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Guardian Elder Care at Wheeling Nursing Center
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Guardian Elder Care at Wheeling Nursing Center
This Medicare and Medicaid-participating nursing center is a "for-profit" home providing services to residents of Wheeling and Ohio County, West Virginia. The 150-certified bed long-term care home is located at:
20 Homestead Avenue
Wheeling, West Virginia 26003
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Guardian Elder Care at Wheeling Nursing Center offers other services. Additional focused attention includes short-term and long term care, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.
Financial Penalties and Violations
The state and federal investigators have the legal authority to penalize any nursing home that has been cited for a severe violation that harmed or could have harmed in nursing home resident. Typically, these penalties include imposed monetary fines and denial of payment for Medicare services.
This nursing facility received three 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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Wheeling 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 one out of five stars, including one 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 Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents - citation #F689 date May 3, 2018
- Failure to Provide Sufficient Staff Members Every Day to Meet the Needs of Every Resident- citation #F725 date May 3, 2018
The state investigators determined the nursing home "failed to provide adequate supervision, [according to] the resident's Plan of Care, to prevent accidents. Specifically, [regarding] two residents reviewed for accidents, the facility failed to follow aspiration precautions when each was allowed to use a straw despite the Physician's orders."
One resident had orders from the Physician not to use a straw when consuming liquids. The state investigators observed a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) placing "a breakfast tray in front of [the resident]. The CNA set up the resident's meal, including opening the resident's milk carton. [The CNA] placed [it] in front of him and left. A straw was observed on the tray."
The surveyors observed the resident picking up the straw, removing the paper wrapping and placing it in the milk carton. The resident then "began to drink using the straw." Two CNAs "both passed by [during] the next few minutes but did not intervene. There was no nurse on the unit during this observation."
The investigators reviewed the resident's meal card that "did not identify that the resident was not to have straws." The CNA who had placed the meal tray in front of the resident stated that "she was not aware the resident was not supposed to have a straw. She said she did not think it was identified on the Kardex." The other CNA also said that "she did not know [that the resident] was not to have a straw."
The "facility failed to ensure an adequate number of nurses and certified nursing assistants were present on a regular basis to provide care and supervision to residents. This [failure] resulted in extended call light response times, delays in mail delivery, and assistance with eating."
The deficient practice also involved a "failure to follow Care Plans with regards to swallowing precautions and extended periods of time where no staff [members] were available on the unit. This failed practice had the potential to affect more than a limited number of residents."
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