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West Virginia nursing home abuse assistance

Nursing home abuse involving West Virginia nursing homes should be reported.  Below are the names of state officials to whom you may report nursing home abuse or neglect.

State Long Term Care Ombudsman
Larry Medley
State LTC Ombudsman
West Virginia Bureau of Senior Services
1900 Kanawha Boulevard East
Bldg #10
Charleston, WV 25305-0160
Work: (304)558-3317
Fax: (304)558-0004
Office on Aging
Ann Stottlemyer
WV Bureau of Senior Services - III
Holly Grove - Building 10
1900 Kanawha Boulevard East
Charleston, WV 25305-0160
Work: (304)558-3317
Fax: (304)558-5609
Licensure and Certifications
John Wilkinson
West Virginia Department of Health
Health Facility Licensure
350 Capitol Street
Room 206
Charleston, WV 25301-3718
Work: (304)558-0050
Fax: (304)558-2515
Medicaid Fraud Unit Control
Sam Cook
Director, MFCU
Medicaid Fraud Control Unit of West Virginia
8 Fletcher Square
Dunbar, WV 25064-3136
Work: (304)558-1858
Fax: (304)558-3498
Board of Examiners for Nursing Home Administrator
Alberta Slack
WV NHA Licensing Board
5303 Kensington Drive
Cross Lanes, WV 25313
Work: (304)759-0722
Fax: (304)759-0724
Medicaid Agency
Nancy Atkins
WV Dept of Health and Human Resources
Bureau for Medical Services
350 Capitol Street
Room 251
Charleston, WV 25301-3706
Work: (304)558-1700
Fax: (304)558-1451
Quality Improvement Organization
John Wiesendanger
Chief Executive Officer
WV Medical Institute, Inc
3001 Chesterfield Place
Charleston, WV 25304
Work: (304)346-9864
Fax: (304)346-9863
Protection and Advocacy System
Debbie Mitchem
Acting Executive Director
West Virginia Advocates, Inc.
1207 Quarrier Street
Litton Bldg., 4th Floor
Charleston, WV 25301
Work: (304)346-0847
Fax: (304)346-0867
Adult Protective Service Agency
Deborah Dodrill
Office of Social Services/Admin & Adult Servi
Dept of Health & Human Res.
350 Capitol Street
Charleston, WV 25301-3740
Work: (304)558-3076
Fax: (304)558-4563
Local and Regional Ombudsmen
Anna Boggs
Long Term Care Ombudsman Prog
327 9th Street
Parkersburg, WV 26101
Work: (304)485-4242
Fax: (304)428-6741
Area Served: Calhoun, Doddridge, Jackson, Ritchie, Wirt, Wood counties
Katherine Chapman
Legal Aid Society of Charleston/Region IV
Long Term Care Ombudman Pro.
623 4th Avenue
Huntington, WV 25701
Work: (800)834-0598
Fax: (304)522-1901
Area Served: Boone, Cabell, Lincoln, Logan, Mingo, Putnam, Wayne (except Wayne Continuous Care) counties
Roy Herzbach
Regional Ombudsman Program Supervisor
Legal Aid Society of Charleston
Long Term Care Ombudsman Prog.
922 Quarrier Street, #400
Embleton Building, 4th Floor
Charleston, WV 25301-2366
Work: (800)834-0598
Fax: (304)345-5934
Area Served: Mason county - **Supervises all the other ombs.**
Janel Isner
LTC Ombudsman Program/Region VII
Long Term Care Ombudsman Prog.
P.O. Box 2985
Elkins, WV 26241
Work: (800)834-0598
Fax: (304)636-6355
Area Served: Fayette, Greenbrier, Nicholas, Pocahontas, Randolph, Tucker, Webster counties
Phyllis Jarvis
Legal Aid Society-Charleston/Region III
Long Term Care Ombudsman Prog.
922 Quarrier Street
4th Floor
Charleston, WV 25301
Work: (800)834-0598
Fax: (304)345-5934
Area Served: Braxton, Clay, Kanawha, Roane counties
Delores Polly Lafferty
Ombudsman with Legal Aid of WV
103 N. Kanawha Street
Beckley, WV 25801
Work: (304)255-0561
Fax: (304)255-0562
Area Served: Raleigh, Boone, Logan, Mingo, McDowell and Wyoming counties
Marge Medvick
LTC Ombudsman Program/Region V
Long Term Care Ombudsman Prog.
P.O. Box 546
Keyser, WV 26726
Work: (800)834-0598
Fax: (304)788-6770
Area Served: Berkley, Grant, Hampshire, Hardy, Jefferson, Mineral, Morgan, Pendleton counties
Maggie Meehan
Appalachian Legal Services, Region VIII
1428 Main Street
Princeton, WV 24740
Work: (800)834-0598
Fax: (304)431-3016
Area Served: McDowell, Mercer, Monroe, Raleigh, Summers, Wyoming counties
Chris Rine
Legal Aid Society of Charleston/Region I
Long Term Care Ombudsman Prog
1100 Chapline Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
Work: (800)834-0598
Area Served: Brooke, Hancock, Marion, Marshall, Ohio, Pleasants, Tyler, Wetzel counties
Betsy Talbott
Legal Aid West Virginia
Long Term Care Ombudsman Prog.
153 Holland Avenue
Westover, WV 26501
Work: (800)834-0598
Area Served: Barbour, Harrison, Lewis, Monongalia, Preston, Taylor, Upshur counties