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Brightwood Center Nursing Home
Many families have limited options for 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, believing that they will receive the best care in a safe, compassionate environment. Unfortunately, mistreatment still occurs at many facilities throughout West Virginia.
If your loved one was abused or neglected while residing in a Brooke County nursing facility, contact the West Virginia Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal help. Let our team of abuse prevention 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.Brightwood Center Nursing Home
This long-term care facility is a 128-certified bed Medicare and Medicaid-participating center providing services to residents of Follansbee and Brooke County, West Virginia. The "for-profit" home is located at:
840 Lee Road
Follansbee, West Virginia 26037
Brightwood Center Nursing Home
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Brightwood Center Nursing Home offers other services. Additional focused attention includes short-term and long term care.
The facility also provides comprehensive rehab services, wound care, pulmonary care, IV (intervenous) care, post-stroke care, enteral nutrition, pain management, hospice, oncology care, dementia and memory care, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.Financial Penalties and Violations
State and federal investigators have the legal authority to penalize any nursing home cited for serious violations of regulations and rules. These penalties include levying monetary fines and denying payment of Medicare services. Typically, these violations result in penalties when investigators found severe problems that harmed or could have harmed a resident.
This nursing facility received two complaints over the last three years that resulted in violation citations. Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the comprehensive West Virginia Department of Health and Human Services Adult Protective Services Website.
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According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including one out of five stars concerning health inspections, two out of five stars for staffing issues, and three out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Protect Every Resident from All Forms of Abuse, Physical Punishment, and Being Separated from Others- citation #F223 date November 4, 2016
The state investigators determined the nursing home "failed to ensure [one resident] reviewed for abuse was free from physical, emotional, mental, or sexual abuse. A male resident allegedly grabbed [the resident's] arm and tried to push her hand down towards [his] private area. This practice had the potential to affect more than a limited number of residents."
The state investigators interviewed the resident and asked her, "have staff, residents, or anyone else here abused you -- this includes verbal, physical, or sexual abuse?" The resident replied, "Yes."
The resident stated that "a gentleman here grabbed me on the arm either Friday or Saturday and put my hand on his privates." I cannot "remember his name, but he was a friend of my husband. I told my Speech Therapists on Monday, and she reported [it]."
The state investigators further inquired about the incident as to "why she did not report it when it occurred." The resident stated, "because it was embarrassing and yet upset me because this gentleman used to be a friend of my husband. I was talking with my Speech Therapists on Monday, and it just came on during our conversation."
The resident said that "I should have told someone when it happened, but it was just shocking, and I could not believe it happened and he would do that." The Speech Therapist stated that the resident had reported the abuse to them on Monday and they reported [it] to the Social Worker to further investigate "the reporting of abuse."
The social worker stated that the man had grabbed the resident. The social worker indicated that the resident needed to report the incident because it was abuse. The social worker said that "the resident [did not seem] to be upset about the incident, and she had mentioned it just during general conversation and that the alleged perpetrator was another resident in the facility.
The Social Services Director at the facility stated that "The investigation is not complete yet because we just received [it] on Monday. No interventions have been put into place because it was just a concern, nor was it seen as an incident or reported to any State Agencies," as required by law.
Do you suspect that your loved one suffered an injury or died prematurely while living at Brightwood Center Nursing Home? Contact the West Virginia nursing home abuse prevention lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Brooke County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Follansbee.
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