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Princeton Health Care Center
Lawyers for Injured & Neglected at Princeton Health Care Center
Some statistics show that more than one million Americans currently live in nursing homes. Many of these patients are our mothers, fathers, grandparents, siblings, children, and friends. Families often relocate their loved ones into a nursing home believing that they will receive the best care and improve the quality of life in a safe environment.
Unfortunately, mistreatment still occurs in many nursing homes, including those in Mercer County. If your loved one was injured or died prematurely while residing in a nursing home, 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.
Princeton Health Care Center
This long-term care facility is a 120-certified bed "non-profit" home providing services and cares to residents of Princeton and Mercer County, West Virginia. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating center is located at:
315 Courthouse Rd.
Princeton, West Virginia 24740
Princeton Health Care Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Princeton Health Care Center offers other services. Additional focused attention includes short-term and long term care.
The facility also provides comprehensive rehab services, wound care, physician services, IV (intravenous) therapy, pain management, respiratory care, hospice, nutritional consultants, social services, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.
Fined $29,364 for substandard care
Financial Penalties and Violations
The investigators and surveyors for Medicare and the state of West Virginia have the legal authority to impose monetary fines are denied payment for Medicare services any time a nursing home is cited for serious violations of regulations and rules.
Medicare has cited this facility for abuse. Medicare says that "every nursing home resident deserves to retain their basic human dignity and be treated with respect at all times. Abuse and neglect are never acceptable." Nursing homes "cited for abuse are required to take steps to protect their residents."
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Princeton Health Care Center for $29,364 on November 12, 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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Princeton West Virginia Nursing Home Safety Concerns
The state of West Virginia and federal government nursing home regulatory agencies routinely update their care home database system. This list contains historical information of all 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, four out of five stars for staffing issues, and one 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 12, 2018
The state investigators determined the nursing home "failed to ensure all residents were free from verbal and physical abuse from other residents." Three residents "have been identified as a resident who had, on several occasions, demonstrated verbally and physically abusive behaviors toward other residents residing in the wing of the facility. These incidents have been ongoing at least since August 2018."
The investigators determined that "the facility has not demonstrated that they provided enough protection to prevent resident-to-resident abuse and protected the other residents currently residing on the wing of the facility."
The South Wing Unit residents have voiced fear. One resident said that "he is too fearful [of sitting] in the hallway." A third resident was fearful of an aggressive resident and "was afraid he was going to sexually assault her."
The facility "failed to address the [fears] and failed to make this resident feel safe residing in the facility. The facility has put into place interventions to redirect and medication changes, but the resident's behavior of physical and verbal abuse continue indicating that the interventions have not been successful in changing the [patient's] behavior or protecting the other residents residing in the South Wing."
The investigators determined that this failure has placed "all residents currently residing on the [South] Wing of the facility at immediate risk for serious harm." The investigators determined an Immediate Jeopardy situation had started on November 7, 2018, at 2:56 PM."
In one incident, the deficient practice remained for a patient "because the facility failed to address an allegation of possible alleged abuse from another resident." For another patient, the facility "failed to ensure this wandering resident was supervised to prevent resident-to-resident abuse from other residents, directed toward this resident."
Mistreated at Princeton Health Care Center? We Can Help
Do you believe that your loved one has suffered harm through mistreatment while living at Princeton Health Care 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 Mercer County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Princeton.
We do not charge for case evaluations and consultations. Also, we provide a 100% "No Win/No-Fee" Guarantee. This promise means we will postpone all of your payments for legal services until after we have secured a financial recovery on your behalf. All information you share with our law offices will remain confidential.