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Maples Nursing Home
Attorneys for Neglected & Abused at Maples 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 Mercer 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 from recovering your damages.
Maples Nursing Home
This nursing home is a Medicare and Medicaid-participating "for-profit" center providing care and services to residents of Bluefield and Mercer County, West Virginia. The 60-certified bed nursing facility is located at:
1600 Bland Street
Bluefield, West Virginia 24701
Maples Nursing Home
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Maples Nursing Home offers other services. Additional focused attention includes short-term and long term care, social services, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.
Fined $81,262 for substandard care
Financial Penalties and Violations
Federal agencies and the State of West Virginia have a legal responsibility to monitor every nursing facility. If serious violations are identified, the government can impose monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare if the resident was harmed or could have been harmed by the deficiency.
Medicare has cited this facility for abuse. Medicare says that "every nursing home resident deserves to retain their basic human dignity and be treated with respect at all times. Abuse and neglect are never acceptable." Nursing homes "cited for abuse are required to take steps to protect their residents."
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Maples Nursing Home for $81,262 on February 09, 2017, citing substandard care. This nursing facility received five 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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Bluefield West Virginia Nursing Home Safety Concerns
The federal government and West Virginia Department of Public Health website update comprehensive information containing historical details of all 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 Protect Every Resident from All Forms of Abuse Including Physical and Sexual Assault, Physical Punishment, and Neglect by Anybody- citation #F600 date April 11, 2019
- Failure to Ensure Enough Nurses Were Working to Care for Every Resident to Ensure in Their Well-Being Is Maximized- citation #F353 date February 9, 2017
The "facility failed to ensure [a resident] was free from neglect." Specifically, one resident went nine days out of sixteen days without a shower. This failed practice had the potential to affect a limited number of residents."
Another resident stated he filed a complaint after a Nurse Aide talked "to him abrasively. He stated he asked the Social Worker to please report her to the State. The resident said the Social Worker told him it would just be her word against his and would not do any good."
A Grievance and Concern Form completed by the Social Worker on October 25, 2018, reported: "not getting help to go to bed as he wanted because the Nurse Aide could not get anyone to help her."
The grievance form indicated that the Nurse Aide "came into his room three times and turned off his call light," beginning at 3:30 PM. The nurse stated, "it will be a little while, and then fifteen minutes later at 3:45 PM, she said, ‘what did I tell you? We will get to you when we can.'"
The resident stated that the pressure ulcers on his buttocks felt sore. By 4:00 PM, the Nurse Aide "came into his room again and turned off his call light and stated, ‘I told you I had to get help and the other Nurse Aide had to take the smokers out and she cannot make it happen any faster.'"
The state investigators determined that the nursing home "failed to ensure qualified nursing staff provided day-to-day care to meet the resident's needs in an environment that promoted each resident's physical, mental, and psychosocial well-being to enhance the quality of their life."
Specifically, one resident "was not administered a breathing medication, as ordered by the Physician." The nursing home "failed to ensure the care of a hospice resident [correlated with] his hospice provider and failed on multiple occasions when neurological checks were indicated to [be] completed, as directed by the facility standing orders."
For two other residents, "the facility failed to complete neurological checks, as directed by the facility standing orders." For a fourth resident, the facility "failed to follow a Physician ordered fluid restriction."
Abused at Maples Nursing Home? Let Us Help
Were you the victim of mistreatment, neglect, or abuse while living at Maples 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 Mercer County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Bluefield.
Our legal team never charges potential clients to discuss your case through an initial claim consultation. Also, we offer a 100% "No Win/No-Fee" Guarantee, meaning you will not owe us any money unless we have received a monetary recovery on your behalf.