held the bottom part of the mold in their hand. The resident refused to give the mold back. At that time, the dentist “aggressively grabbed a wax mold out of the resident’s hand.
When the resident, “screamed for the dentist to get away from her, [the dentist] aggressively grabbed a wax mold out of the resident’s hand.” Next, the dentist “aggressively, and with unnecessary force, grabbed the top wax mold out of the resident’s mouth, causing the resident to become very agitated.”
The staff returned the resident to the secured unit and calmed the resident down “using therapeutic talking and color activities. The resident’s daughter was notified.”
The facility “failed to ensure pressure-relieving interventions were implemented [for a resident] as per the resident’s Physician’s orders.” The survey team reviewed the resident’s Current Risk for Pressure Ulcer Care Plan [that] indicated to elevate the resident’s heels always except at meals.”
The surveyors observed the resident while lying in bed “with her eyes closed. The resident’s heels were observed not elevated at the time.” The surveyors interviewed a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) who “verified the resident did not have elevated [heels] while in bed as per the Physician’s orders.”
The nursing home was reminded of their Pressure Ulcer Policy dated February 2008 “to use heel protectors to relieve pressure on the heels. Staff might also place pillows under the calf to raise the heels off the bed.”
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Were you the victim of mistreatment while you lived at Belmont Manor Nursing Center? Contact the Ohio nursing home abuse attorneys at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Belmont County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas in Ohio including Saint Clairsville.
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