Nursing Homes in and around PARKERSBURG, WV and MARIETTA, OH

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.

In and around Parkersburg, West Virginia (Wood County) and Marietta, Ohio (Washington County), there are 11 facilities with at least 50 certified beds. This article is designed to summarize important information about each of these 11 facilities:

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 license 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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