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Montgomery General Elderly Care
For many family members, detecting abuse and neglect in a nursing facility can be challenging at best, especially if your loved one has symptoms that mask the typical effects of mistreatment. In many cases, friends and family will mistake the natural progression of the aging process or a debilitating disease when actual abuse or neglect is occurring.
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If you suspect that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment while living in a Fayette County nursing facility, contact the West Virginia Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal assistance. Our team of abuse prevention lawyers has handled cases just like yours, and we can help your family too. Call us now so we can begin working on your case today to ensure you receive financial compensation for your damages.Montgomery General Elderly Care
This nursing facility is a "for-profit" Medicare and Medicaid-participating home providing services to residents of Montgomery and Fayette County, West Virginia. The 60-certified bed long-term care center is located at:
501 Adams Street
Montgomery, West Virginia 25136
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Montgomery General Elderly Care offers other services. Additional focused attention includes short-term and long term care, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.Financial Penalties and Violations
West Virginia and the federal government have the legal obligation to monitor every nursing facility and impose monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare if the home has violated established nursing home regulations and rules. In severe cases, the nursing facility will receive multiple penalties if investigators find the violations are severe and harmed or could have harmed a resident.
Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the comprehensive West Virginia Department of Health and Human Services Adult Protective Services Website.
Call (800) 926-7565 Toll-Free for a No Obligation ConsultationMontgomery West Virginia Nursing Home Safety Concerns
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 one out of five stars concerning health inspections, two out of five stars for staffing issues, and three 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 March 21, 2018
- Failure to Develop Programs That Investigate, Control and Keep Infections from Spreading- citation #F441 date February 3, 2017
The state investigators determined the nursing home "failed to ensure the environment was free from accident hazards as possible. The bedside table was on the floor mats for [two residents]."
The state investigators conducted random observations of residents and saw "floor mats placed on both sides of [one resident's] bed. On the floor mat on the resident's left side, the overbed table was placed on the floor mat, parallel to the bed. The overbed table had a picture in glass on it."
Upon seeing the problem, the Administrator "provided a copy of the staff in-service to educate staff that overbed tables were not to be placed on floor mats."
The "facility failed to implement practices designed to prevent infection or cross-contamination in the bathroom shared by four residents." One observation revealed "a bedpan stored directly on the bathroom floor. This practice had the potential to affect more than a limited number of residents."
A Nurse Aide saw the bedpan and said, "it is supposed to be in a plastic bag. I will have to throw it away and get another one. The Nurse Aide disposed of the bedpan and went to get a new one."
The Director of Nursing stated that "Nurse Aides are always taught to place bedpans in plastic bags and never leave them directly on the floor." The Director agreed that "the bedpan lying directly on the floor was a breach in infection control principles and procedure." This investigation involved observations, interviews, and a review of medical records.
Do you believe that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment, abuse, or neglect while living at Montgomery General Elderly Care? Contact the West Virginia nursing home abuse prevention 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 Montgomery.
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