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Riverside Health and Rehabilitation Center
Do you suspect that your loved one is being mistreated while living in a Kanawha County nursing facility? Were you concerned that their facility-acquired bedsores or injuries from a fall could have been prevented had the staff followed the established protocols? If so, 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. We will use the law to hold those responsible for the harm legally and financially accountable.Riverside Health and Rehabilitation Center
This nursing home is a Medicare and Medicaid-participating "for-profit" center providing care and services to residents of Saint Albans and Kanawha County, West Virginia. The 102-certified bed nursing facility is located at:
6500 MacCorkle Avenue SW
Saint Albans, West Virginia 25177
Riverside Health and Rehabilitation Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Riverside Health and Rehabilitation Center 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, pain management, hospice, dementia and memory care, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.Financial Penalties and Violations
The federal government and the state of West Virginia routinely monitor every nursing facility to identify serious violations of established rules and regulations and levy monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare when problems are found. Typically, these violations result in penalties when investigators found severe problems that harmed or could have harmed a resident.
This nursing facility received nine complaints over the last three years that resulted in violation citations. Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the comprehensive West Virginia Department of Health and Human Services Adult Protective Services Website.
Call (800) 926-7565 Toll-Free for a No Obligation ConsultationSaint Albans 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 one out of five stars concerning health inspections, two out of five stars for staffing issues, and two 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 October 16, 2018
- 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 8, 2017
- Failure to Develop Programs That Investigate, Control and Keep Infections from Spreading- citation #F441 date March 8, 2017
The state investigators determined the nursing home "failed to ensure [five residents] were provided care and services necessary to avoid neglect. The facility failed to ensure adequate and timely medical care [was provided] to [one resident]." The facility "failed to ensure staff was aware of and trained on how to use a vagal stimulator for [a resident]."
The facility "failed to adequately assess and monitor the status of [another resident] who was experiencing a change in medical condition. The facility failed to provide treatment and services to [a fourth resident] who was experiencing hallucinations." The nursing home "failed to ensure that [a fifth resident] who had a pressure sore received turning and repositioning."
The nursing home "failed to ensure the resident environment, over which it had control, was free from accident hazards as possible. The supply closets located on the East Short Hallway were not locked and contained multiple chemicals that were hazards [if] they came into contact with the resident's eyes or skin, or [if] swallowed.
This deficient practice by the nursing staff had "the potential to affect four residents, who were independently mobile and cognitively impaired, which placed them at risk for opening the closet door and having access to potentially harmful chemicals."
The "facility failed to provide a safe, sanitary, and comfortable environment to help prevent the development and transmission of disease and infection. The facility failed to maintain a sanitary environment for [one resident]."
The surveyors observed "a large, dried, yellowish-brown urine-like substance underneath the resident's bed." The stain "extended out [from] one side of the bed and a little from the end of the resident's footboard." The resident "had a urinary catheter that hung on the side of the bed near the floor."
A housekeeper was cleaning the resident's room and said, "she [had] been asked to clean up the urine from the floor under the resident's bed. She said the Nurse Aide had asked her to clean up the urine because the resident's catheter bag had been leaking."
A Registered Nurse said that "she did not know about the stain under the resident's bed and did not know if the resident's catheter bag was leaking."
Do you believe that your loved one has suffered harm through mistreatment while living at Riverside Health and Rehabilitation 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 Kanawha County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Saint Albans.
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