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Weirton Geriatric Center
Do you suspect that your loved one is being mistreated while living in a Hancock County nursing facility? Are you concerned that their injuries are the result of negligence by the nursing staff, physical assault by other patients, or physical, verbal, or sexual abuse by others?
If so, contact the West Virginia Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal intervention. Our team of abuse prevention lawyers can work on your family's behalf to ensure you receive financial compensation from recovering your damages.Weirton Geriatric Center
This facility is a 137-certified bed "for-profit" long-term care home providing services and cares to residents of Weirton and Hancock County, West Virginia. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating center is located at:
2525 Pennsylvania Avenue
Weirton, West Virginia 26062
Weirton Geriatric Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Weirton Geriatric Center offers other services. Additional focused attention includes short-term and long term care. The facility also offers comprehensive rehab services, wound care, nutritional monitoring, IV (intervenous) care, pain management, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.Financial Penalties and Violations
Federal investigators penalize nursing facilities with monetary fines and denied payment for Medicare when the nursing home had been cited for serious violations of rules and regulations.
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 ConsultationWeirton West Virginia Nursing Home Safety Concerns
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, three out of five stars for staffing issues, and one out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Respond Appropriately to All Alleged Violations- citation #F610 date June 26, 2019
- Failure to Report and Investigate Any Act or Reports of Abuse, Neglect or Mistreatment of Residents- citation #F225 date March 10, 2017
- Failure to Ensure the Nursing Home Area Remained Free of Accident Hazards and Risks and Provides Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents- citation #F323 date May 3, 2017
The nursing home "failed to report an allegation of verbal abuse." A resident said that "she had missing property. The surveyor asked the staff for any information regarding their actions to locate the missing items. The staff presented the surveyor with a Concern Report, dated January 23, 2019, which in the problems section stated the resident had reported that staff had yelled at her [and had] been verbally abusive."
The surveyors indicated that "the abuse of the staff yelling at her had not been investigated," and instead, in the response section, the report addressed only the missing item. A Social Worker stated that "there was no further evidence to show the staff completed a thorough investigation of the alleged verbal abuse."
The state investigators determined the nursing home "failed to thoroughly investigate incidents that occurred with two residents." A resident's form statement indicated that an incident happened in the morning "when they were changing my shirt. The form indicated there was ecchymosis (a discoloration of the skin resulting from bleeding underneath, typically caused by bruising) [in an] area noted to the left [hand] and extending up the left forearm, while up in a motorized wheelchair."
The bruise measured 14.0 cm x 38.0 cm. The "resident denied pain." The second page of the form was left blank.
Nurse's Notes revealed that "the resident was up in a motorized wheelchair with a large ecchymotic area to his left hand and left forearm." The document indicates that the resident had said: "the bruise occurred when his shirt was being changed on the morning of February 14, 2017." The staff "notified the Physician and the resident's medical power of attorney."
A Registered Nurse (RN) reported that she was told: "it happened while dressing that morning, but the resident had been up in his chair, and she was not sure what happened." The Director of Nursing "verified she did not do any follow up with the staff for the resident on the bruise."
The "facility failed to provide an environment free of accident hazards, over which the facility had control. Chemical substances were unsecured and accessible to residents. This practice had the potential to affect more than a limited number of residents."
The state investigators identified chemicals to kill fungus, mildew, and viruses behind the door [that was] propped open. Some of the substances stated to contact poison control and a doctor if the victim was exposed to the chemicals.
Do you believe that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment, abuse, or neglect while living at Weirton Geriatric 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 Hancock County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Weirton.
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.