WEIRTON GERIATRIC CENTER

Nursing Home Inspector

2525 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE
WEIRTON, WV 26062
Hancock County
Phone: 304-723-4300
Provider Number: 515037
Last Inspection: 03/10/2017

About the Nursing Home

Number of Beds: 137
Number of Residents: 132
Beds Available: 5
Percent Occupancy: 96%
Insurance Accepted: Medicare & Medicaid
Types of Councils: Both
Ownership: For profit - Corporation
Within Hospital?: NO

About State Inspection Deficiencies

Nursing Homes that are Medicare and/or Medicaid certified are licensed by the state and are required to comply with rigid standards enforced by regular facility inspections and extensive evaluations.

The state inspection deficiencies provided here are accounts reported by state inspectors of every discrepancy found where the home failed to meet the minimum standards set forth by state and federal regulations. If a home does not show any deficiencies, it has met the minimum standards required.

Please note: Findings in these inspections do not present a complete picture of the quality of care provided. Information in this database should be interpreted carefully and used in conjunction with other sources, as well as a visit to the nursing home.


Deficiency Ratings

Our nursing home inspector tool compares the severity of deficiences rather than the number of deficiences. We calculate the severity of each deficiency using the formula:

Severity Rating = Scope + Level of Harm.

Deficiency Rating= Sum of ALL Severity Ratings

Severity Scope Level of Harm
2 1-Isolated 1-Potential for minimal harm
3 2-Pattern 1-Potential for minimal harm
3 1-Isolated 2-Minimal harm or potential for actual harm
4 3-Widespread 1-Potential for minimal harm
4 2-Pattern 2-Minimal harm or potential for actual harm
4 1-Isolated 3-Actual harm
5 3-Widespread 2-Minimal harm or potential for actual harm
5 2-Pattern 3-Actual harm
5 1-Isolated 4-Immediate jeopardy to resident health or safety
6 3-Widespread 3-Actual harm
6 2-Pattern 4-Immediate jeopardy to resident health or safety
7 3-Widespread 4-Immediate jeopardy to resident health or safety

Deficiency Ratings
By Region

Lower Numbers Are Better

 

8

Facility
27

County
28

WV
20

USA

Deficiency Ratings
By Year

Lower Numbers Are Better

 

8

2017
20

2015
37

2014

Medicare Ratings

Overall Rating: Overall Rating
Health Rating: Health Rating
Staff Rating: Staff Rating
Quality Rating: Quality Rating

 

Details by Inspection Date

3/10/2017 Inspection

 
Deficiency Description Scope : Level of Harm 1 -- Rating -- 7 Corrected
Failed To: 1) Hire only people with no legal history of abusing, neglecting or mistreating residents; or 2) report and investigate any acts or reports of abuse, neglect or mistreatment of residents. Isolated : Minimal 3 4/11/2017
 
Failed To: Store, cook, and serve food in a safe and clean way. Widespread : Minimal 5 4/11/2017
 

11/19/2015 Inspection

 
Deficiency Description Scope : Level of Harm 1 -- Rating -- 7 Corrected
Failed To: Develop a complete care plan that meets all the resident's needs, with timetables and actions that can be measured. Isolated : Minimal 3 1/19/2016
 
Failed To: Provide care by qualified persons according to each resident's written plan of care. Isolated : Minimal 3 1/19/2016
 
Failed To: Ensure residents maintain acceptable nutritional status. Isolated : Actual 4 1/19/2016
 
Failed To: Prepare food that is nutritional, appetizing, tasty, attractive, well-cooked, and at the right temperature. Isolated : Minimal 3 1/19/2016
 
Failed To: Store, cook, and serve food in a safe and clean way. Isolated : Minimal 3 1/19/2016
 
Failed To: Maintain drug records and properly mark/label drugs and other similar products according to accepted professional standards. Pattern : Minimal 4 1/19/2016
 

10/7/2014 Inspection

 
Deficiency Description Scope : Level of Harm 1 -- Rating -- 7 Corrected
Failed To: Honor a residents' rights as a residents of the nursing home, free of coercion and reprisal, and as citizens or residents of the United States. Isolated : Minimal 3 12/3/2014
 
Failed To: Allow residents to easily view the results of the nursing home's most recent inspection. Widespread : Potential 4 12/3/2014
 
Failed To: 1) Hire only people with no legal history of abusing, neglecting or mistreating residents; or 2) report and investigate any acts or reports of abuse, neglect or mistreatment of residents. Isolated : Minimal 3 12/3/2014
 
Failed To: Provide care for residents in a way that maintains or improves their dignity and respect in full recognition of their individuality. Isolated : Minimal 3 12/3/2014
 
Failed To: Provide housekeeping and maintenance services. Pattern : Minimal 4 12/3/2014
 
Failed To: Develop a complete care plan that meets all the resident's needs, with timetables and actions that can be measured. Isolated : Minimal 3 12/3/2014
 
Failed To: Ensure that each resident's 1) entire drug/medication regimen is free from unnecessary drugs; and 2) is managed and monitored to achieve highest level of well-being. Pattern : Minimal 4 12/3/2014
 
Failed To: Post nurse staffing information/data on a daily basis. Widespread : Potential 4 12/3/2014
 
Failed To: Store, cook, and serve food in a safe and clean way. Widespread : Minimal 5 12/3/2014
 
Failed To: At least once a month, have a licensed pharmacist review each resident's medication(s) and report any irregularities to the attending doctor. Pattern : Minimal 4 12/3/2014
 

Complaint Investigation Deficiencies

These deficiencies resulted from complaints investigated by the state inspectors and substantiated.

5/3/2017 Investigation

 
Deficiency Description Scope : Level of Harm 1 -- Rating -- 7 Corrected
Failed To: Ensure that a nursing home area is free from accident hazards and provide adequate supervision to prevent avoidable accidents. Pattern : Minimal 4 5/23/2017
 

About The Staff

(Higher Numbers Are Better)

Staffing Hours Per Day Per Resident... This Facility County Avg WV State Avg
Number of Residents 132 69.00 75.79
Registered Nurses 0.76 1.65 0.71
Licensed Practical / Vocational Nurses 0.74 1.11 0.86
Certified Nursing Assistants 3.14 2.99 2.13
Total Staff Hours 4.64 5.75 3.69

 


About the Residents

(Lower Numbers Are Better)

Percent of Residents... This Facility% County Avg% WV State Avg%
of high risk long-stay residents with pressure ulcers 8 8 6
of long-stay residents assessed and appropriately given the pneumococcal vaccine 100 100 97
of long-stay residents assessed and appropriately given the seasonal influenza vaccine 99 95 96
of long-stay residents experiencing one or more falls with major injury 3 4 4
of long-stay residents who have depressive symptoms 3 3 4
of long-stay residents who lose too much weight 10 9 7
of long-stay residents who received an antianxiety or hypnotic medication 25 27 26
of long-stay residents who received an antipsychotic medication 19 17 15
of long-stay residents who self-report moderate to severe pain 1 2 5
of long-stay residents who were physically restrained 1 0 0
of long-stay residents whose ability to move independently worsened 16 16 22
of long-stay residents whose need for help with daily activities has increased 13 15 17
of long-stay residents with a catheter inserted and left in their bladder 2 2 2
of long-stay residents with a urinary tract infection 12 11 5
of low risk long-stay residents who lose control of their bowels or bladder 43 49 43
of short-stay residents assessed and appropriately given the pneumococcal vaccine 93 95 85
of short-stay residents who had an outpatient emergency department visit 6 9 15
of short-stay residents who newly received an antipsychotic medication 0 63 65
of short-stay residents who self-report moderate to severe pain 1 2 2
of short-stay residents who were assessed and appropriately given the seasonal influenza vaccine 96 16 14
of short-stay residents who were rehospitalized after a nursing home admission 26 97 83
of short-stay residents with pressure ulcers that are new or worsened 4 25 23