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Salem Center Nursing Home
Many families are overwhelmed when they make the ultimate decision to place a loved one in a nursing home to ensure the quality of their life is maximized. They believe that they will receive the best care in a compassionate, respected, and safe environment. Unfortunately, not all members of the nursing team will uphold their responsibility and provide care that meets the resident’s needs.
If your loved one was injured or died unexpectedly while living in a Harrison County nursing facility, contact the West Virginia Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal help. Our team of abuse prevention lawyers can work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive monetary compensation for your damages. Let us begin working on your case today.Salem Center Nursing Home
This long-term care home is a 112-certified bed center providing cares and services to residents of Salem and Harrison County, West Virginia. The "for-profit" Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
255 Sunbridge Drive
Salem, West Virginia 26426
Salem Center Nursing Home
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Salem 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
The state of West Virginia and the federal government are legally responsible for monitoring each nursing home and imposing monetary fines and denying payments through Medicare if serious violations have been identified. These penalties are typically imposed when the violation is severe and harmed or could have harmed a resident.
The nursing home received one complaint over the last thirty-six months 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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Our attorneys obtain and review data on every West Virginia long-term care home from various online publically available sources, including the Department of Public Health website and Medicare.gov.
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 three out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Protect Every Resident from All Forms of Abuse, Physical Punishment, and Being Separated from Others – citation #F223 date November 4, 2015
The state investigators determined that “the facility failed to ensure each resident has the right to be free from physical abuse. Two residents alleged physical abuse by the same resident. The facility did not thoroughly investigate or address the allegations to ensure the prevention of additional abuse to these residents or other residents.”
While there were two residents directly affected, “this practice had the potential to affect more than the isolated number of other residents.” The investigation involved a moderately, cognitively impaired resident.
A review of the Incident/Accident Reports noted that on July 18, 2015, at 4:40 PM, the resident “was heard yelling while sitting in her wheelchair in the hallway. The report indicated [a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) observed the resident with] his hand on the back of [the female resident’s] neck and was pushing her head forward.”
The Incident and Accident Report Event Section indicated that “this was a resident-to-resident altercation with alleged abuse. The report noted that the victim was [the female resident].
A separate incident was documented in the Incident and Accident Reports revealing that a resident “reported to a Nursing Assistant that she was in her wheelchair in the hallway when [the aggressive resident] walked by and struck her in the upper right arm. A concurrent review of the Incident and Accident Report for [the aggressive resident] revealed that the resident was ambulating on the Hilltop Hallway and hit [the assaulted resident] in the face.”
The report indicates that the resident “had hit her in the right arm [but the resident] could not give a history of the event.” The Event Section of the aggressive resident’s report indicated that “the incident was resident-to-resident altercation and [the aggressive resident] was the alleged abuser/aggressor.
However, the facility Social Worker stated that because the residents who had been assaulted “did not experience physical injury, nothing further was done related to the incidents.” The Social Worker stated, “this is how we look at them. When asked if the incidents constituted abuse, the Social Worker did not reply to the question.”
Was your loved one mistreated, abused, neglected or assaulted while residing at Salem 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 Harrison County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Salem.
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