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Putnam Center Nursing Home
Attorneys for Injured & Abused at Putnam Center Nursing Home
Are you concerned that caregivers at the Putnam 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.
Putnam Center Nursing Home
This long-term care center is a 120-certified bed "for-profit" home providing services to residents of Hurricane and Putnam County, West Virginia. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
300 Seville Road
Hurricane, West Virginia 25526
Putnam Center Nursing Home
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Putnam 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.
Financial Penalties and Violations
State investigators working on behalf of the federal government, Medicare, and Medicaid have the legal authority to impose monetary fines or deny payment for Medicare services to any nursing facility that has violated rules and regulations.
The nursing home received two complaints over the last three years that resulted in a violation citation. Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the West Virginia Bureau for Children and Families Adult Protective Services Website.
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Hurricane West Virginia Nursing Home Safety Concerns
To ensure families are fully informed of the level of care every nursing home provides, the state of West Virginia and Medicare.com routinely update their long-term care home database systems with info on violations, citations, and deficiencies.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of two out of five stars, including two out of five stars concerning health inspections, two out of five stars for staffing issues and four 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 May 24, 2018
The state investigators determined that “the facility failed to ensure a safe smoking environment for [one resident] reviewed for smoking.” The investigation involved a review of an agreement form signed by the resident indicated that “smoking is not permitted within 25 feet of the building.” The resident “must be able to smoke independently without assistance,” and privileges can be taken away if [the resident does not pass the assessment.”
The investigative team reviewed the resident’s Progress Note dated April 12, 2018. The resident was “noted to be outside in the courtyard, smoking with friends. The resident was educated regarding smoke-free facility rules and smoking after teeth extraction risks. The resident [acknowledged] understanding.”
A review of the resident’s records and Smoking Evaluation dated May 20, 2018, indicated that the resident “required supervision with smoking due to unsafe smoking habits.” At 10:30 AM and again at 2:15 PM on May 21, 2018, the resident was observed outside in front of the facility. The “resident was seated in his wheelchair and was smoking a cigarette.”
At that time, a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) “was observed to be present in the area while the resident was smoking on both occasions. The resident was seated in front of a handicapped parking spot at the edge of the facility parking lot.”
It was noted that “a smoking blanket and a cigarette butt receptacle were located on the lawn approximately 50 feet from where the resident was smoking. There was no fire extinguisher observed anywhere in the area.”
The Administrator indicated that there were four smokers at the facility. This resident “was independent [for smoking unsupervised before] Sunday (May 20, 2018) and that changed to supervised [smoking] due to unsafe smoking behavior such as falling asleep in his wheelchair while smoking.”
The “facility smoking areas were in the facility courtyard and front of the building by the handicapped parking spaces, although [the Administrator] indicated the formal smoking area was in the facility courtyard.”
The facility Director of Nursing indicated that that resident “was to be supervised when smoking as of May 20, 2018, [because] she had been informed that he was falling asleep while smoking by nursing staff.” The Director stated that “for a supervised smoker, the rules are they can smoke at 1:00 PM and 4:00 PM in the courtyard.” The resident “must have the smoking apron on now when he smokes.”
Neglected or Abused at Putnam Center Nursing Home? We Can Help
Do you suspect that your loved one suffered injury or died prematurely while living at Putnam 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 Putnam County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Hurricane.
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.