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Morgantown Health and Rehabilitation Center
Are you concerned that caregivers at the Monongalia County nursing facility have victimized your loved one through negligence and mistreatment? Do you suspect they have been physically, mentally, emotionally, or sexually assaulted by the nursing staff, visitors, or other patients?
Contact the West Virginia Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal intervention. Our team of abuse prevention lawyers will use the law to obtain financial compensation on your family's behalf.Morgantown Health and Rehabilitation Center
This long-term care center is a "for-profit" 100-certified bed home providing care to residents of Morgantown and Monongalia County, West Virginia. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
1379 Van Voorhis Rd
Morgantown, West Virginia 26505
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Morgantown Health and Rehabilitation Center offers other services. Additional focused attention includes short-term and long term care, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.
Fined $308,013 for substandard careFinancial Penalties and Violations
Both the state of West Virginia and federal agencies are legally obligated to monitor every nursing facility and impose monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare when investigators fines that the nursing home seriously violated established nursing home regulations and rules.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Morgantown Health and Rehabilitation Center for $308,013 on November 15, 2018, 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.
Call (800) 926-7565 Toll-Free for a No Obligation ConsultationMorgantown West Virginia Nursing Home Safety Concerns
The state of West Virginia and Medicare.com routinely update their comprehensive list of deficiencies online to reflect all 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, one 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 November 15, 2018
The state investigators determined the nursing home "failed to protect [two residents] from verbal and physical abuse from [the third resident]." The state investigators reviewed the alleged perpetrator's clinical record and MDS (Minimum Data Set) Assessment that revealed the resident "was having no hallucinations, no verbal or other behaviors and no rejection of care."
The perpetrator's updated Care Plan noted "socially inappropriate, yells and curses at staff and residents. Approaches [included] transfer to psych if ordered by the doctor, ask not to yell at staff or residents, notify the Physician of behaviors, and allow to voice concerns."
A document dated August 22, 2018, noted "verbally and physically abusive of the staff and residents, with approaches including educate not to threaten other residents, ask for assistance with residents who annoy me. There was no entry on the Care Plan regarding where [the resident] was to be seated in the dining room or the need for staff presence."
A review of the Incident/Accident Report, dated August 22, 2018, indicated that the perpetrator struck another resident on the arm in the dining room. The nursing staff separated the residents.
A Unit Manager documented that the injured resident "should be kept away from residents with a known history of physical or verbal abuse. The section did not identify specific interventions or residents that [the injured resident] should be kept from."
A Progress Note dated November 2, 2018, revealed that the unit manager had documented "she was called to the dining room and found [the abusive resident] with his back toward the resident he attempted to strike -- [the injured resident noted above]. No physical contact was made, but [the allegedly abusive resident] did use foul language and made threatening remarks toward [the victim]."
The investigators interviewed the perpetrator on November 12, 2018, who said that the victim "hit me in the face three times in the dining room. He told me to get away from his woman." The perpetrator stated that "the incident happened about a month ago and that [the victim] had been moved away from him in the dining room."
The state investigators observed both residents the following evening at dinner time in the dining room. "There were five rows of tables set up from left to right." The perpetrator "was seated in the dining room at the table on the first row, [to] the left [of] the room. There were residents present, but no staff in the dining room." The victim arrived a few minutes later and "was left at the table in the center of the dining room," with no staff present until four minutes later.
Do you believe that your loved one was the victim of abuse or neglect while living at Morgantown Health 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 Monongalia County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Morgantown.
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