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Canterbury Center Nursing Home
Relocating an elderly loved one into a nursing facility is often the toughest decision a family can make. Many times, the family will perform extensive research in the hopes of finding the most comfortable and safest environment. Unfortunately, the incident rate involving mistreatment occurring in nursing homes throughout West Virginia has risen significantly over the last few years.
If your loved one was harmed while living in a Jefferson 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 receive monetary compensation to recover your damages.Canterbury Center Nursing Home
This long-term care home is a 62-certified bed center providing cares and services to residents of Shepherdstown and Jefferson County, West Virginia. The "for-profit" Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
80 Maddex Drive
Shepherdstown, West Virginia 25443
Canterbury Center Nursing Home
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Canterbury Center Nursing Home offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-stay care, IV (intravenous) therapy, respite care, hospice, wound care, dementia and memory care, colostomy care, and restorative services involving physical, speech and occupational therapies.
Fined $9,688 for substandard careFinancial 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 are an imposed a monetary fine.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Canterbury Center Nursing Home for $9,688 on June 08, 2017, citing substandard care. Additional documentation concerning penalties and fines can be reviewed on the West Virginia Bureau for Children and Families Adult Protective Services Website.
Call (800) 926-7565 Toll-Free for a No Obligation ConsultationShepherdstown West Virginia Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Our attorneys obtain and review data on every West Virginia long-term care home from various online publically available sources, including the Department of Public Health website and Medicare.gov.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of two out of five stars, including three 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 Ensure the Nursing Home Area Remained Free of Accident Hazards and Risks and Provide Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F323 date March 22, 2016
The state investigators determined that “the facility failed to provide an environment free of accident hazards as possible or [provide] adequate supervision to prevent avoidable accidents.”
The nursing home failed to “secure a dirty utility room and by failing to visually monitor the front door exit door to [stop an] elopement for a ninety-minute time period when the front door alarm was disarmed.” The investigators determined that this failure “had the potential to affect more than a limited number of residents.”
The investigators determined that on the morning of March 16, 2016, at 11:30 AM, the 15-second delay for two exit doors “was not working and the doors would not open. The door alarms on the exit door at the end of the 400 Hall and the front door were disabled so the doors would open.”
At that time, “the facility had at least four identified wanderers whose pictures were posted at the reception office. There were also cameras monitoring the exit on TV screens located at the nurses’ station.” However, at the time of the observation of the television screens, “no one was monitoring them. The location of the desk in the front office prevented that person from viewing the front door.”
The investigators reviewed the Incident Reports that revealed there were three elopement attempts in the past seven days. In one incident, a resident “wearing pajamas [after lunchtime] was observed approaching the front door. She stood and pushed the keypad several times and looked around before exiting the door.”
The surveyor conducting the investigation “went to the Administrator’s office and informed her of the exit. The Administrator immediately came out of her office and asked the receptionist if she had seen who left.” The receptionist, “sitting in her desk, said she had seen no one. The Administrator proceeded to the front porch and identified the resident as one who was allowed to exit independently.”
The Administrator “was informed the door should have been monitored until the locking mechanism was repaired.” The Administrator “acknowledged no one had been assigned to visually monitor the front door.”
Were you the victim of mistreatment while you lived at Canterbury Center Nursing Home? Contact the West Virginia nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Jefferson County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Shepherdstown.
We do not charge for case evaluations and consultations. Also, we provide a 100% “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee. This promise means we will postpone all of your payments for legal services until after we have secured a financial recovery on your behalf. All information you share with our law offices will remain confidential.