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Holbrook Nursing Home
Lawyers for Mistreated & Injured at Holbrook Nursing Home
Nursing home negligence takes on many forms, where the nursing staff can misbehave, or other patients assault the resident because of a lack of supervision. Many nursing homes throughout West Virginia are understaffed, or the administration hires inadequately trained Nurses and Nurse' aides. Other nursing facilities did not follow acceptable practices for providing the utmost care.
If your loved one was injured while living in an Upshur 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 for your damages.
Holbrook Nursing Home
This nursing facility is a "for-profit" Medicare and Medicaid-participating home providing services to residents of Buckhannon and Upshur County, West Virginia. The 120-certified bed long-term care center is located at:
183 Holbrook Road
Buckhannon, West Virginia 26201
Holbrook Nursing Home
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Holbrook Nursing Home offers other services. Additional focused attention includes short-term and long term care.
The facility also provides comprehensive rehab services, wound care, pulmonary care, IV (intervenous) care, joint replacement care, return home options, pain management, amputee care, oncology care, multiple sclerosis care, traumatic brain injury care, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.
Fined $104,120 for substandard care
Financial Penalties and Violations
West Virginia and federal agencies have the legal responsibility of monitoring every nursing home and imposing monetary fines are denying reimbursement payments through Medicare if investigators identify serious violations and deficiencies. These penalties are typically imposed when the violation is severe and harmed or could have harmed a resident.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Holbrook Nursing Home for $104,120 on November 10, 2016, citing substandard care. 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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Buckhannon 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 two out of five stars concerning health inspections, two out of five stars for staffing issues and one 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 January 25, 2019
- In a separate summary statement of deficiencies, dated November 10, 2016, the "facility failed to ensure the resident environment, over which it had control, was free of accident hazards as [is] possible." The nursing home "failed to provide supervision to [a resident] with toileting."
The state investigators determined the nursing home "failed to ensure the resident environment, over which the facility has control, [is] free from accident hazards as [is] possible." The resident was observed with "several medications left unattended in his room."
Additionally, the resident's medical records found that "the staff also left medication in the resident's room. This [failure] was a random opportunity of discovery." The state investigators asked a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) to come into the room and asked about the cup of medicine. The LPN stated, "I did that, I should [not have left] them there. I thought he was going to take them."
The resident "fell in the bathroom while attempting to toilet herself. These findings resulted in the determination of the Immediate Jeopardy, due to the potential for harm to residents."
The investigators reviewed the Incident and Accident Reports [which] indicated that the resident "had a fall in the Resident Restroom located in the hallway between the 300 and 400 Hallways." The staff was alerted to go into the restroom after hearing "a loud banging noise on the restroom door."
The nursing staff found the resident on the floor of the Resident Restroom "on her right side. She was complaining of severe hip pain, had a large abrasion on her left lower back, and was unable to roll to her back."
The report indicated that the resident "was incontinent of bowel and appeared to have slipped in the feces on the floor in front of the toilet. Her chair alarm was not sounding and was in the off position."
An x-ray revealed that the resident "had an acute left hip fracture, which requires surgical repair."
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Has your loved one been being mistreated or neglected while living at Holbrook Nursing Home? Contact the West Virginia nursing home abuse prevention lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Upshur County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Buckhannon.
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