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Hidden Valley Center Nursing Home
Some statistics show that more than one million Americans currently live in nursing homes. Many of these patients are our mothers, fathers, grandparents, siblings, children, and friends. Families often relocate their loved one into a nursing home, believing that they will receive the best care and improve the quality of life in a safe environment.
Unfortunately, mistreatment still occurs in many nursing homes, including those in Fayette County. If your loved one was injured or died prematurely while residing in a nursing home, 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 for your damages.Hidden Valley Center Nursing Home
This nursing home is a Medicare and Medicaid-participating "for-profit" center providing cares and services to residents of Oak Hill and Fayette County, West Virginia. The 80-certified bed nursing facility is located at:
422 23Rd Street
Oak Hill, West Virginia 25901
Hidden Valley Center Nursing Home
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Hidden Valley 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.Financial Penalties and Violations
State and federal investigators have the legal authority to penalize any nursing home cited for serious violations of regulations and rules. These penalties include levying monetary fines and denying payment of Medicare services. Typically, these violations result in penalties when investigators found severe problems that harmed or could have harmed a resident.
The nursing home received three complaints over the last three years that resulted in a violation citation. Additional documentation about fines and penalties can be found on the West Virginia Bureau for Children and Families Adult Protective Services Website.
Call (800) 926-7565 Toll-Free for a No Obligation ConsultationOak Hill 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 two out of five stars, including two out of five stars concerning health inspections, two out of five stars for staffing issues and four out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Protect Every Resident from All Forms of Abuse Including Physical and Sexual Assault, Physical Punishment, and Neglect by Anybody – citation #F600 date March 12, 2019
The state investigators determined that “the facility failed to ensure residents receive care and treatment in a manner that is free from neglect, including monitoring, assessing, and receiving adequate and timely care and treatment.”
The state surveyors investigated a complaint from the Resident’s Counsel “concerning ice not being passed out on the night shift. This practice had the potential to affect more than a limited number.”
The investigation involved a resident in the facility’s Dementia Unit with severe impairment. The resident “needs extensive assistance with activities of daily living.”
The survey team reviewed the resident’s Change in Condition Note dated January 21, 2019, that revealed the resident “presents with increased confusion and garbled words.” The resident’s change involved dysuria [difficult or painful urination) and increased confusion.
A urinalysis (USA) was obtained and revealed the resident “had a urinary tract infection.” The nursing home treated the resident’s urinary tract infection with a broad-spectrum antibiotic. By February 4, 2019, a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) documented a change in condition noting “abnormal vital signs and altered mental status.”
In addition to low blood pressure and a 76-pulse rate, the resident had “decreased level of consciousness (sleepy, lethargic).” The resident was transported to the hospital at the request of the family. Once at the hospital, the resident was admitted with pneumonia, dehydration, profuse diarrhea that was positive for [dangerous toxins].”
On March 11, 2019, the Center Executive Director revealed “a report for abuse and neglect filed on February 13, 2019, for [the resident’s] situation occurring on February 4, 2018.” The report indicated that the resident’s medical power of attorney had revealed that “her sister had been concerned with her mother’s health and felt the staff were not checking on her enough. On one occasion, her mother had to be transported to the hospital.”
The Center Executive Director indicated that both of the resident’s daughters are nurses and that the “initial report alleged the staff was not checking on the resident enough.” The nurse involved in the investigation “was suspended until the completion of the investigation, and the allegations were not substantiated, so the nurse returned to work.”
Do you believe that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment, abuse, or neglect while living at Hidden Valley 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 Fayette County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Oak Hill.
Our law firm provides every potential client an initial free case consultation. Also, we offer a 100% “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee, meaning you do not owe us any money until we have received a monetary recovery on your behalf.