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 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.
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.
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