Morgantown Nursing Home Abuse Attorney

Overall Rating of 10 Nursing Homes
    Rating: 5 out of 5 (2) Much above average
    Rating: 4 out of 5 (2) Above average
    Rating: 3 out of 5 (1) Average
    Rating: 2 out of 5 (2) Below average
    Rating: 1 out of 5 (3) Much below average
August 2018

Morgantown Nursing Home Abuse AttorneyThe Morgantown nursing home abuse attorneys of Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC believe that everyone deserves both dignity and respect— especially when their health and wellbeing is entrusted to others. It is an unfortunate reality that patients are no longer the priority amid a flood of for profit nursing chains taking over the industry and when profits become more important than providing the quality of care that is reasonably expected, actions need to be taken to protect those who have been mistreated. We are providing you the information below so that you can be aware of how the nursing facilities in your area treat their patients and so that you can avoid those who don’t see your loved ones as a priority.

Medicare regularly collects information on every nursing facility in Morgantown, West Virginia based on data gathered through inspections, surveys and investigations. Recently, inspectors identified serious deficiencies and violations at many nursing facilities. Currently, the federal database reveals that five (50%) of the ten Morgantown nursing homes have provided their residents substandard care that led to injury. Did your loved one suffer harm through abuse, mistreatment, or neglect while living in a nursing facility in West Virginia? If so, let our team of dedicated lawyers protect your rights today. We urge you to contact the Morgantown nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center (800-926-7565) to schedule a free case evaluation. Let us explain your legal options for filing in resolving a claim for compensation.

Morgantown Senior Demographics

Morgantown is home to West Virginia University and the county seat of Monongalia County. The university attracts thousands of residents during the school year and the city has a permanent residency of almost 30,000 people. Roughly 8.1% of those residents are over the age of 65 and with more citizens approaching their age of retirement, it is important that they have access to programs and care which will help them continue to lead active and healthy lives.

Senior Monongalians offers numerous programs and services to residents within Morgantown and the surrounding area. These programs include lunches, nutrition and fitness classes, social events and activities, trips and transportation assistance. For more information about the services that are offered and how to become involved, you can visit http://www.seniormons.org/ or call (304) 296-9812.

Morgantown Nursing Homes

Our Morgantown nursing injury lawyers compiled the following information using the Medicare nursing home compare tool, and if you would like more specific information regarding any facility or would like to see how a home not listed compares, you can access more detailed ratings and reports by visiting https://www.medicare.gov/nursinghomecompare. It is our hope that this information will make it possible for you to make more educated decisions regarding where your loved one receives care and increases your awareness to the most common nursing concerns in your area.

Mapleshire Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
30 Mon General Drive
Morgantown, WV 26505
(304) 285-2720

Ownership— For profit partnership

Participates in Medicare/Medicaid: Yes

Overall Rating— 4 stars out of 5

4 stars rating

Primary concerns: This facility has an above average overall rating, but only received two stars for its quality measures. This score is determined by the manner in which a facility addresses the personal needs and concerns of residents and a low score is an indicator that not all patients receive the individualized quality care they deserve.

Golden Livingcenter- Morgantown
1379 Van Voorhis Road
Morgantown, WV 26505
(304) 599-9480

Ownership— For profit corporation

Participates in Medicare/Medicaid: Yes

Overall Rating— 1 star out of 5

1 star rating

Primary concerns: Golden Livingcenter is a regional nursing chain that has received horrible ratings in numerous locations. This location is no different, with one star ratings for its health and safety record and staff quality. It also received a mere two stars for its quality measures.

The Madison
161 Bakers Ridge Road
Morgantown, WV 26508
(304) 285-0692

Ownership— For profit corporation

Participates in Medicare/Medicaid: Yes

Overall Rating— 4 stars out of 5

4 stars rating

Primary concerns: A poor staff quality and quality measures rating suggest that the quality of care offered by this facility is due to deteriorate rather than improve. Understaffing is at the root of many nursing care concerns and this staff only received a two star rating.

Fairmont Health and Rehabilitation Center
130 Kaufman Drive
Fairmont, WV 26554
(304) 363-5633

Ownership— For profit corporation

Participates in Medicare/Medicaid: Yes

Overall Rating— 1 star out of 5

1 star rating

Primary concerns: A mediocre staff, horrible health inspection history and lack of quality measures all raise red flags at this facility. If you are looking for reliable care, you may wish to look elsewhere.

Tygart Center at Fairmont Campus
1539 Country Club Road
Fairmont, WV 26554
(304) 366-9100

Ownership— For profit corporation

Participates in Medicare/Medicaid: Yes

Overall Rating— 3 stars out of 5

3 stars rating

Primary concerns: While this facility rates average in all other areas, its staff quality is poor, meaning that there are no assurances that the staff will have the resources or training to ensure that your loved one receives quality care.

Pierpont Center at Fairmont Campus
1543 Country Club Road
Fairmont, WV 26554
(304) 363-2273

Ownership— For profit corporation

Participates in Medicare/Medicaid: Yes

Overall Rating— 1 star out of 5

1 star rating

Primary concerns: The one star health inspection rating for this facility sends the largest red flag. In fact, its health inspection history is so poor that it seems to be the most weighted factor in its one star rating over all (its staff quality and quality measures both received three stars).

Injuries Suffered Due to Negligent Nursing Care

Our Morgantown nursing injury lawyers believe that nursing facilities that fail to prioritize the needs and safety of their patients need to be sent a clear message that their actions will not be tolerated. There are numerous ways that patients can be harmed when facilities are understaffed, staff members neglect their needs or proper supervision is not provided. These injuries can include the following.

  • The development of bedsores or worsening of existing sores. When considering how easy it is to prevent and treat bedsores, there should be no excuse for the progression of sores into stage three or four.
  • Broken bones suffered in trips or falls. Whether the fall was due to a lack of supervision, an object in the patient’s path or the dropping of a patient during a move, the nursing home can be held liable.
  • Development or spread of infection. Whether due to poor hygiene or the spread of bacteria throughout the resident population, an infection can be devastating and life threatening. Nursing homes must take proper disease prevention initiatives.
  • Emotional anguish due to neglect or abuse. Whether staff members actively assaulted a patient physically, sexually or verbally, or the patient suffered due to extreme neglect, the emotional toll is real and must be considered when evaluating abuse cases.

Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC is an award winning law firm that has helped clients across the nation receive the justice they sought after negligent nursing homes caused harm to their loved ones. If you would like to learn more about how our Morgantown nursing home abuse attorneys can help you, contact us today to arrange a free consultation so that we can gather the information we need to evaluate your case. If we are unable to help secure compensation on your behalf, our services won’t cost you a thing.

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