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Good Samaritan Society of Barbour County Nursing Center
Is it your duty to protect your loved one from mistreatment while they live in a Barbour County nursing facility? Are you concerned that they are being mistreated, neglected, or abused by caregivers, employees, visitors, or other patients? If so, 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 that your loved one receives the dignity and respect they deserve. We will use the law to hold those responsible legally and financially accountable. Let us begin working on your case today to ensure you receive monetary compensation for your damages.Good Samaritan Society of Barbour County Nursing Center
This nursing center is a "non-profit" Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility providing services and cares to residents of Belington and Barbour County, West Virginia. The 57-certified bed long-term care nursing home is located at:
216 Samaritan Circle
Belington, West Virginia 26250
Good Samaritan Society of Barbour County Nursing Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Good Samaritan Society of Barbour County Nursing Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long term care.
The facility also provides comprehensive rehab services, wound care, assisted and independent living options, medically-complex care, respiratory care, bariatric 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
Federal and state investigators have a legal obligation to penalize any nursing home that violated a rule or regulation that harmed or could have harmed a resident. These penalties typically include imposed monetary fines or denial of payment for Medicare services. Usually, the higher the violation, the higher the fine.
Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the State of West Virginia Adult Protective Services Website.
Call (800) 926-7565 Toll-Free for a No Obligation ConsultationBelington West Virginia Nursing Home Safety Concerns
The state of West Virginia and the federal government regularly updates its long-term care home database system with complete details of all deficiencies, citations, and violations.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of two out of five stars, including two out of five stars concerning health inspections, two out of five stars for staffing issues and two 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 June 9, 2016
- Failure to Provide Residents Proper Treatment to Prevent the Development of New Bedsores or Allow Existing Pressure Wound to Heal – citation #F314 date June 9, 2016
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to identify an allegation of physical abuse involving [one resident].” The resident “reported [a Nurse Aide] did not stop giving her a shower or adjust the water temperature when she complained of the shower water being too cold.”
The state investigators reviewed the cognitively intact resident’s medical records and indicated that the patient “did have the capacity to make health care decisions.” The report indicates that just before noon on June 7, 2016, the resident “was heard in a loud, angry voice telling [a Restorative Nurse Aide], ‘they gave me a cold shower. I kept telling [the Nurse Aide] the water was cold, but she did not stop.”
The resident stated that she asked the Nurse Aide “to feel the water, and when she did, [the Nurse Aide] agreed the water was cold.” The investigators interviewed the Nurse Aide who stated that the resident “did allege she was given a cold shower [and] stated this was a form of neglect and she would need to report it to her supervisor.”
The nursing home “failed to ensure residents admitted without pressure ulcers and identified to be at risk for the development of pressure ulcers, receive necessary preventative treatment and services to prevent the development of a pressure ulcer.”
The investigation involved two residents. For one resident, a review of their medical records found that “she was admitted to the facility for therapy following a right femur fracture and repair.” The documentation shows that the resident was assessed “to be at risk for the development of pressure ulcers and had no pressure ulcers at the time of the admission.”
A body audit performed on the resident a couple of weeks after admission to the facility indicated that “she developed a right heel fluid-filled blister, Stage II, measuring 3.7 cm in length and 3.7 cm in width.”
Were you the victim of mistreatment while living at Good Samaritan Society of Barbour County Nursing 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 Barbour County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Belington.
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