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Perhaps you are not familiar with the Nursing Home Compare website administered by Medicare.gov. Nursing Home Compare is designed to allow the public to understand certain information about nursing homes so consumers can make wise choices when deciding where they may want to put a loved one who needs rehabilitation or long-term care services. While the information contained on Nursing Home Compare is not perfect (see our blog post regarding some facilities intentionally misleading the public using the website), it is a great tool to allow you to see a snapshot of a facility’s staffing, health inspections, and quality measures. This information is available at http://www.medicare.gov/nursinghomecompare/search.html.

VALLEY CENTER NURSING HOME – South Charleston, WV

Valley Center Nursing Home is a for-profit, 130-bed nursing home in South Charleston, West Virginia. The overall rating for Valley Center Nursing Home is only one star (much below average). The score for Health Inspections is also only one star (much below average). In fact, the most recent annual inspection conducted by the WV Office of Facility Licensure and Certification (OHFLAC) found various significant problems, including the failure to provide necessary care and services to maintain the highest well being of each resident.

TEAYS VALLEY CENTER NURSING HOME – Hurricane, WV

Teays Valley Center Nursing Home is a for-profit, 124-bed nursing home in Huntington, West Virginia. The overall rating for Teays Valley Center Nursing Home is only one star (much below average). The staffing score for Teays Valley Center Nursing Home is also only one star (much below average). That means there are fewer caregivers to provide the needed care and treatments for each resident, which increases the risks of suffering bed sores (also called pressure sores, pressure ulcers or decubitus ulcers), malnutrition, dehydration, contractures, infections, and injuries falls. it is not surprising that quality measures, as determined by the West Virginia Office of Healthcare Facility Licensure and Certification (OHFLAC) determined that long-stay residents at Teays Valley Center suffer more bed sores than residents of average West Virginia or national nursing home centers.

SISTERSVILLE CENTER NURSING HOME – Sistersville, WV

Sistersville Center Nursing Home is a for-profit, 68-bed nursing home in Sistersville, West Virginia. The overall rating for Sistersville Center Nursing Home is only one star (much below average). The staffing score for Sistersville Center Nursing Home is also below average. That means there are fewer caregivers to provide the needed care and treatments for each resident, which increases the risks of suffering bed sores (also called pressure sores, pressure ulcers or decubitus ulcers), malnutrition, dehydration, contractures, infections, and injuries falls. The score for Health Inspections is also only one star (much below average). In fact, the most recent annual inspection conducted by the WV Office of Facility Licensure and Certification (OHFLAC) found various significant problems, including the failure to protect each resident from all abuse, physical punishment, and being separated from others.

PRINCETON CENTER LLC NURSING HOME – Princeton, WV

Princeton Center Nursing Home is a for-profit, 67-bed nursing home in Princeton, West Virginia. The overall rating for Princeton Center Nursing Home is only one star (much below average). The staffing score for Heritage Center Nursing Home is also below average. That means there are fewer caregivers to provide the needed care and treatments for each resident, which increases the risks of suffering bed sores (also called pressure sores, pressure ulcers or decubitus ulcers), malnutrition, dehydration, contractures, infections, and injuries falls. The score for Health Inspections is also only one star (much below average). In fact, the most recent annual inspection conducted by the WV Office of Facility Licensure and Certification (OHFLAC) found various significant problems, including the failure to have a program that investigates, controls, and keeps infections from spreading.

PLEASANT VALLEY NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER – Point Pleasant, WV

Pleasant Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center is a for-profit, 100-bed nursing home in Point Pleasant, West Virginia. The overall rating for Pleasant Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center is only one star (much below average). The score for Health Inspections is also only one star (much below average). In fact, one recent inspection conducted by the WV Office of Facility Licensure and Certification (OHFLAC) found various significant problems, including the failure to develop policies that prevent mistreatment, neglect, or abuse of residents or theft of resident property.

McDOWELL NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER, LLC – Gary, WV

McDowell Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, LLC Nursing Home is a for-profit, 120-bed facility in Gary, West Virginia. The overall rating for McDowell Nursing and Rehabilitation Center is only one star (much below average). Likewise, the staffing score for McDowell Nursing and Rehabilitation Center is only one star (much below average). That means there are fewer caregivers to provide the needed care and treatments for each resident, which increases the risks of developing bed sores (also called pressure sores, pressure ulcers or decubitus ulcers), malnutrition, dehydration, infections, and serious falls. The most recent annual inspection conducted by the WV Office of Facility Licensure and Certification (OHFLAC) found various significant problems, including the failure to provide necessary care and services to maintain the highest well being of each resident. Finally, quality indicator scores were also only one star (much below average), showing long-term residents with significantly higher incidents of pressure ulcers than other facilities in West Virginia and throughout the country.

MARMET CENTER – Marmet, WV (near Charleston, WV)

Marmet Center Nursing Home is a for-profit, 90-bed nursing home in Marmet, West Virginia. The overall rating for Marmet Center Nursing Home is only one star (much below average). The staffing score for Heritage Center Nursing Home is also below average. That means there are fewer caregivers to provide the needed care and treatments for each resident, which increases the risks of suffering bed sores (also called pressure sores, pressure ulcers or decubitus ulcers), malnutrition, dehydration, contractures, infections, and injuries falls. The score for Health Inspections is also only one star (much below average). In fact, the most recent annual inspection conducted by the WV Office of Facility Licensure and Certification (OHFLAC) found various significant problems, including the failure to have a program that investigates, controls and keeps infections from spreading and to provide necessary care and services to maintain the highest well being of each resident.

GOLDEN LIVING CENTER – Glasgow, WV

Golden LivingCenter – Glasgow is a 112-bed facility in Glasgow, West Virginia. The overall rating for Golden LivingCenter – Glasgow is only one star (much below average). The staffing score for Golden LivingCenter – Glasgow is also below average. That means there are fewer caregivers to provide the needed care and treatments for each resident, which increases the risks of suffering bed sores (also called pressure sores, pressure ulcers or decubitus ulcers), malnutrition, dehydration, contractures, infections, and injuries falls. The most recent annual inspection conducted by the WV Office of Facility Licensure and Certification (OHFLAC) found various significant problems, including the failure to provide necessary care and services to maintain the highest well being of each resident.

FAYETTE NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER, LLC NURSING HOME – Fayetteville, WV

Fayette Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Nursing Home is a 60-bed, for-profit facility. The overall rating for Fayette Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Nursing Home is only two stars (below average). Likewise, the staffing score for Fayette Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Nursing Home is only one star (much below average). That means there are fewer caregivers to provide the needed care and treatments for each resident. This greatly increases the risks of receiving substandard care and developing problems such as bed sores (also called pressure sores, pressure ulcers, or decubitus ulcers), malnutrition, dehydration, and problems with toileting.

ELDERCARE HEALTH AND REHABILITATION NURSING HOME – Ripley, WV

Eldercare Health and Rehabilitation Nursing Home is a 120-bed, for-profit facility. The overall rating for Eldercare Health and Rehabilitation Nursing Home is only two stars (below average). Its health inspection scores are even worse, only 1 star (much below average). The most recent survey conducted by the West Virginia Office of Healthcare Facility and Licensure (OHFLAC) cited Eldercare Health and Rehabilitation Nursing Home for failing to have a program that investigates, controls and keeps infections from spreading. Quality indicators show that Eldercare Health and Rehabilitation Nursing Home residents are more likely to have one or more falls with major injuries than in other facilities in West Virginia or elsewhere in the United States.

FAIRMONT HEALTH AND REHAB CENTER - Fairmont, West Virginia

Fairmont Health and Rehabilitation Center, located in Fairmont, West Virginia, is a 120-bed, for-profit nursing home associated with Oak Health and Rehabilitation Centers, Inc. The overall rating for Fairmont Health and Rehabilitation Center is only one star (much below average). The Health Inspection score for Fairmont Health and Rehabilitation Center is only one star (much below average). Quality Measures indicators are also only one star (much below average). The most recent survey conducted by the WV Office of Facility Licensure and Certification (OHFLAC) shows that Fairmont Health and Rehabilitation Center failed to provide necessary care and services to maintain the highest well being of each resident. Similarly, it failed to have a program that investigates, controls, and keeps infections from spreading. Quality measures also showed that Fairmont Health and Rehabilitation Center residents had more new pressure ulcers (also called bed sores, pressure sores, or decubitus ulcers) than the average facility in West Virginia or the United States. Long-term residents were also more likely have pressure ulcers.

CABELL HEALTH CARE CENTER NURSING HOME – Culloden, WV

Cabell Health Center Nursing Home is a for-profit, 90-bed nursing home in Culloden, West Virginia. The overall rating for Cabell Health Center Nursing Home is only one star (much below average). TThe score for Health Inspections is also only one star (much below average). In fact, the most recent annual inspection conducted by the WV Office of Facility Licensure and Certification (OHFLAC) found various significant problems, including the failure to keep accurate, complete and organized clinical records on each resident that meet professional standards.

BRIDGEPORT HEALTH CARE CENTER NURSING HOME - Maplewood Drive, WV

Bridgeport Health Care Center Nursing Home, located on Maplewood Drive, is a 51-bed, for-profit nursing home. The facility is owned by AMFM and is located in the former location of Brookdale at the Heritage. To date, no data is available on the Nursing Home Compare website, likely due to the short time frame that Bridgeport Health Care Center has been operating. As with all nursing homes, there is always a significant risk of problems. Typical problems that sometimes occur in nursing homes stem from poor staffing ratios and substandard care. Injuries include bed sores (also called pressure sores, pressure ulcers or decubitus ulcers), infections, dehydration, malnutrition, unexplained injuries, falls, broken bones, and even wrongful death. If you suspect your loved one has been the victim of nursing home abuse or neglect, call the West Virginia law firm of Goddard & Wagoner PLLC at (304) 451-3500. We focus on these cases, and we have as much, or more, experience than anyone else in the state in handling nursing home abuse and neglect litigation. The call is free – we don’t get paid unless we get money for you. Call (304) 451-3500 now and learn what we can do for you.

RIVER OAKS- Clarksburg/Nutter Fort, WV

River Oaks, located in Clarksburg / Nutter Fort, West Virginia, is a for-profit nursing home associated with Stonerise Healthcare in Charleston, WV. River Oaks is located in the facility that was previously known as Heartland of Clarksburg and operated by HCR Manor Care. The overall rating for River Oaks is only two stars (below average). The Health Inspection score for River Oaks is only one star (much below average). One recent survey conducted by the WV Office of Facility Licensure and Certification (OHFLAC) shows that River Oaks failed to develop policies that prevent mistreatment, neglect, or abuse of residents or theft of resident property.

GOLDEN LIVING CENTER – RIVERSIDE – St. Albans, WV (Kanawha County)

Golden LivingCenter – Riverside is a 102-bed facility operated by Genesis Healthcare. The overall rating for Golden LivingCenter – Riverside is only two stars (below average). Its health inspections are equally bad, only 2 stars (below average). The staffing rating for Golden LivingCenter – Riverside is only two stars (below average). In fact, the staffing at Putnam Center is lower than the West Virginia and National averages for LPNs and CNAs. This is problematic because staffing is closely tied to the development of bed sores (also called pressure sores, pressure ulcers or decubitus ulcers), malnutrition, dehydration, infections, loss of mobility, and falls. The most recent annual inspection conducted by the WV Office of Facility Licensure and Certification (OHFLAC) found various significant problems, such as the failure to make sure that the nursing home area is free from accident hazards and risks and provides supervision to prevent avoidable accidents and the failure to have a program that investigates, controls and keeps infections from spreading. Quality measures also indicate that more residents of Golden LivingCenter – Riverside have historically suffered from urinary tract infections, suffer from moderate to severe pain, develop bed sores, lose control of their bowels, and need an indwelling catheter.

CEDAR RIDGE CENTER – Sissonville, WV (Kanawha County)

Cedar Ridge Center is a 119-bed facility operated by Genesis Healthcare. The overall rating for Cedar Ridge Center is only one star (much below average). Its health inspections are equally bad, only 1 star (much below average). The staffing rating for Putnam Center is only one star (much below average). In fact, the staffing at Putnam Center is lower than the West Virginia and National averages for RNs and CNAs. This is problematic because staffing is closely tied to the development of bed sores (also called pressure sores, pressure ulcers or decubitus ulcers), malnutrition, dehydration, infections, loss of mobility, and falls. The most recent annual inspection conducted by the WV Office of Facility Licensure and Certification (OHFLAC) found various significant problems, such as the failure to make sure that the nursing home area is free from accident hazards and risks and provides supervision to prevent avoidable accidents. Quality measures also indicate that more residents of Cedar Ridge Center have historically suffered from urinary tract infections, suffer from moderate to severe pain, develop bed sores, need additional help with their activities of daily living, and develop depressive symptoms.

PUTNAM CENTER – Hurricane, WV (Putnam County)

Putnam Center is a 120-bed facility operated by Genesis Healthcare. The overall rating for Putnam Center is only one star (much below average). Its health inspections are equally bad, only 1 star (much below average). The staffing rating for Putnam Center is only one star (much below average). In fact, the staffing at Putnam Center is lower than the West Virginia and National averages for RNs, LPNs, and CNAs. This is problematic because staffing is closely tied to the development of bed sores (also called pressure sores, pressure ulcers or decubitus ulcers), malnutrition, dehydration, infections, loss of mobility, and falls. The most recent annual inspection conducted by the WV Office of Facility Licensure and Certification (OHFLAC) found various significant problems, such as failure to give residents proper treatment to prevent new bed (pressure) sores or heal existing bed sores.

PINE LODGE – Beckley, WV (Raleigh County)

Pine Lodge is a 120-bed facility owned by Genesis Healthcare. The overall rating for Pine Lodge is only two stars (below average). The Health Inspection score for Pine Lodge is the same, only two stars (below average). The staffing score is also only two stars (below average). A total of 24 complaints have been lodged against Pine Lodge to the WV Office of Facility Licensure and Certification (OHFLAC). Further, the most recent surveys conducted by OHFLAC show that Pine Lodge failed to give residents proper treatment to prevent new bed (pressure) sores or heal existing bed sores, failed to have a program that investigates, controls and keeps infection from spreading, and failed to provide necessary care and services to maintain the highest well being of each resident. Quality Measures show that Pine Lodge Nursing Home has a higher percentage of long-stay residents who develop or suffer from urinary tract infections, develop moderate to severe pain, develop pressure ulcers (also called bed sores, pressure sores, or decubitus ulcers), lose too much weight, and need more and more help with their activities of daily living. Each of these problems is likely tied to the care (or lack thereof) that is provided to Pine Lodge patients.

HILLTOP CENTER – Hilltop, WV (Fayette County)

Hilltop Center, in Hilltop, WV (near Beckley) is a 120-bed facility owned by Genesis Healthcare. The overall rating for Hilltop Center is only two stars (below average). The Health Inspection score for Hilltop Center is even worse, only one star (much below average). A total of 11 complaints have been lodged against Hilltop Center to the WV Office of Facility Licensure and Certification (OHFLAC). Further, recent surveys conducted by OHFLAC show that Hilltop Center has failed to provide necessary care and services to maintain the highest well being of each resident, has failed to have a program that investigates, controls and keeps infection from spreading, and has failed to make sure the nursing home area is safe, easy to use, clean and comfortable for residents, staff and the public. Quality Measures show that Hilltop Center Nursing Home has a higher percentage of long-stay residents who suffer one or more major falls with injury, develop or suffer from urinary tract infections, develop pressure ulcers (also called bed sores, pressure sores, or decubitus ulcers), and who lose control of their bowels. Each of these problems is likely tied to the care (or lack thereof) that is provided to Hilltop Center patients.

HARPER MILLS – Beckley, WV

Harper Mills is a 201-bed facility. The overall rating for Harper Mills is only two stars (below average). The Health Inspection score for Harper Mills is even worse, only one star (much below average). The most recent complaint inspection conducted by the WV Office of Facility Licensure and Certification (OHFLAC) found various significant problems, including the failure to write and use policies that forbid mistreatment, neglect and abuse of residents and theft of residents’ property and the failure to make sure that the nursing home area is free from accident hazards and risks and provides supervision to prevent avoidable accidents . Quality Measures show that Harper Mills Nursing Home has a higher percentage of long-stay residents who develop or suffer from urinary tract infections, develop pressure ulcers (also called bed sores, pressure sores, or decubitus ulcers), lose too much weight, and who lose control of their bowels. Each of these problems is likely tied to the care (or lack thereof) that is provided to Harper Mills patients.

BRAXTON HEALTH CARE CENTER (Sutton, WV)

Braxton Health Care Center is a 65-bed facility. The overall rating for Braxton Health Care Center is only one star (much below average). Its health inspections are equally bad, only 1 star (much below average). Staffing at Braxton Health Care Center is only two stars (below average). In fact, Braxton Health Care Center was also lower than both the National and the West Virginia averages for registered nurse hours per patient per day and for certified nurses’ aide hours per patient per day. Inspections by State and/or Federal investigators have found 26 health deficiencies (as compared to an average U.S. facility having only 6.8 deficiencies). Quality measures indicate that more long-term residents at Braxton Health Care Center have urinary tract infections, are in moderate to severe pain, lose control of their bowels or bladder, and lose too much weight, when compared to residents of average facilities in West Virginia and around the United States. The most recent annual inspection conducted by the WV Office of Facility Licensure and Certification (OHFLAC) found various significant problems, such as failing to give residents proper treatment to prevent new bed sores (also known as pressure sores, decubitus ulcers or pressure ulcers) or heal existing bed sores.

HOLBROOK NURSING HOME (Buckhannon, WV)

Holbrook Nursing Home is a 120-bed facility. While many of the quality indicators in the Nursing Home Compare website look positive, it is worth noting that more short-term residents at Holbrook Nursing Home have moderate to severe pain and new or worsened pressure ulcers (also called pressure sores, bed sores, or decubitus ulcers) than residents at the average West Virginia or National long-term care facility. Similarly, more long-term residents at Holbrook Nursing Home have moderate to severe pain and pressure ulcers than residents at the average West Virginia or National nursing home. The most recent annual inspection conducted by the WV Office of Facility Licensure and Certification (OHFLAC) found various significant problems, such as failing to ensure that the nursing home area is free from accident hazards and risks and providing supervision to prevent avoidable accidents.

NICHOLAS COUNTY NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Richwood, WV)

Nicholas County Nursing and Rehabilitation Center is a 120-bed facility. Staffing ratios at Nicholas County Nursing and Rehabilitation Center were lower than both the National and the West Virginia averages for registered nurse hours per patient per day. Quality measures indicate that more short-stay residents at Nicholas County Nursing and Rehabilitation Center have moderate to severe pain than at the average West Virginia facility or the average facility nationwide. Likewise, more long-stay residents at Nicholas County Nursing and Rehabilitation Center have urinary tract infections, moderate to severe pain, need help with their activities of daily living, lose too much weight, and have depressive symptoms, when compared to residents of average facilities in West Virginia and around the United States. The most recent complaint survey conducted by the WV Office of Facility Licensure and Certification (OHFLAC) found various significant problems, such as failure to provide necessary care and services to maintain the highest level of well-being for each resident.

WEBSTER NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER, LLC (Cowen, WV)

Webster Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, LLC is a 60-bed facility. The facility is noted to be understaffed, with a ranking of only two stars (below average). Staffing at Webster Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, LLC was also lower than both the National and the West Virginia averages for registered nurse hours per patient per day, licensed practical nurse hours per patient per day AND for certified nurses’ aide hours per patient per day. The most recent complaint survey conducted by the WV Office of Facility Licensure and Certification (OHFLAC) found various significant problems, such as failure to develop policies that prevent mistreatment, neglect, or abuse of residents or theft of resident property.

GLENVILLE CENTER (Glenville, WV)

Glenville Center is a 65-bed facility. Staffing at Glenville Center merited only one star (much below average) on the Nursing Home Compare website. In fact, staffing ratios were lower than both the National and the West Virginia averages for registered nurse hours per patient per day, LPN hours per patient per day, and for certified nurses’ aide hours per patient per day. Quality measures indicate that more short-stay residents at Glenville Center develop new or worsened pressure ulcers (also called bed sores, pressure sores, or decubitus ulcers) than residents of average facilities in West Virginia and around the United States. Likewise, more long-term residents at Glenville Center are in moderate to severe pain and have depressive symptoms than residents of average facilities in West Virginia and around the United States. The most recent annual inspection conducted by the WV Office of Facility Licensure and Certification (OHFLAC) found various significant problems, such as failing to have a program that investigates, controls and keeps infections from spreading.

PINE VIEW NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Harrisville, WV)

Pine View Nursing and Rehabilitation Center is a 56-bed facility. Staffing at Pine View Nursing and Rehabilitation Center was lower than both the National and the West Virginia averages for registered nurse hours per patient per day and for certified nurses’ aide hours per patient per day. Quality measures indicate that more short-stay residents at Pine View Nursing and Rehabilitation Center develop new or worsened pressure ulcers (also called bed sores, pressure sores, or decubitus ulcers) than residents of average facilities in West Virginia and around the United States. Likewise, more long-term residents at Pine View Nursing and Rehabilitation Center have a catheter inserted and need more help with their activities of daily living than residents of average facilities in West Virginia and around the United States. The most recent annual inspection conducted by the WV Office of Facility Licensure and Certification (OHFLAC) found various significant problems, such as failing to make sure each resident receives an accurate assessment by a qualified health professional.

ELKINS REGIONAL CONVALESCENT CENTER (Elkins, WV)

Elkins Regional Convalescent Center is a 111-bed facility. The most recent annual inspection conducted by the WV Office of Facility Licensure and Certification (OHFLAC) found various significant problems, such as failing to provide care by qualified persons according to each resident’s written plan of care, failure to provide necessary care and services to maintain the highest well-being for each resident, and failing to provide residents proper treatment to prevent new bed sores (also called pressure sores, pressure ulcers or decubitus ulcers) or heal existing bed sores. Staffing at Elkins Regional Convalescent Center was also lower than both the National and the West Virginia averages for registered nurse hours per patient per day and licensed practical nurse hours per patient per day.

NELLA’S NURSING HOME, INC. (Elkins, WV)

Nella’s Nursing Home, Inc. is an 84-bed facility. Staffing at Nella’s Nursing Home, Inc. rates only one star (much below average). The staffing ratios at Nella’s Nursing Home, Inc. are some of the lowest you will find in this region. There are only enough RNs to provide 20 minutes of nursing care per patient per day. The West Virginia and National averages are 48 and 49 minutes per day. LPNs are also in short supply. At Nella’s Nursing Home, Inc., there are only enough LPNs to provide 32 minutes of nursing care per patient per day, compared to 54 minutes and 50 minutes at the average West Virginia and National facility. Finally, the nurses’ aides are extremely short staffed. These are the staff members who are there to help a resident in their activities of daily living (bathing, eating, moving, etc.). At Nella’s Nursing Home, Inc., there are only enough CNAs to provide 44 minutes of nursing care hours per patient per day, as compared to 2 hours 9 minutes at the average West Virginia facility and 2 hours 28 minutes at the average facility nationwide. Unsurprisingly, such low staffing numbers increase the numbers of patients with one or more major falls, the numbers of patients with bed sores (also called pressure sores, pressure ulcers or decubitus ulcers), the number of residents who are physically restrained, the number of residents with depressive symptoms, and the number of residents who lose too much weight.

HEARTLAND OF PRESTON COUNTY (Kingwood, WV)

Heartland of Preston County is a 120-bed facility. Staffing at Heartland of Preston County rates only one star (much below average). Quality measures indicate that more long-term residents at Heartland of Preston County need more help with their activities of daily living than residents of average facilities in West Virginia and around the United States. Likewise, more residents at Heartland of Preston County lose too much weight and have depressive symptoms than residents of average facilities in West Virginia and around the United States. The most recent annual inspection conducted by the WV Office of Facility Licensure and Certification (OHFLAC) found various significant problems, such as failing to provide necessary care and services to maintain the highest well-being for each resident.

NELLA’S, INC. (Elkins, WV)

Nella’s, Inc. is a 102-bed facility. The overall rating for Nella’s, Inc. is two stars (below average). Staffing at Nella’s, Inc. rates only one star (much below average). In fact, the understaffing at Nella’s, Inc. shows that there are only enough RNs to provide 16 minutes of nursing care per patient per day. The West Virginia and National averages are 48 and 49 minutes per day. Unsurprisingly, such low staffing numbers increase the numbers of patients with bed sores (also called pressure sores, pressure ulcers or decubitus ulcers) at Nella’s, Inc.

MANSFIELD PLACE (Philippi, WV)

Mansfield Place is a 60-bed facility. Quality measures indicate that more short-stay residents at Mansfield Place develop new or worsened pressure ulcers (also called bed sores, pressure sores, or decubitus ulcers) than residents of average facilities in West Virginia and around the United States. Likewise, more long-term residents at Mansfield Place have one or more major falls with injury and suffer more pressure ulcers than residents of average facilities in West Virginia and around the United States. The most recent annual inspection conducted by the WV Office of Facility Licensure and Certification (OHFLAC) found various significant problems, such as failure to develop policies that prevent mistreatment, neglect, or abuse of residents or theft of resident property.

ROSEWOOD CENTER (Grafton, WV)

Rosewood Center is a 69-bed facility. Staffing was lower than both the National and the West Virginia averages for registered nurse hours per patient per day and licensed practical nurse hours per patient per day. Additionally, quality measures merited only two stars (below average) at Rosewood Center. These markers indicate that more short-stay residents at Rosewood Center have severe pain and new or worsened pressure ulcers (also called bed sores, pressure sores, or decubitus ulcers) than residents of average facilities in West Virginia and around the United States. Likewise, more long-term residents at Rosewood Center have urinary tract infections, moderate or severe pain, and pressure ulcers than residents of average facilities in West Virginia and around the United States. The most recent annual inspection conducted by the WV Office of Facility Licensure and Certification (OHFLAC) found various significant problems, such as failure to provide care for residents in a way that keeps or builds each resident’s dignity and respect for individuality and failure to have enough nurses to care for every resident in a way that maximizes the resident’s well-being.

BARBOUR COUNTY GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY (Belington, WV)

Barbour County Good Samaritan Society is a 57-bed facility. The overall rating for Barbour County Good Samaritan Society is only one star (much below average). Its health inspections are equally bad, only 1 star (much below average). The facility is noted to be understaffed, with a ranking of only two stars (below average). Staffing at Barbour County Good Samaritan Society was also lower than both the National and the West Virginia averages for registered nurse hours per patient per day, licensed practical nurse hours per patient per day AND for certified nurses’ aide hours per patient per day. Inspections by State and/or Federal investigators have found ten health deficiencies (as compared to an average U.S. facility having only 6.8 deficiencies). The most recent annual inspection conducted by the WV Office of Facility Licensure and Certification (OHFLAC) found various significant problems, such as failure to provide necessary care and services to maintain the highest well-being of each resident.

ARCADIA VALLEY SKILLED NURSING AND REHABILITATION (Coolville, OH)

Arcadia Valley Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation is a 51-bed facility. The overall rating for Arcadia Valley Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation is only two stars (below average). Its health inspections are no better, only two stars (below average). Staffing at Arcadia Valley Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation was lower than both the National and the Ohio averages for registered nurse hours per patient per day. The most recent regular survey conducted by the Ohio Department of Health’s Bureau of Long Term Care found various significant problems, such as the failure to provide necessary care and services to maintain the highest well-being of each resident. Finally, quality measures indicate that long stay residents at Arcadia Valley Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation statistically have more falls with major injury, develop urinary tract infections (UTIs), develop pressure ulcers, have a catheter inserted, and are physically restrained than at the average Ohio or National nursing home facility.

CAREHAVEN OF PLEASANTS (Belmont, WV)

Carehaven of Pleasants is a 68-bed facility. Although the Star Rating System indicates that Carehaven of Pleasants is at least average in each category, staffing was lower than both the National and the West Virginia averages for registered nurse hours per patient per day. Furthermore, the most recent annual inspection conducted by the WV Office of Facility Licensure and Certification (OHFLAC) found various significant problems, such as the failure to develop and follow policies that forbid mistreatment, neglect, and abuse of residents and theft of resident’s property.

HEARTLAND OF MARIETTA (Marietta, OH)

Heartland of Marietta is a 101-bed facility owned by HCR ManorCare. The overall rating for Heartland of Marietta is only two stars (below average). Its health inspections are worse, only 1 star (much below average). Similarly, staffing at Heartland of Marietta is only 1 star (much below average). Staffing at Heartland of Marietta was lower than both the National and the Ohio averages for registered nurse hours per patient per day, licensed practical nurse hours per patient per day AND for certified nurses’ aide hours per patient per day. Inspections by State and/or Federal investigators found three times as many deficiencies as compared to the average Ohio nursing home facility. The most recent annual survey conducted by the Ohio Department of Health’s Bureau of Long Term Care found various significant problems, such as the failure to provide necessary care and services to maintain the highest well-being of each resident, and failure to give residents proper treatment to prevent new bed sores (also called pressure sores, pressure ulcers or decubitus ulcers) or heal existing bed sores.

HARMAR PLACE REHAB & EXTENDED CARE (Marietta, OH)

Harmar Place Rehab & Extended Care is an 86-bed facility. While most quality indicators are positive for Harmar Place Rehab & Extended Care, the most recent annual inspection conducted by the Ohio Department of Health’s Bureau of Long Term Care found that Harmar Place Rehab & Extended Care failed to provide necessary care and services to maintain the highest well-being of each resident.

ARBORS AT MARIETTA (Marietta, OH)

Arbors at Marietta is a 150-bed facility. The quality measures for Arbors at Marietta was only one star (much below average). The quality measures show that a higher percentage of short-stay residents at Arbors of Marietta has new or worsened pressure ulcers (also known as bed sores, pressure sores, or decubitus ulcers). For long stay residents, quality measures show a higher percentage of residents at Arbors of Marietta develop urinary tract infections (UTIs), report moderate or severe pain, develop pressure ulcers, lose control of their bowel or bladder, have a catheter inserted, are physically restrained, and received antipsychotic medication. Staffing at Arbors at Marietta was also lower than both the National and the Ohio averages for licensed practical nurse (LPN) hours per patient per day and certified nurses’ aides (CNAs) hours per patient per day.

WORTHINGTON NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER, LLC (Marietta, OH)

Worthington Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, LLC is a 105-bed facility. While most quality indicators are positive for Worthington Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, LLC, it was lower than both the National and the West Virginia averages for the total number of licensed nurse staff hours per patient per day. Further, the most recent annual inspection conducted by the Ohio Department of Health’s Bureau of Long Term Care found that Worthington Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, LLC failed to have a program that investigates, controls and keeps infections from spreading, and the failure to operate and provide services according to Federal, State, and local laws and professional standards.

MARIETTA CENTER (Marietta, OH)

Marietta Center is a 150-bed facility owned by Genesis Healthcare. The overall rating for Marietta Center is only one star (much below average). Its health inspections are equally bad, only 1 star (much below average). Inspections by State and/or Federal investigators have found twice as many deficiencies as compared to the average Ohio nursing home facility. The most recent complaint survey conducted by the Ohio Department of Health’s Bureau of Long Term Care found various significant problems, such as the failure to give residents proper treatment to prevent new bed sores (also called pressure sores, pressure ulcers or decubitus ulcers) or heal existing bed sores. Staffing at Marietta Center was also lower than both the National and the Ohio averages for registered nurse (RN) hours per patient per day and certified nurses’ aides (CNAs) hours per patient per day.

OHIO VALLEY HEALTH CARE (Parkersburg, WV)

Ohio Valley Health Care is a 66-bed facility. While most quality indicators are positive for Ohio Valley Health Care, it was lower than both the National and the West Virginia averages for the Registered Nurse (RN) hours per patient per day. Further, the most recent annual inspection conducted by the WV Office of Facility Licensure and Certification (OHFLAC) found that Ohio Valley Health Care failed to ensure medical records were accurate when compared to physician orders.

PARKERSBURG CENTER (Parkersburg, WV)

Parkersburg Center is a 66-bed facility owned by Genesis Healthcare. Parkersburg Center rates as only a 2-star facility for staffing. In fact, medicare.gov shows that Parkersburg Center has significantly less licensed nursing staff hours per resident per day than both the West Virginia average and the national average. The most recent annual inspection conducted by the WV Office of Facility Licensure and Certification (OHFLAC) found various significant problems, such as failure to have a program that investigates, controls and keeps infections from spreading, and the failure to operate and provide services according to Federal, State, and local laws and professional standards.

WILLOWS CENTER (Parkersburg, WV)

Willows Center is a 97-bed facility owned by Genesis Healthcare. Although the Star Rating System indicates that Willows Center is at least average in each category, the most recent annual inspection conducted by the WV Office of Facility Licensure and Certification (OHFLAC) found various significant problems, such as the failure to prevent new bed sores (also called pressure sores, pressure ulcers or decubitus ulcers) or heal existing bed sores. During the most recent complaint survey, OHFLAC cited Willows Center for failing to write and use policies that forbid mistreatment, neglect, and abuse of residents and theft of resident’s property.

EAGLE POINT (Parkersburg, WV)

Eagle Point is a 164-bed facility. The overall rating for Eagle Point is only one star (much below average). Its health inspections are equally bad, only 1 star (much below average). Inspections by State and/or Federal investigators have found 26 health deficiencies (as compared to an average U.S. facility having only 6.8 deficiencies). The most recent annual inspection conducted by the WV Office of Facility Licensure and Certification (OHFLAC) found various significant problems, such as failure to implement policies that prevent mistreatment, neglect, or abuse of residents or theft of resident property and the failure to prevent new bed sores (also called pressure sores, pressure ulcers or decubitus ulcers) or heal existing bed sores. Staffing at Eagle Point was also lower than both the National and the West Virginia averages for registered nurse hours per patient per day.

THE MADISON (Morgantown, West Virginia)

The Madison is a 62-bed facility owned by Genesis Healthcare. Of particular concern for The Madison is a one-star rating (much below average) for quality measures. Some of these statistics show much higher than average percentages of long-stay residents at The Madison with falls, an increase in moderate to severe pain, bed sores (also called pressure sores, pressure ulcers or decubitus ulcers), loss of weight, and depressive symptoms.

SUNDALE NURSING HOME

Sundale Nursing Home is a 120-bed facility in Morgantown, West Virginia, owned by Genesis Healthcare. While most quality indicators are positive for Sundale, staffing was significantly lower than both the National and the West Virginia averages for registered nurse hours per patient per day. The most recent annual inspection conducted by the WV Office of Facility Licensure and Certification (OHFLAC) found various significant problems, including the failure to provide necessary care and services to maintain the highest well-being of each resident.

MAPLESHIRE NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER

Mapleshire Nursing and Rehabilitation Center is a 120-bed facility in Morgantown, West Virginia. While many quality indicators are positive for Mapleshire Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, staffing was only scored as one star (much below average). When a facility is understaffed, it means there are fewer caregivers to provide the needed care and treatments for each resident. Consequently, risks such as bed sores (also called pressure ulcers, pressure sores, or decubitus ulcers), dehydration, malnutrition, infections and falls are significantly higher. A recent complaint inspection conducted by the WV Office of Facility Licensure and Certification (OHFLAC) found various significant problems, including the failure to provide necessary care and services to maintain the highest well-being of each resident.

GOLDEN LIVING CENTER – MORGANTOWN

Golden LivingCenter – Morgantown is a 100-bed facility in Morgantown, West Virginia, owned by Golden Living. The overall rating for Golden LivingCenter – Morgantown is only one star (much below average). Likewise, the staffing score for Golden LivingCenter – Morgantown is only one star (much below average). That means there are fewer caregivers to provide the needed care and treatments for each resident. The health inspection score is slightly better, but still only 2 stars (below average). Inspections by State and/or Federal investigators have found 16 health deficiencies (as compared to an average U.S. facility having only 6.8 deficiencies). The most recent annual inspection conducted by the WV Office of Facility Licensure and Certification (OHFLAC) found various significant problems, including the failure to maintain an infection control program within the facility. Staffing at Golden LivingCenter – Morgantown was also lower than both the National and the West Virginia averages for registered nurse hours per patient per day, licensed practical nurse hours per patient per day AND for certified nurses’ aide hours per patient per day.

ARBORS AT FAIRMONT

Arbors at Fairmont is a 120-bed facility in Fairmont, West Virginia. The overall rating for Arbors at Fairmont is only two stars (below average). Its health inspections are also 2 stars (below average). Staffing is two stars (below average) as well. It is well-known that understaffing often leads to the development and progression of bed sores (also called pressure sores, pressure ulcers or decubitus ulcers). The staffing information contained on Nursing Home Compare appears to be inaccurate for Arbors at Fairmont. It is listed as having only 1 minute of CNA nursing care hours per patient per day. While the number is most likely lower than the West Virginia and National average, it would strain logic to believe that only 1 minute of CNA time is provided per patient per day. The most recent annual inspection conducted by the WV Office of Facility Licensure and Certification (OHFLAC) found various significant problems, such as failure to write and use policies that forbid mistreatment, neglect, and abuse of residents and theft of resident’s property.

TYGART CENTER AT FAIRMONT CAMPUS

Tygart Center at Fairmont Campus is a 119-bed facility in Fairmont, West Virginia, owned by Genesis Healthcare. While most quality indicators are positive for Tygart Center, Staffing was lower than both the National and the West Virginia averages for registered nurse hours per patient per day and licensed practical nurse hours per patient per day. Inspections by State and/or Federal investigators have found 16 health deficiencies (as compared to an average U.S. facility having only 6.8 deficiencies). The most recent annual inspection conducted by the WV Office of Facility Licensure and Certification (OHFLAC) found various significant problems, such as failure to have enough nurses to care for every resident in a way that maximizes the resident’s well-being and failure to have procedures to prevent and minimize infections.

PIERPONT CENTER AT FAIRMONT CAMPUS

Pierpont Center at Fairmont Campus is a 120-bed facility in Fairmont, West Virginia, owned by Genesis Healthcare. The overall rating for Pierpont Center at Fairmont Campus is only one star (much below average). Its health inspections are no better, only 1 star (much below average). Inspections by State and/or Federal investigators have found 18 health deficiencies (as compared to an average U.S. facility having only 6.8 deficiencies). The most recent annual inspection conducted by the WV Office of Facility Licensure and Certification (OHFLAC) found various significant problems, such as failure to have enough nurses to care for every resident in a way that maximizes the resident’s well-being and failure to have procedures to prevent and minimize infections. It is well-known that understaffing often leads to the development and progression of bed sores (also called pressure sores, pressure ulcers or decubitus ulcers).

CRESTVIEW MANOR NURSING & REHABILITATION (Jane Lew, WV)

Crestview Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation in Jane Lew, West Virginia, is a 72-bed facility. It appears that Crestview Manor has historically been significantly understaffed. The staffing rating for Crestview Manor is only one star (much below average). In fact, the registered nurse hours per patient per day at Crestview Manor is only 22 minutes per patient per day, compared with the West Virginia average of 48 minutes and the National average of 49 minutes. Just as alarming, the certified nurses’ aides (CNAs) who provide the hands-on care at the facility, provide only one hour and 18 minutes of care per patient per day. This does not compare favorably to the West Virginia average of 2 hours and 9 minutes or the National average of 2 hours and 28 minutes. The most recent annual inspection conducted by the WV Office of Facility Licensure and Certification (OHFLAC) found various significant problems, such as failing to have a program to investigate, control and keep infections from spreading.

MEADOWVIEW MANOR HEALTH CARE (Bridgeport, WV)

Meadowview Manor is a 60-bed facility in Bridgeport, West Virginia. The overall rating for Meadowview Manor is two stars (below average). Its health inspections are also 2 stars (below average). Quality measures were only one star (much below average). Inspections by State and/or Federal investigators have found 18 health deficiencies (as compared to an average U.S. facility having only 6.8 deficiencies). Staffing at Meadowview Manor was also lower than both the National and the West Virginia averages for registered nurse hours per patient per day and licensed practical nurse hours per patient per day. The most recent annual inspection conducted by the WV Office of Facility Licensure and Certification (OHFLAC) found various significant problems, such as failing to adequately investigate instances of abuse and neglect and failing to prevent the development of pressure ulcers (also called pressure sores, bed sores or decubitus ulcers).

CLARKSBURG NURSING & REHABILITATION CENTER (Clarksburg, WV)

Clarksburg Nursing & Rehabilitation Center is a 98-bed facility. While most quality indicators are positive for Clarksburg Nursing & Rehabilitation, Staffing was lower than both the National and the West Virginia averages for registered nurse hours per patient per day, licensed practical nurse hours per patient per day AND for certified nurses’ aide hours per patient per day.

HEARTLAND OF CLARKSBURG (Nutter Fort, WV)

Heartland of Clarksburg is a 120-bed facility owned by HCR ManorCare. The overall rating for Heartland of Clarksburg is only two stars (below average). Its health inspections are even worse, only 1 star (much below average). Inspections by State and/or Federal investigators have found 37 health deficiencies (as compared to an average U.S. facility having only 6.8 deficiencies). The most recent annual inspection conducted by the WV Office of Facility Licensure and Certification (OHFLAC) found various significant problems, such as repeated failures to respond to call lights in a timely fashion. Staffing at Heartland of Clarksburg was also lower than both the National and the West Virginia averages for registered nurse hours per patient per day, licensed practical nurse hours per patient per day AND for certified nurses’ aide hours per patient per day.

EMERITUS AT THE HERITAGE (Bridgeport, WV)

Emeritus at the Heritage is a 51-bed facility. The overall rating for Emeritus at the Heritage is only one star (much below average). Its health inspections are equally bad, only 1 star (much below average). Quality measures also come in at only one star (much below average). Inspections by State and/or Federal investigators have found 24 health deficiencies (as compared to an average U.S. facility having only 6.8 deficiencies). Staffing at Emeritus at the Heritage was also very low for registered nurses, with only 20 minutes of RN hours per patient per day compared to a West Virginia average of 48 minutes and a National average of 49 minutes. The most recent annual inspection conducted by the WV Office of Facility Licensure and Certification (OHFLAC) found various significant problems, such as failing to provide adequate care plans for residents with bed sores (also called pressure sores, pressure ulcers or decubitus ulcers) and failing to prevent new bed sores.

SALEM CENTER (Salem, WV)

Salem Center is a 112-bed facility owned by Genesis Healthcare. The overall rating for Salem Center is only one star (much below average). Its health inspections are equally bad, only 1 star (much below average). Inspections by State and/or Federal investigators have found 19 health deficiencies (as compared to an average U.S. facility having only 6.8 deficiencies). Staffing at Salem Center was also much lower than both the National and the West Virginia averages for registered nurse hours per patient per day, and for certified nurses’ aide hours per patient per day – again only 1 star (much below average).

PINEY VALLEY NURSING HOME – Keyser, WV

Piney Valley Nursing Home is a two star (below average). Likewise, the staffing score for Piney Valley is only two stars (below average). That means there are fewer caregivers to provide the needed care and treatments for each resident, which increases the risks of developing bed sores (also called pressure sores, pressure ulcers or decubitus ulcers), malnutrition, dehydration, infections, and serious falls. The most recent annual inspection conducted by the WV Office of Facility Licensure and Certification (OHFLAC) found various significant problems, including the failure to provide care for residents in a way that keeps or builds each resident’s dignity and respect for individuality.

RALEIGH CENTER NURSING HOME – Daniels, WV

Raleigh Center Nursing Home is a for-profit, 68-bed nursing home in Daniels, West Virginia. The overall rating for Raleigh Center Nursing Home is only two stars (below average). The staffing score for Meadow Gardens Nursing Home is even worse, only one star (much below average). That means there are fewer caregivers to provide the needed care and treatments for each resident, which increases the risks of suffering bed sores (also called pressure sores, pressure ulcers or decubitus ulcers), malnutrition, dehydration, contractures, infections, and injuries falls. It is no surprise that the most recent annual inspection conducted by the WV Office of Facility Licensure and Certification (OHFLAC) found various significant problems, including the failure to provide necessary care and services to maintain the highest well being of each resident.

HERITAGE CENTER – Huntington, WV

Heritage Center Nursing Home is a for-profit, 160-bed nursing home in Huntington, West Virginia. The overall rating for Heritage Center Nursing Home is only one star (much below average). The staffing score for Heritage Center Nursing Home is also only one star (much below average). That means there are fewer caregivers to provide the needed care and treatments for each resident, which increases the risks of suffering bed sores (also called pressure sores, pressure ulcers or decubitus ulcers), malnutrition, dehydration, contractures, infections, and injuries falls. The score for Health Inspections is also only one star (much below average). In fact, the most recent annual inspection conducted by the WV Office of Facility Licensure and Certification (OHFLAC) found various significant problems, including the failure to make sure there is a pest control program to prevent/deal with mice, insects, or other pests. Finally, Heritage Center Nursing Home received only one star (much below average) for quality indicators. In other words, Heritage Center Nursing Home got the lowest score possible on every category measured by the federal government.

MEADOW GARDENS NURSING HOME – Rainelle, WV

Meadow Gardens Nursing Home is a for-profit, 60-bed nursing home in Rainelle, West Virginia. The overall rating for Meadow Gardens Nursing Home is only two stars (below average). The staffing score for Meadow Gardens Nursing Home is even worse, only one star (much below average). That means there are fewer caregivers to provide the needed care and treatments for each resident, which increases the risks of suffering bed sores (also called pressure sores, pressure ulcers or decubitus ulcers), malnutrition, dehydration, contractures, infections, and injuries falls. The score for Health Inspections is also only one star (much below average). It is no surprise that the most recent annual inspection conducted by the WV Office of Facility Licensure and Certification (OHFLAC) found various significant problems, including the failure to have a program that investigates, controls, and keeps infections from spreading.

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