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Information & Ratings on Alexian Brothers Lansdowne Village
Having a family member who is receiving inadequate care at a nursing facility is trying for any family. Nobody wants to see their loved ones suffer or experience needless hardship due to the negligence or maliciousness of the facility who they entrusted with their care. When inadequate care is a result of the facility's negligence or malfeasance, then it becomes legally actionable.
When you consult with the attorneys at the Nursing Home Law Center, you can take a concrete step towards ending the mistreatment of your loved one. Sometimes, when the facility is not listening to repeated complaints or fixing issues raised by federal and state inspections, the only way to get results from the facility is to initiate legal action. In that event, not only can you help change your loved one's circumstances for the better, but you also obtain compensation for the suffering and damages that your loved one has endured.
Alexian Brothers Landsdowne Village is owned by a non-profit corporation and is Medicare and Medicaid-certified. The facility has 145 certified beds.
4624 Landsdowne Avenue
Saint Louis, MO 63116
The federal and state authorities are legally able to conduct inspections of the facility, both as a routine matter as well as in response to a complaint. Regulators are empowered to assess fines against the nursing home for either a severe deficiency or deficiencies that have not been corrected after an acceptable remediation period. Alexian Brothers Landsdowne Village was assessed a federal fine of $18,419 in October 2017.
Medicare provides ratings for nursing homes based on the results of inspection of the facility. The overall rating is the product of three different components: Health inspections, staffing and quality measures. Medicare also assigns rating to each of the subfactors. Alexian Brothers Landsdowne Village received a one-star overall rating as well as a one-star rating for health inspections.
The October 2017 inspection of the facility resulted in a large number of health citation. Specifically, Alexian Brothers Landsdowne Village was given 13 health citations. This is well in excess of the national average of slightly under six. The number of serious deficiencies in the area of health inspection resulted in a fine against the facility, which is a drastic measure reflecting serious violations. Even though the number of deficiencies fell in the August 2018 inspection, it was still above the national average for deficiencies and the facility's rating remains at one star.
One of the more egregious incidents from the October 2017 inspection involved two housekeepers that went into a resident's room to clean. They did not knock and turned on the light while the resident was crying and wailing in their bed. The housekeepers continued to clean the room and did not acknowledge the crying patient and did not alert anyone as to the resident's condition. The facility also had numerous care lapses that encroached upon patients' privacy and dignity.
The same inspection also revealed that the facility did not take adequate steps to prevent patients from getting bed sores. In one resident's case, the staff did not change the bandage over a patient's wound for close to two weeks, leading the patient to remove the bandage themselves. Then, the nurse simply marked the wound as healed in spite of the fact that it was not. Other violations included leaving dangerous items in the open such as razors and cleaning formulas.
Alexian Brothers Landsdowne Village has received many citations in the past three years. Regulators have the ability to issue a citation in response to a resident complaint. Alexian Brothers Landsdowne Village has received four complaints in the past three years that have resulted in a citation. In addition, the facility reported five more incidents in that timespan that resulted in a citation.
Additionally, Medicare has the ability to withhold up to two percent of a facility's reimbursement based on the quality of care given by each facility. At the same time, Medicare can give bonuses to facilities who give care. The worse a facility's care is, the more Medicare can withhold up to the maximum two percent. Alexian Brothers Landsdowne Village received nearly the maximum deduction, reflecting the serious issues with medical care at the facility.Get Legal Help Now
If your loved one has suffered injury from the care that they have received at Alexian Brothers Landsdowne Village, you should immediately reach out to the attorneys at Nursing Home Law Center at (800( 926-7565. We specialize in holding facilities that provide poor care accountable for their errors and omissions so that you can know that your loved one is receiving adequate care.
When you contact us at Nursing Home Law Center, we can give you a free consultation in which you can discuss your case with us. We do not charge you anything for the consultation as well as for the entire case unless we obtain a recovery on your behalf. This includes both legal costs as well as any other fees that may be incurred.