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Dunbar Center Nursing Home
Attorneys for Injured & Neglected at Dunbar Center Nursing Home
Do you suspect that your loved one is the victim of physical abuse, sexual assault, neglect, or mistreatment while living in a Kanawha County nursing facility? Are you concerned that their injuries occurred at the hands of caregivers, nurses, employees, visitors, or other patients? If so, contact the West Virginia Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal intervention.
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Dunbar Center Nursing Home
This long-term care center is a "for-profit" 120-certified bed home providing cares to residents of Dunbar and Kanawha County, West Virginia. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
501 Caldwell Lane
Dunbar, West Virginia 25064
Dunbar Center Nursing Home
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Dunbar 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 $87,604 for substandard care
Financial Penalties and Violations
Federal government nursing home regulatory agencies have the legal authority to penalize any nursing home with a denied payment for Medicare services or monetary fine when the facility has been cited for serious violations of regulations and rules.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Dunbar Center Nursing Home for $87,604 on May 17, 2018, citing substandard care. The nursing home received five complaints over the last three years that resulted in a violation citation.
Additional documentation concerning penalties and fines can be reviewed on the West Virginia Bureau for Children and Families Adult Protective Services Website.
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Dunbar 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 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 Develop, Implement and Enforce Policies and Procedures That Prevent Abuse, Neglect, and Mistreatment – citation #F607 date May 17, 2018
- Failure to Provide Necessary Care and Services to Maintain the Highest Well-Being of Every Resident – citation #F309 date July 24, 2017
The state investigators determined that “the facility failed to verify fourteen of fifteen direct care staff hired by the staffing agency and used by the facility were thoroughly screened for a history of abuse, neglect, exploitation or any applicable criminal activity.”
The facility failed to ensure fourteen employees “were screened through the West Virginia Clearance for Access and Employment Screening system, a program initiated by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services National Background Check Initiative.”
After “consultation with the State Agency, a determination of Immediate Jeopardy was made based on the facility’s failure to thoroughly screen the backgrounds of three Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) and eleven Nurse Aides. This practice had the potential to affect all residents residing in the facility.”
The nursing home “failed to ensure neurological checks according to policies and procedures [were conducted] after unwitnessed falls were completed for [two residents]. This failed practice had the potential to affect an isolated number of residents.”
In one case, a resident “had nine falls in [sixteen days]. Eight of these falls were unwitnessed according to the Risk Management System Reports. The neurological assessments were not complete” for numerous unwitnessed falls.
In one incident, the resident “was found on the floor of her room after the staff was alerted by her roommate. No injury was observed. Record reviews revealed that the neurological assessments were not initiated until” 7.5 hours later.
Two days later, the same resident had another fall and “was found sitting on the floor of her room. No injuries were noted. Record review revealed neurological assessments were initiated. However, vital signs were not assessed” when the assessment occurred nearly two hours later.
A third incident occurred four days later at 4:45 PM when the resident “was found on the floor for her room. No injuries were noted. A record review revealed neurological assessments were initiated. However, vital signs were not assessed” the following day at 2:15 PM and 6:15 PM” and were not “continued for the thirty hours specified in the policy and procedure.
Mistreated at Dunbar Center Nursing Home? We Can Help
Were you the victim of mistreatment, neglect, or abuse while living at Dunbar 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 Kanawha County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Dunbar.
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.