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Heritage Center Nursing Home
Lawyers for Abused & Injured at Heritage 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 Cabell 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.
Heritage Center Nursing Home
This nursing center is a "for-profit" Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility providing services and cares to residents of Huntington and Cabell County, West Virginia. The 160-certified bed long-term care nursing home is located at:
Huntington, West Virginia 25701
Heritage Center Nursing Home
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Heritage 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 $130,166 for substandard care
Financial Penalties and Violations
The state of West Virginia and the federal government have a legal responsibility of monitoring every nursing home. These agencies have the authority to impose monetary penalties or hold payment from Medicare if the nursing facility has violated rules and regulations. Typically, the more serious the violation, the higher the monetary fines, especially if neglect or abuse caused harm or could have caused harm to a resident.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Heritage Center Nursing Home for $130,166 on April 26, 2018, citing substandard care. The nursing home received seventeen 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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Huntington West Virginia Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Your family can visit Medicare.gov and the West Virginia Department of Public Health website to obtain a complete list of all violations, citations, and deficiencies identified by investigators and surveyors.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including one out of five stars concerning health inspections, three out of five stars for staffing issues and one out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Immediately Notify the Resident, the Resident’s Doctor or Family Members of a Change in the Resident’s Condition Including a Decline in Their Health or Injury – citation #F157 date June 15, 2017
The state investigators determined that “the facility failed to notify the responsible party when [one resident] reviewed experienced a fall on June 6, 2017.” The state investigators reviewed the Incident and Accident Records.
The documentation reported that the resident “was found on the floor next to her bed resulting in a skin tear to the upper left arm and a bruise on the top of her right foot. No other injuries were noted, and the report stated she was assisted back to her bed by [three staff members].”
The nursing staff performed neurological checks, and nonskid socks were placed on the resident’s feet. “The Physician was notified of the responsible party was notified.” The investigators interviewed the resident’s Legal Representative the following week who reported: “she received no call from the facility letting her know about the fall her mother had on June 6, 2017.”
The Director of Nursing had “contacted the wrong person regarding the fall sustained by [the resident].” The Director “verified she did not contact the Legal Representative regarding this fall.”
In a separate summary statement dated March 17, 2017, the nursing home “failed to immediately notify the Physician when [a resident’s] blood pressure was outside of the established parameters. This failed practice had the potential to affect [one resident] reviewed during Stage II of the Quality Indicated Surveyor.”
A review of the resident’s medical records indicated that the resident’s Physician’s orders indicated to recheck the resident’s blood pressure in “one hour and if systolic blood pressure is greater than 160 mmHg [the unit used to measure blood pressures), call the Physician.”
The resident’s Medication Administration Record indicated that the nursing staff at recheck the resident’s blood pressure at 169/61. However, there was no evidence in the medical records that “the resident’s Physician was notified.”
Ready to File a Nursing Home Neglect Claim Against Heritage Center Nursing Home? Let Us Help
Do you believe that your loved one was the victim of abuse or neglect while living at Heritage 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 Cabell County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Huntington.
Our legal team offers every client a free, initial case consultation. Additionally, we offer a 100% “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee. This promise means you do not owe us anything until we have secured a monetary compensation on your behalf.