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When your loved one needs residential nursing care, in many instances, it becomes your paramount concern as you want to ensure their comfort at a difficult time in your family's existence. When you see your loved one suffering from mistreatment, or even outright abuse, it is not only stressful, but infuriating. There is simply no reason to mistreat elders, especially when the laws prohibit it. These same laws provide protection for your family member and allow you to take legal action when they are receiving deficient care. The attorneys at the Nursing Home Law Center can help you understand these laws and how they apply to the care of your loved one. While laws seem intimidating, with the proper explanation, they can be understood by family members who need their protection.

The Current River Nursing Center is a for profit facility and serves residents of Doniphan and Southeastern Missouri. It has 120 certified beds and it has both long and short-stay options. It participates in both Medicare and Medicaid. It is located at:

1015 N Grand Ave 
Doniphan, MO 63935
(573) 996-4239

Medicare assigns rating to nursing homes based on the results of the inspections to which they are subjected. Skilled nursing facilities are assigned one to five stars, with one-star being the lowest rating. In addition, nursing homes are rated on four different subfactors. When a nursing home receives a one-star rating in a subfactor, it will receive a one-star overall rating.

The Current River Nursing Center received a one-star rating from Medicare. It was rated as one-star in the area of health inspections. Although it has received no fines or Medicare payment denials in the past three years, it is still poorly rated due to a 2017 inspection report that resulted in 17 health citations. This particular inspection report did not reveal any particularly egregious citations, but the preponderance of different citations add up to a picture where many moderate violations have led to substandard care. In plain English, this inspection report showed that this facility has done many little things wrong. Although the facility's 2018 inspection report was much improved, the The Current River Nursing Center still maintains a one-star rating.

Although the the Current River Nursing Center did not receive a one-star rating in the area of staffing, its metrics in the subfactor are suboptimal. It has 48 minutes of staff hours per nurse per resident per day. This is approximately half of the national average. It has only 15 minutes per patient per day of RN time, potentially impacting the quality of care. When nurses are overworked, they are at greater risk for either becoming agitated with residents or making mistakes. 

The Current River Nursing Center has also received six citations from the State of Missouri in the past three years. Nursing homes residents may file complaints with the state regulators. When they do, the state can open up an investigation. Depending on the results of the investigation, the nursing home may receive a citation, which could come with a fine. 

An August 2017 complaint investigation resulted in a number of citations from Missouri. This facility was found to not be providing the necessary services to maintain good nutrition, grooming, and personal and oral hygiene for residents who could not do these activities themselves. It also did not take the proper steps necessary to ensure that residents did not receive pressure sores that are unavoidable. In addition, the lack of adequate staff drew regulatory attention from the State of Missouri who reminded the facility that regulations require the facility to sufficient nursing staff to provide nursing and related services to attain or maintain the highest practicable physical, mental, and psychosocial well-being of each resident. The inspection report seemed to indicate that residents were not receiving proper help and supervision. This can seemingly be attributed to a lack of nursing staff at the facility.

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If your loved one is or has been a resident at this facility, or any other nursing home, and has received deficient care, you need to retain a lawyer immediately. Call us at the Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 726-9565 and let us go to work for you. We have experience in holding Missouri nursing homes accountable for deficient care and elder abuse. We do not get paid unless you receive a financial settlement or a jury award. In other words, it is free to speak to us, and it will cost you nothing unless we win. This includes both legal costs as well as fees associated with your case. Mistreatment of your loved one is not something that you need to fight alone. Instead, you should enlist our legal experience to help your family member's cause.

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