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.

Perhaps you are not familiar with the Nursing Home Compare website administered by CMS at 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 previous 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.

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 infection 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.

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