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Valley Center Nursing Home
Many of the 1.5 million residents in nursing facilities in the U.S. are victims of mistreatment. In some cases, the nursing staff neglects these patients, or caregivers, visitors, employees, and other residents abuse, sexually assault or mistreat the patient.
If your loved one was injured while living in a Kanawha 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 your family is adequately financially compensated for your damages. Let us begin working on your case today.Valley Center Nursing Home
This long-term care facility is a 130-certified bed Medicare and Medicaid-participating center providing services to residents of South Charleston and Kanawha County, West Virginia. The "for-profit" home is located at:
1000 Lincoln Drive
South Charleston, West Virginia 25309
Valley Center Nursing Home
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Valley 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 investigators from the federal government and West Virginia penalize caregiving facilities identified with severe violations of nursing home rules and regulations by withholding payment for Medicare services or imposing monetary fines. The higher the penalty usually means the worse offense.
Additional information about this nursing home can be found on the West Virginia Bureau for Children and Families Adult Protective Services Website.
Call (800) 926-7565 Toll-Free for a No Obligation ConsultationSouth Charleston West Virginia Nursing Home Safety Concerns
The state of West Virginia and federal government nursing home regulatory agencies routinely update their care home database system. This list contains historical information of all citations and 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 four out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Ensure That Every Resident Is Free from the Use of Physical Restraints Unless Need for Medical Treatment – citation #F604 date December 14, 2017
The state investigators determined that “the facility failed to ensure they develop a plan for the reduction of physical restraint. The facility failed to ensure Physician’s orders. In addition, they failed to ensure instructions for the correct application of the restraint were available for the staff.”
The state investigators noted that the resident “had a pelvic belt in place.” The resident “said it was in place because she had fallen a lot. At 1:30 PM [that day],” and a Registered Nurse (RN) said that the resident “was one of the higher risk residents.”
A Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) “said the resident had sustained multiple falls, had very poor safety awareness and scoots to the end of her wheelchair. The LPN “said that was the reason for the pelvic belt.”
The survey team reviewed the resident’s medical records and Physical Therapy initial evaluation for the restraint. The physical therapist “said the resident did have a clip that helped to secure the restraint in the back. According to the physical therapist, the resident’s roommate was releasing the clip, so they decided to use a tie method on the restraint.”
The surveyors reviewed the Restraint Instructions with a Registered Nurse (RN). The documentation revealed, “the instructions available at the nurse’s desk include a clip that was not currently being used.” The RN “was not aware that the clip was no longer being used.”
There was not a plan “that worked toward eventual discontinuation of the pelvic belt. The last evaluation was completed on November 6, 2017 [on the day that] the pelvic belt was applied. The evaluation (restraint/reduction plan) stated the restraint would be released and applied every two hours or around-the-clock when the resident was using the wheelchair. No further re-education plan had been attempted.”
The medical team and Administrator had “no further information regarding a plan for a reduction in the restraint beyond the plan that was developed on November 6, 2017.” One employee stated that “they could start having the pelvic belt released during activities impossible dining.” This investigation involved observations, review of medical records, resident interviews, and staff interviews.
Do you suspect that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment while residing at Valley 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 Kanawha County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including South Charleston.
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