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Parkersburg Center Nursing Home
Nursing home negligence takes on many forms, where the nursing staff can misbehave, or other patients assault the resident because of a lack of supervision. Many nursing homes throughout West Virginia are understaffed, or the administration hires inadequately trained Nurses and Nurse’s Aides. Other nursing facilities did not follow acceptable practices for providing the utmost care.
If your loved one was injured while living in a Wood County nursing facility, contact the West Virginia Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal intervention. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive monetary compensation for your damages.Parkersburg Center Nursing Home
This long-term care center is a "for-profit" 66-certified bed home providing cares to residents of Parkersburg and Wood County, West Virginia. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
1716 Gihon Road
Parkersburg, West Virginia 26101
Parkersburg Center Nursing Home
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Parkersburg Center Nursing Home offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-stay care, IV (intravenous) therapy, respite care, hospice, wound care, dementia and memory care, colostomy care, and restorative services involving physical, speech and occupational therapies.
Fined $116,050 for substandard careFinancial Penalties and Violations
It is the legal responsibility of West Virginia and the federal government investigators to hold nursing homes accountable if they have violated rules and regulations that harmed or could have harmed a resident. These penalties include monetary fines and the denial of payment for Medicare services.
Within the last three years, federal and state investigators imposed a monetary fine against Parkersburg Center Nursing Home for $116,050 on July 12, 2018, citing substandard care.
Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the West Virginia Bureau for Children and Families Adult Protective Services Website.
Call (800) 926-7565 Toll-Free for a No Obligation ConsultationParkersburg West Virginia Nursing Home Safety Concerns
The state of West Virginia and the federal government regularly updates its long-term care home database system with complete details of all deficiencies, citations, and 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, three out of five stars for staffing issues and two out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Ensure the Nursing Home Area Remained Free of Accident Hazards and Risks and Provides Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F323 date March 29, 2017
- Failure to Develop Programs That Investigate, Control and Keep Infections from Spreading – citation #F441 date March 29, 2017
- Failure to Develop and Implement Policies and Procedures That Prevent Abuse, Neglect, and Theft – citation #F607 date July 12, 2018
The state investigators determined “the facility failed to provide an environment free of accident hazards over which the facility had control. The 100 and 200 Hall Shower Rooms, which contained chemical substances, were unlocked. This practice had the potential to affect more than a limited number of residents.”
The nursing home “failed to maintain an infection control program to help prevent the development and transmission of disease and infection. The facility failed to ensure isolation precautions were implemented according to its Isolation Policies for [one resident] on contact isolation. This finding had the potential to affect more than a limited number of residents.”
The state investigators observed a resident’s room with an isolation cart outside. “There was no signage on the door providing guidance to see the nurse before entering” a room with a highly contagious resident. A Registered Nurse (RN) revealed that “all rooms that contain a resident on isolation precautions should have a red sign on the door directing anyone entering the room” to see the nurse first.
The surveyors reviewed the resident’s Clinical Record that revealed the resident “had a Physician’s orders for droplet precautions due to Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) of the sputum.”
A review of the facility’s policy titled: Patient Placement and Transmission-Based Precautions revised on March 13, 2017, “reviewed precautions will be initiated as indicated with a Stop Sign that states Please See the Nurse before Entering the Room on the Door.”
This investigation involved observations at the facility, staff interviews, medical record reviews, and a review of the facility’s policies developed and maintained to ensure resident safety.
The nursing home “failed to verify two direct care staff hired by the Staffing Agency and used by the facility were thoroughly screened for a history of abuse, neglect, exploitation or any applicable criminal activity that would identify the individual as unfit to work in a long-term care facility.”
Do you believe that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment, abuse, or neglect while living at Parkersburg Center Nursing Home? Contact the West Virginia nursing home abuse 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.
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