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.
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).
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