River Oaks, located in Clarksburg / Nutter Fort, West Virginia, is a for profit nursing home associated with Stonerise Healthcare in Charleston, WV. River Oaks is located in the facility that was previously known as Heartland of Clarksburg and operated by HCR Manor Care.
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 River Oaks is only two stars (below average). The Health Inspection score for River Oaks is only one star (much below average). One recent survey conducted by the WV Office of Facility Licensure and Certification (OHFLAC) shows that River Oaks failed to develop polices that prevent mistreatment, neglect, or abuse of residents or theft of resident property.
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