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.
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.
If you suspect that your loved one was the victim of abuse or neglect at a nursing home and you want to talk directly to an attorney, call the lawyers at Goddard & Wagoner PLLC. Our attorneys will help answer your questions free of charge. Protect your loved ones. Call the West Virginia lawyers at Goddard & Wagoner PLLC today. 304-623-HELP (4357).