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Ohio Valley Health Care
Attorneys for Injured & Neglected at Ohio Valley Health Care
Many families have limited options when providing care to a loved one who requires outside nursing assistance. Typically, the family will choose to place a loved one in a nursing home to ensure they receive the best care possible. Unfortunately, abuse and neglect are serious problems in nursing homes across the United States.
All nursing homes are required to have insurance to protect their interests when something goes wrong. You can rely on us to ensure you or your loved one is protected too!
If your loved one was victimized through neglect, mistreatment, or abuse while living in a Wood County nursing facility, contact the West Virginia Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal help. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers work on your family's behalf to ensure you receive financial compensation from recovering your damages. We will use the law to hold those responsible for your harm rightfully accountable.
Ohio Valley Health Care
This long-term care center is a "for-profit" 66-certified bed home providing care to residents of Parkersburg and Wood County, West Virginia. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
222 Nicolette Road
Parkersburg, West Virginia 26104
Ohio Valley Health Care
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Ohio Valley Health Care offers other services. Additional focused attention includes short-term and long term care.
The facility also provides comprehensive rehab services, wound care, pulmonary care, IV (intervenous) care, post-stroke care, enteral nutrition, pain management, hospice, oncology care, dementia and memory care, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.
Fined $13,000 for substandard care
Financial Penalties and Violations
The federal government has the legal authority to penalize any nursing facility that violates the established rules and regulations. These penalties include monetary fines and denial of payment for Medicare services. High monetary fines usually indicate extremely severe violations that harmed or could have harmed residents.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Ohio Valley Health Care for $13,000 on August 16, 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.
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Parkersburg 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 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 Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents - citation #F689 date February 6, 2018
- Failure to Develop a Complete Care Plan That Meets All the Resident's Needs with Timetables and Actions That Can Be Measured - citation #F279 date August 4, 2016
- Failure to Allow the Resident the Right to Participate in the Planning a Revision of the Resident's Care Plan - citation #F280 date August 4, 2016
The state investigators determined the nursing home "failed to provide an environment free of accident hazards, over which the facility had control. The medication cart was unlocked in the shower room, [which] contained hygiene products accessible to anyone. This practice had the potential to affect more than a limited number of residents."
A Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) revealed that "the medication cart should always be locked when not inside of the nurse's [station]." The cart contained products that needed to be kept out of the reach of children.
The "facility failed to develop individualized Care Plans for transfers for [two residents] during that Quality Indicator Survey." In one case, Care Plans for two residents at the facility "did not identify the type of lift and equipment needed to safely transfer each resident."
A review of the facility's Incident and Accident Report found that on May 21, 2016, one resident's "right knee hit the lift, causing a small skin tear." The "resident's Care Plan did not provide direct care staff with the type of total lift or type and size of a sling the resident needed."
The nursing home "failed to revise the Care Plans for [three residents] whose Care Plans were reviewed." In one case, a resident's Care Plan "did not identify the correct crux (under pad) to be used." In a second case, another resident's Care Plan "was not revised to accurately reflect how much assistance a resident needed while eating."
Was Your Loved One Injured at Ohio Valley Health Care? Our Lawyers Can Help
Has your loved one been being mistreated or neglected while living at Ohio Valley Health 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 Wood County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Parkersburg.
Talk to our legal team today about your case through an initial, free claim consultation. We provide all our clients a 100% "No Win/No-Fee" Guarantee, meaning if we cannot secure financial compensation on your behalf, you owe us nothing. All information you share with our law offices will remain confidential.