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Braxton Health Care Center
Mistreating senior citizens living in nursing homes is an unacceptable, reprehensible, and disgraceful action done by the hands of caregivers, visitors, and other patients. Many families relocate their loved ones into the nursing home believing that they will receive the highest level of care in a safe environment. Unfortunately, neglect and abuse are an all too common occurrence that leaves victims harmed, injured, or dead.
If your loved one was injured while living in a Braxton County nursing facility, contact the West Virginia Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal intervention. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers work on your family's behalf to ensure you are financially compensated for your monetary damages.Braxton Health Care Center
This Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is a "for-profit" center providing services to residents of Sutton and Braxton County, West Virginia. The 65-certified bed long-term care home is located at:
859 Days Drive
Sutton, West Virginia 26601
Braxton Health Care Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Braxton Health Care Center offers other services. Additional focused attention includes short-term and long term care.
The facility also provides comprehensive rehab services, wound care, annual physical examinations, preventative visits, urgent care, discharge visits, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.Financial Penalties and Violations
West Virginia and federal agencies are duty-bound to monitor every nursing home and levy monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare when investigators identify severe violations of nursing home regulations and rules. In some cases, the nursing home receives multiple penalties if surveyors find severe violations that harmed or could have harmed a resident.
Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the comprehensive West Virginia Department of Health and Human Services Adult Protective Services Website.
Call (800) 926-7565 Toll-Free for a No Obligation ConsultationSutton West Virginia Nursing Home Safety Concerns
To be fully informed on the level of care nursing homes provide, families routinely research Medicare.gov and the West Virginia Department of Public Health website database systems for a complete list of deficiencies, violations, and citations.
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 Develop, Implement and Enforce Policies and Procedures That Prevent Abuse, Neglect and Mistreatment- citation #F607 date January 24, 2018
- Failure to Honor the Resident's Rights to Voice Grievance without Discrimination or Reprisal - citation #F585 date January 10, 2019
The state investigators determined the nursing home "failed to ensure they implemented a policy regarding identifying, investigating, and reporting allegations of abuse." The investigation involved one complaint of such a grievance that "had an allegation of abuse that was not identified, reported, or thoroughly investigated."
An allegation "was also not thoroughly investigated. These practices had the potential to affect more than an isolated number of residents." At that time, "there were sixty-two residents in the facility."
A review of the grievance/complaint filed identified that a resident "had filed the complaint to report [that] [a Nurse Aide] had spoken to her roommate in a rude, hateful manner and was rough with her." The facility's Social Worker stated that "the facility did not report this as an allegation of abuse." The worker stated that "the facility did not feel what [the resident] reported constituted abuse and also said the facility talked with [the other resident] [and] she denied any issues with the [Nurse Aide]."
The Social Worker said that "that was the rationale behind the facility's decision not to report." The roommate stated that "when the girl was cleaning her up, I felt like she was ripping off my skin."
The unsubstantiated claim and the investigation indicated that "the facility did not clarify if [another Nurse Aide] was present in the bathroom the entire time [the allegedly abusive Nurse Aide] was providing care (washing up) to the resident.
The "facility failed to thoroughly investigate allegations of possible abuse." The state investigators conducted an initial tour of the facility on January 7, 2018. At that time, "the resident expressed concern [that] the staff would handle her roughly when trying to change her to help her get up in the mornings."
The surveyors found two reports in the Concern File that "were related to this resident and the allegations were similar to what she had told the surveyors."
The facility Social Worker stated that day that "she had not reported any concerns to other agencies regarding possible abuse related to the reported allegations by the resident. She would discuss the allegations and then determined if they need to be reported."
Has your loved one been being mistreated or neglected while living at Braxton Health Care Center? Contact the West Virginia nursing home abuse prevention lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Braxton County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Sutton.
Our law firm provides every potential client an initial free case consultation. Also, we offer a 100% "No Win/No-Fee" Guarantee, meaning you do not owe us any money until we have received a monetary recovery on your behalf. All information you share with our law offices will remain confidential.