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Shenandoah Center Nursing Home
Mistreatment, abuse, and neglect in nursing facilities are often the result of the nursing staff or other caregivers not providing the resident care according to established standards of quality. Their inappropriate behavior often leads to harm, injury, or wrongful death. In other incidents, the victim is assaulted by other residents.
If your loved one was harmed while living in a Jefferson County nursing facility, contact the West Virginia Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal intervention. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers handle your case to ensure you receive monetary compensation. We will use the law to hold those responsible for causing the harm legally accountable.Shenandoah Center Nursing Home
This nursing home is a Medicare and Medicaid-participating "for-profit" center providing cares and services to residents of Charles Town and Jefferson County, West Virginia. The 78-certified bed nursing facility is located at:
50 Mulberry Tree Street
Charles Town, West Virginia 25414
Shenandoah Center Nursing Home
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Shenandoah 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 $8,648 for substandard careFinancial Penalties and Violations
Federal investigators penalize nursing facilities with monetary fines and denied payment for Medicare when the nursing home was cited for serious violations of rules and regulations.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Shenandoah Center Nursing Home for $8,648 on October 11, 2018, citing substandard care. Additional information about this nursing home can be found on the West Virginia Bureau for Children and Families Adult Protective Services Website.
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Your family can visit Medicare.gov and the West Virginia Department of Public Health website to obtain a complete list of all violations, citations, and deficiencies identified by investigators and surveyors.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of two out of five stars, including three 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 October 11, 2018
The state investigators determined that “the facility failed to provide a cognitively impaired resident with adequate supervision to prevent a fall with injury.” This deficient practice affected one resident “reviewed for falls.” The resident “experienced actual harm due to an avoidable fall resulting in a fracture to the right femur, requiring surgical repair.”
A review of the resident’s medical records indicated that the resident had significant memory impairment and “needed the assistance of one person to steady balance and transfer.”
A review of the resident’s Plan of Care last revised on August 17, 2018, focused on a “fall document that [the resident] was at high risk for falls due to impaired mobility, cognitive impairment causing the lack of safety awareness, history of falls, and the need for assistance with balance during transfers.”
The resident’s Change of Condition Notes in the clinical record on October 9, 2018, revealed that the resident “sustained a fall on August 25, 2018, at 3:30 AM.” The resident “was found sitting on the floor to the right side of his bed. He stated he thought he was strong enough to get up on his own.”
The fall “resulted in a skin tear to his left elbow.” The resident “was reminded to use his call light for assistance.” A review of the resident’s Physical Therapy Discharge Summary documented that the resident “met the goals of transfer with contact guards and verbal cues to optimize the opportunity for functional independence.” However, under precautions, it is documented that the resident “had poor cognition was a fall risk.”
The document states that “now at supervision level for mobility tasks including ambulation with improved overall strength. However, [the resident] remained limited due to poor balance.”
Documentation shows that on September 4, 2018, at 3:30 PM, the resident “was found on the floor by the nurse’s station. He stated he was trying to go from his wheelchair to the rocking chair and bumped his head and had pain in his hip. He was sent to the hospital and had fractured his right hip.”
As a result, the resident “was now receiving hospice services and chose to remain in bed due to increased pain.”
Do you suspect that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment while living at Shenandoah 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 Jefferson County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Charles Town.
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Sources:Inspection Report - 10/11/2018