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Hilltop Center Nursing Home
Entrusting the medical team at a nursing home to provide a loved one the highest level of care can never be easy. In some situations, Nurses and Nurse’s Aides will assure the family that they follow established standards of care when, in fact, that does not happen. Without warning, their loved one can be victimized through mistreatment, neglect, or abuse due to mismanagement, insufficient staffing, or poor hiring practices.
If your loved one was injured while living in a Fayette County nursing facility, contact the West Virginia Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal help. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers handle your case to ensure your family receives financial compensation to recover your damages. We can begin working on your case now.Hilltop Center Nursing Home
This long-term care facility is a 120-certified bed Medicare and Medicaid-participating center providing services to residents of Hilltop and Fayette County, West Virginia. The "for-profit" home is located at:
152 Saddleshop Road
Hilltop, West Virginia 25855
Hilltop Center Nursing Home
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Hilltop 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
The federal government, through nursing home regulatory agencies, can impose fines or deny payment for Medicare services for any nursing facility with severe violations of rules and regulations. Typically, hefty fines are levied against the nursing home when the most egregious violations have occurred that harmed or could harm a resident.
Additional documentation concerning penalties and fines can be reviewed on the West Virginia Bureau for Children and Families Adult Protective Services Website.
Call (800) 926-7565 Toll-Free for a No Obligation ConsultationHilltop West Virginia Nursing Home Safety Concerns
To be fully informed on the level of care nursing homes provide, families routinely research Medicare.gov and the West Virginia Department of Public Health website database systems for a complete list of deficiencies, violations, and citations.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of two out of five stars, including one out of five stars concerning health inspections, one out of five stars for staffing issues and five out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Provide Necessary Care and Services to Maintain the Highest Well-Being of Every Resident – citation #F309 date June 6, 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 6, 2016
The state investigators determined that “the facility failed to ensure each resident was provided the necessary care and services to attain or maintain the highest practicable physical well-being. The facility did not ensure Physician’s orders [were followed].”
Specifically, a laboratory test (PT/INR) “was not obtained as ordered, resulting in actual harm.” The resident’s test results were not read until 72 hours after the administration. The “facility failed to address the resident’s medical condition promptly and failed to assess the neurological status accurately and failed to complete the neurological assessment after the resident experienced an unwitnessed fall.”
This failure resulted in the resident being transported “to the right psychiatry office, therefore delaying the treatment.” The resident “received inadequate pain management by not assessing the effectiveness of ‘as needed’ pain medication.”
The nursing home “failed to ensure the resident who had a pressure ulcer on admission received the necessary treatment and services to promote healing, prevent infection, and prevent new sores from developing.”
The resident’s medical records indicated that the resident had been admitted to the facility with a “Stage II pressure ulcer on the sacrum, but no measurements for the wound were found.” Also, there was no evidence of implementation of treatment or preventative measures in the resident’s admissions order or medical record.
A review of the resident’s Admission MDS (Minimum Data Set) Assessment found it indicated “no pressure ulcers were present.” The facility Director of Nursing confirmed that the resident “was admitted to the facility with a Stage II pressure ulcer on the sacrum. She further verified, after reviewing the resident’s records, there were no orders for the care and treatment of [the sores].” The Director also confirmed that the resident’s medical records were inaccurate.
Were you the victim of mistreatment, neglect, or abuse while living at Hilltop 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 Hilltop.
Our legal team invites you to discuss your case with us today through an initial, free claim consultation. Also, we provide a 100% “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee, meaning you will not owe us anything until after we have secured a monetary recovery for your family. All information you share with our law offices will remain confidential.