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Willows Center Nursing Home
Attorneys for Injured & Mistreated at Willows Center Nursing Home
Many families have limited options on how to handle their loved one’s care who requires nursing assistants in a facility outside their home. Many of these family members choose to relocate their loved one into a Wood County nursing facility only to realize they been victimized through neglect or mistreatment by caregivers, employees, or other residents.
If your loved one was injured or died prematurely while living in a nursing home, contact the West Virginia Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal assistance. Our team of abuse prevention lawyers has handled cases just like yours, and we can help your family, too. Contact us today so we can begin working on your case to ensure you receive financial compensation for your damages.
Willows Center Nursing Home
This nursing home is a Medicare and Medicaid-participating "for-profit" center providing cares and services to residents of Parkersburg and Wood County, West Virginia. The 97-certified bed nursing facility is located at:
723 Summers Street
Parkersburg, West Virginia 26101
Willows Center Nursing Home
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Willows 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
Both the state of West Virginia and federal agencies penalize nursing homes by denying reimbursement payments from Medicare or imposing monetary fines anytime the facility is cited for a severe violation of established regulations and rules that harm or could harm residents.
The nursing home received three complaints over the last three years that resulted in a violation citation. Additional documentation concerning penalties and fines can be reviewed on the West Virginia Bureau for Children and Families Adult Protective Services Website.
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Parkersburg 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 two out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Ensure the Nursing Home Area Remained Free of Accident Hazards and Risks and Provides Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F323 date August 15, 2016
- Failure to Develop Programs That Investigate, Control and Keep Infections from Spreading – citation #F441 date June 14, 2017
- Failure to Provide Appropriate Pressure Ulcer Care Prevent New Ulcers from Developing – citation #F686 date October 3, 2018
The state investigators determined “the facility failed to provide an environment free of accident hazards over which the facility had control. The East/West Hallway nurse’s station contained unsecured cleaning wipes on the counter. This practice had the potential to affect more than the limited number of residents.”
The survey team interviewed a Central Supply Clerk who confirmed that “the container wipes should be locked up at all times.”
The nursing home “failed to ensure the infection prevention and control program provided a safe and sanitary environment to help prevent the development and transmission of infection. Contaminated gloves were used during the wound care dressing change for [a resident].”
Also, a second resident’s “over-the-bed table was not disinfected [before] and after suprapubic catheter care. This practice has the potential to affect more than a limited number of residents,” involving contamination.
The nursing home “failed to ensure a resident with pressure ulcers received the necessary treatment and services to promote healing and to prevent the development of a new pressure ulcer. The failure to implement pressure-reducing interventions for a resident with pressure ulcers [caused the development of] an additional pressure area seven days after admission.”
The survey team reviewed the resident’s Medical Records that revealed she was admitted to the facility with “multiple pressure ulcers and for hospice services for the end of life care.”
Multiple observations occurring at least every two hours on September 24, 2018, and September 25, 2018, at various times found the resident “always lying on her back in bed with linens tucked in the foot of the bed. The only exception was on September 26, 2018, at 9:59 AM when she was found positioned on her side.”
The state investigators noted that “tucked in linens caused pressure on the resident’s toes.”
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