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Sistersville Center Nursing Home
Mistreating senior citizens living in nursing homes is an unacceptable, reprehensible, and disgraceful action done by the hands of caregivers, visitors, and other patients. Many families relocate their loved one into the nursing home, believing that they will receive the highest level of care in a safe environment. Unfortunately, neglect and abuse are an all too common occurrence that leaves victims harmed, injured, or dead.
If your loved one was injured while living in a Tyler County nursing facility, 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 are financially compensated for your monetary damages.Sistersville Center Nursing Home
This Nursing Facility Is A "For-Profit" Medicare And Medicaid-Participating Home Providing Services To Residents Of Sistersville And Tyler County, West Virginia. The 68-Certified Bed Long-Term Care Center Is Located At:
201 Wood Street
Sistersville, West Virginia 26175
Sistersville Center Nursing Home
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Sistersville 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
West Virginia and the federal government have the legal obligation to monitor every nursing facility and impose monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare if the home has violated established nursing home regulations and rules. In severe cases, the nursing facility will receive multiple penalties if investigators find the violations are severe and harmed or could have harmed a resident.
Additional documentation concerning penalties and fines can be reviewed on the West Virginia Bureau for Children and Families Adult Protective Services Website.
Call (800) 926-7565 Toll-Free for a No Obligation ConsultationSistersville West Virginia Nursing Home Safety Concerns
To be fully informed on the level of care nursing homes provide, families routinely research Medicare.gov and the West Virginia Department of Public Health website database systems for a complete list of deficiencies, violations, and citations.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of two out of five stars, including two out of five stars concerning health inspections, three 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 August 30, 2016
The state investigators determined that “the facility failed to ensure two residents reviewed for abuse were free from physical, emotional, mental, or sexual abuse.” One resident “expressed fear of [another resident] who had grabbed her and kissed her on the cheek.”
The aggressive resident “allegedly struck [another resident] in the face with his fist and on another occasion, struck the resident multiple times with a metal object.” One resident “expressed fear of [the aggressive resident]. She said the mean man was dangerous and they (the facility) knew it.” The resident “said the facility should have done something sooner [and added] that he struck [another resident] several times with a metal object.”
The Director of Nursing identified the fearful resident was referring to [the aggressive resident]. The Director of Nursing stated that the aggressive resident thought that the female resident “was his daughter and would pet down her back and kiss her on the head. The Director said she did not know it was actually sexual behavior because the [sexually aggressive resident] had dementia.
In a second interview with the fearful female resident, surveyors asked again to describe the incident between yourself and [the sexually aggressive resident].” She said, “she was in the hallway and [the aggressive resident] grabbed her and kissed her on the cheek. She repeated that she did not know why [the aggressive resident] kissed her, but it scared her, and she told the nurse.” Apparently, the nurse “told her to stay away from him.”
The female resident stated that “she felt fearful and voiced she would not have been able to get away from [the aggressive resident] if he approached her and stated, ‘He was crazy.’” The female resident stated that “she has always been afraid of [the sexually aggressive resident], and again voiced he hit [another resident] with a metal object.”
The Administrator acknowledged “no evidence was present to indicate the facility actively sought a resolution to [the female resident’s] concern and that telling [the female resident] to stay away from the [sexually aggressive resident] was not an adequate intervention as she requires the use of a wheelchair and the [aggressive resident] was ambulatory.”
Do you suspect that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment while living at Sistersville 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 Tyler County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Sistersville.
Our legal team invites you to discuss your case with us today through an initial, free claim consultation. Also, we provide a 100% “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee, meaning you will not owe us anything until after we have secured a monetary recovery for your family. All information you share with our law offices will remain confidential.