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The Healthcare Resort of Kansas City Nursing Center Abuse and Neglect Attorneys
Many families have limited options when providing care to a loved one who requires outside nursing assistance. Typically, the family will choose to place a loved one in a nursing home to ensure they receive the best care possible. Unfortunately, abuse and neglect are serious problems in nursing homes across the United States.
If your loved one was victimized through neglect, mistreatment or abuse while living in a Wyandotte County nursing facility, contact the Kansas Nursing Home Law Center attorneys now for immediate legal help. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive financial compensation to recover your damages. We will use the law to hold those responsible for your harm rightfully accountable.The Healthcare Resort of Kansas City Nursing Center
This long-term care home is a "for profit" 70-certified bed center providing cares and services to residents of Kansas City and Wyandotte County, Kansas. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
8900 Parallel Parkway
Kansas City, Kansas 66112
The Healthcare Resort of Kansas City Nursing Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, The Healthcare Resort of Kansas City Nursing Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes outpatient therapy, cardiac rehab, stroke rehabilitation, wound care, and restorative services involving physical, speech, and occupational therapies.
Both the federal government and the state of Kansas have the legal responsibility to levy monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare if a nursing home has violated established rules and regulations that harm or could have harmed residents.
Within the last three years, investigators imposed two monetary penalties against The Healthcare Resort of Kansas City Nursing Center, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $19,695 fine on September 11, 2018, and an $11,700 fine on July 24, 2017, for a total of $31,395.
This nursing facility received ten complaints and self-reported three serious issues over the last three years that resulted in violation citations. Additional documentation about fines and penalties can be found on the Kansas Office of Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program.
The federal government and Kansas Department of Public Health website update comprehensive information containing historical details of all citations and violations.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of two out of five stars, including one out of five stars concerning health inspections, four out of five stars for staffing issues and three out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Provide Appropriate Pressure Ulcer Care Prevent New Ulcers from Developing – citation #F686 date September 11, 2018
The state investigators determined that “the facility failed to develop and implement timely and effective interventions to prevent the development of four facility-acquired, ‘unable to determine’ pressure ulcers.” The investigation involved a severely, cognitively impaired resident who “requires extensive assistance for activities of daily living from two staff members for bed mobility, transfer, dressing, and toilet use.”
The resident “had an indwelling Foley catheter (a tube inserted into the bladder to drain urine into a collection bag). Documentation shows that the resident “had no pressure ulcers but was at risk for pressure ulcers and received no protective equipment for the prevention of pressure ulcers.”
The resident’s baseline weight, as documented in the MDS (Minimum Data Set) Assessment was 195.0 pounds.” The resident Care Area Assessment dated March 25, 2018, for pressure ulcers identified the resident “was at risk for the development of pressure ulcers and directed staff to reposition him/her as needed.”
The resident’s Quarterly MDS documented that the resident “had no cognitive or functional changes. However, now presented with a stage III (a sore that extends into the tissue beneath the skin, forming a small crater. Fat may appear in the sore) pressure ulcer and received pressure-relieving devices on the bed.”
At that time, the resident recorded weight was 152.0 pounds and recorded the resident had more than 5% in one month or 10% in six months weight loss that was not planned.”
The surveyors determined that “the facility failed to develop and implement interventions to prevent the development of this resident ‘unable to determine’ pressure ulcer to the right buttocks and three areas to the right leg.”
The nursing home “also failed to implement timely and effective interventions to promote healing and prevent the deterioration of the wound.” This failure “resulted in the worsening of the resident’s pressure ulcer and the development of three new areas in this dependent resident.”
Do you suspect that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment while living at The Healthcare Resort of Kansas City Nursing Center? Contact the Kansas nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Wyandotte County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Kansas City.
We do not charge for case evaluations and consultations. Also, we provide a 100% “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee. This promise means we will postpone all of your payments for legal services until after we have secured a financial recovery on your behalf.