Deficiencies and Lawsuits vs. Charleston Healthcare Center in West Virginia

Cases and deficiencies vs. Charleston Healthcare Center

Background Information on Charleston Healthcare Center

Charleston Healthcare Center, also known as Chesterfield Leasing Co., LLC., is a 184-bed, for-profit nursing home located in Kanawha County, West Virginia.

Lawsuit Against the Prior Ownership

The facility can be found at 3819 Chesterfield Avenue in Charleston, WV. Charleston Healthcare Center was previously known as Stonerise Charleston, but the ownership of the facility changed in July of 2022. Stonerise Charleston, owned by Stonerise Healthcare Transitional Care, was bought by Communicare Health Services, which led to the facility receiving a new name. Stonerise Charleston had been sued multiple times for allegations of nursing home abuse and neglect, however, as of September 2023, Charleston Healthcare Center has yet to be brought to court. Stonerise Charleston was sued right before the change in ownership for a wrongful death case.

Baldwin, Jennifer E/O vs. Stonerise Charleston

Allegations: Ms. Baldwin’s daughter alleged that Ms. Baldwin had been the victim of nursing home negligence. Due to the lack of care at the nursing home, she suffered from multiple urinary tract infections (UTIs), which led to septic shock and her untimely passing.

Medicare Rating at Charleston Healthcare Center

As of the date of this post, Medicare has given Charleston Healthcare Center an overall rating of one out of five stars. According to Medicare’s rating system, this is “much below average.” This rating is based on the facility’s poor performance with inspections, staffing reports, and resident quality care measures. Within the past year of standard health, complaint, and infection control inspections, Charleston Healthcare Center received a total of 21 health citations. The average annual number of health citations given to nursing facilities across the U.S. is 9. West Virginia’s average is 12.8.

Deficiencies at Charleston Healthcare Center for Resident Care Violations

May 3rd, 2023, Inspection at Charleston Healthcare Center

A complaint inspection occurred at Charleston Healthcare Center in May 2023. Based on review of facility documentation and interviews, it was determined that the facility had failed to appropriately record and respond to grievances made by residents or their families. For example, one resident complained about staffing concerns and an issue she had with a specific certified nursing assistant (CNA). A review of the facility’s grievance log showed that the complaint had not been recorded. Another resident had made a complaint about CNAs ignoring their call light and not being changed in a timely manner when the resident was incontinent. In a review of the grievance log, this complaint was not recorded either.

November 16th, 2022, Inspection at Charleston Healthcare Center

During this inspection at the facility, inspectors determined that staff had failed to provide the appropriate transfer documents when Resident #493 was sent to the hospital. The facility is supposed to send documentation such as a transfer form that includes the resident’s current diagnoses, latest vital signs, contact information for the resident’s Power of Attorney, medication list, etc.

July 28th, 2022, Inspection at Charleston Healthcare Center

Based on observations, record review, and interviews, it was discovered that the facility failed to keep call lights in reach of every resident. Additionally, Charleston Healthcare Center failed to maintain an effective pest control program, resulting in 10-20 ants on the nurses’ station.

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Disclaimer

*Each case is different. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome or indicate an expected outcome on your particular case. The above prior lawsuit information is for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. The information is not provided in the course of an attorney-client relationship and is not intended to substitute for legal advice from an attorney. This individual case information above comes from publicly filed allegations gathered from the plaintiff’s complaint. The allegations in the complaint have not been proven true. These cases are not the work of this law firm. The inspection results are provided from public government agency surveys. The state Department of Health conducts a survey of all nursing home facilities at least once every 15 months. The deficiencies listed on this page may have been corrected after the date of the inspection and date of publishing this material. Citations, ratings, statistics, and deficiencies are current as of the date of this post and will change later on. The inspection findings published are not complete. You may find the most up to date information at medicare.gov. This material is not endorsed by the facility noted or by any governmental agency. Speak with an attorney immediately if you believe you have a viable case against a nursing home, assisted living facility, or medical facility.

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