State regulators have refused to issue a license for the West Virginia Veterans Nursing Home because of a host of problems, including failure to meet requirements for accident prevention and infection control. Problems cited in the report include failure to meet requirements for therapeutic diets, care of pressure sores, vision and hearing, activities of daily living, menus and nutrition, quality of life, staffing and general maintenance.
The nursing home originally was expected to be completed in 2005. Its opening was pushed back several times for various reasons, including problems with its communications and air control systems. The citizens of West Virginia should be proud that their state regulators are holding the facility’s “feet to the fire” before granting the license to operate.
Our veterans deserve good care!