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Mercer Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
There are significant problems involving mistreatment occurring in nursing facilities nationwide. Typically, a lack of quality care often results from untrained nursing staff, minimal supervision, or insufficient staffing members on each shift. In these incidents, the patient's needs are often ignored. This neglect can cause broken bones due to falling or the development of preventable pressure sores.
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If your loved one was injured while residing in a Mercer County nursing facility, contact the West Virginia Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal assistance. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers work on your family's behalf to ensure you receive monetary compensation for your damages. We can begin working on your case today.Mercer Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
This long-term care facility is a 103-certified bed "for-profit" home providing services and cares to residents of Bluefield and Mercer County, West Virginia. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating center is located at:
1275 Southview Drive
Bluefield, West Virginia 24701
Mercer Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Mercer Nursing and Rehabilitation Center offers other services. Additional focused attention includes short-term and long term care.
The facility also provides comprehensive rehab services, wound care monitoring, pulmonary care, IV (intervenous) care, preventative visits, discharge visits, annual physical examinations, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.Financial Penalties and Violations
Both the federal government and the state of West Virginia have the legal responsibility to levy monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare if a nursing home has violated established rules and regulations that harm or could have harmed residents.
This nursing facility received four 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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To ensure families are fully informed of the level of care every nursing home provides, the state of West Virginia and Medicare.com routinely update their long-term care home database systems with info on violations, citations, and deficiencies.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including two out of five stars concerning health inspections, one out of five stars for staffing issues, and two out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Report and Investigate Any Act or Reports of Abuse, Neglect or Mistreatment of Residents- citation #F225 date August 19, 2016
The state investigators determined the nursing home "failed to thoroughly investigate and report allegations of neglect/abuse to the appropriate State agencies immediately, [according to] State law. This [failure] had the potential to affect more than an isolated number of residents."
An "uncontested employee education counseling form was found lying beside a surveyor's computer in the conference room where surveyors were working. No personnel files were in the room, as there were times when no members of the survey team were present. How the document came to be in the conference room could not be determined."
The education and counseling form for one Nurse Aide indicated an area of improvement involving "poor resident care - residents are being left up in wheelchairs without being checked on. Residents are not being put to bed [timely]." The document stated that one resident had reported, "you were very hateful [and] rough putting her feet in bed this evening. Also, she stated that last week you took her call light from her."
The form indicated that the resident "does not want you to do her showers after your attitude last week. This is unacceptable work performance."
The form showed action to be taken to resolve the problem, including "the CNA needs to be aware that we are here to take care of the needs of the resident. This is the second employee counseling/education form from this nurse. Next is a written warning, followed by suspension, and then termination of the problem if not corrected."
The surveyors noted that "the facility's grievance/concern forms and reportable allegations of abuse/neglect for the period of June 2, 2016, to present, found no evidence that the facility reported the allegations related to the Nurse Aide to the required State agencies. Additionally, there is no evidence that the facility investigated the allegations regarding [the Nurse Aide]."
Do you suspect that your loved one suffered an injury or died prematurely while living at Mercer Nursing and Rehabilitation Center? 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.
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