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Fairmont Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
Lawyers for Abused & Injured at Fairmont Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
Are you concerned that your loved one living in a nursing facility might be the victim of mistreatment? Were they injured in a preventable fall or develop avoidable bedsores because the nursing home neglected to provide adequate supervision or nursing care? Did the facility's caregivers, visitors, or other patients physically, eventually, verbally, or sexually abuse your loved one?
The West Virginia Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys fight aggressively to maintain the rights of Marion County nursing home patients. Our team of abuse prevention lawyers uses the law to obtain financial compensation for victims who want to seek justice for their injuries. Contact us now so we can begin working on your case today.
Fairmont Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
This nursing home is a Medicare and Medicaid-participating "for-profit" center providing care and services to residents of Fairmont and Marion County, West Virginia. The 120-certified bed nursing facility is located at:
130 Kaufman Drive
Fairmont, West Virginia 26554
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Fairmont Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center offers other services. Additional focused attention includes short-term and long term care.
The facility also provides comprehensive rehab services, wound care, post-acute surfaces, respite care, palliative care, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.
Financial Penalties and Violations
Federal and state investigators can penalize any nursing home that has violated rules and regulations that resulted in harm or could have resulted in the harm of a resident. These penalties include imposing monetary fines and denying payment for Medicare services.
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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Fairmont West Virginia Nursing Home Safety Concerns
The state of West Virginia 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, 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 Provides Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents- citation #F323 date June 30, 2017
- Failure to Provide Safe and Appropriate Respiratory Care for a Resident When Needed- citation #F695 date January 31, 2019
- Failure to Ensure Nurses and Nurse's Aides Have the Appropriate Competencies to Care for Every Resident to Ensure Their Well-Being- citation #F726 date January 31, 2019
The state investigators determined the nursing home "failed to ensure the residents' environment remained as free of accident hazards as is possible. Electronic baseboard heaters in the main hallways had sharp corner edges where they were mangled."
The "main hallways on the North and South were utilized as main thoroughfares by residents." The deficient practice by the administration "had the potential to affect more than an isolated number of residents."
The "facility failed to ensure the necessary respiratory care and services [according to professional standards of practice], the resident's Care Plan and Physician's orders" were followed. A review of the resident's Nursing Note indicated "a change of condition note completed on January 26, 2019, at 11:03 AM."
The documentation shows that the resident had an oxygen saturation level, "recorded as 87.0%. The nurse recorded nursing observations, an evaluation, and recommendations [that] [are to decrease] oxygen saturation on 5.0 L of oxygen via nasal cannula."
On January 28, 2019, the resident's oxygen concentrator was observed by a Registered Nurse who found that "the resident's oxygen concentrator was set at 10.0 L instead of 5.0 L," as ordered by the Physician.
The resident stated that they have "a non-rebreather mask and, ‘you can't run it on anything less than 10.0 L of oxygen.'" The state surveyors reviewed information by the American Red Cross involving a non-rebreather mask. Their documentation indicates that the "victim inhales oxygen from the bag and [the] exhaled air escapes through flutter valves on the side of the mask. The common airflow rate for a non-rebreather mask is 10.0 to 15.0 L."
The nursing home "failed to ensure staff was competent to provide treatment and care for residents receiving [an] anti-coagulant medication. The facility failed to ensure [the appropriate] testing was obtained, according to the Physician's orders."
A Registered Nurse confirmed that International Normalized Ratio testing had not been performed on a resident on four separate occasions between December 21, 2018, and December 30, 2018.
Neglected at Fairmont Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center? Let Us Help You Today
Were you the victim of mistreatment, neglect, or abuse while living at Fairmont Healthcare and Rehabilitation 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 Marion County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Fairmont.
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.