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Life Care Center of Brookfield Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
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Life Care Center of Brookfield Nursing Home
This facility is a "for-profit" 120-certified bed long term care center providing cares and services to residents of Brookfield and Linn County, Missouri. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating home is located at:
315 Hunt Street
Brookfield, Missouri 64628
Life Care Center of Brookfield Nursing Home
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Life Care Center of Brookfield Nursing Home offers other services. Additional focused care includes inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation.
Financial Penalties and Violations
Missouri and the federal government have a legal responsibility for monitoring every nursing home in the state. These agencies have the authority to impose monetary penalties or hold payment from Medicare if the nursing facility has violated rules and regulations. Typically, the more serious the violation, the higher the monetary fines, especially if neglect or abuse caused harm or could have caused harm to a resident.
The nursing home received one complaint and self-reported one serious problem over the last thirty-six months that resulted in violation citations. Additional information about this nursing home can be found on the Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services Website.
Brookfield Missouri Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Our attorneys review data on every long-term and intermediate care facility on Medicare.com and the Missouri Department of Public Health website.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of two out of five stars, including two out of five stars concerning health inspections, three out of five stars for staffing issues and three out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Protect Every Resident from All Forms of Abuse Including Physical and Sexual Assault, Physical Punishment, and Neglect by Anybody – citation #F600 date January 2, 2019
The state investigators determined that the facility failed to ensure that one resident “remained free of abuse when [a CNA] pinched the resident’s face and told the resident to shut up.”
The survey team reviewed the resident’s Admission MDS (Minimum Data Set) that revealed the cognitively intact resident had “verbal behaviors directed toward others (e.g.) threatening others, screaming at others, cursing at others).”
The resident also had “other behavioral symptoms not directed toward others (e.g., physical symptoms such as hitting or scratching self, pacing, rummaging, public sexual acts, disrobing in public, throwing food or bodily waste, or verbal/vocal symptoms like screaming, disruptive sounds).”
At 7:00 PM one night, a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) “called the Director of Nursing reporting an abuse allegation involving [this resident].” The Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) had reported that they had heard another CNA say, “shut up, shut up.”
The reporting CNA said when he/she turned around, the verbally abusive CNA “had his/her face very close to the resident’s face and the resident was trying to back away from [the aggressive CNA].”
The LPN entered the resident’s room and “asked the resident what was going on.” The resident “started to cry and said [the CNA] pinched him/her on the face.” The investigation uncovered that the resident “had a visitor in the room when the alleged incident took place, and the facility interviewed him/her.”
The resident’s visitor said that they were “behind the privacy curtain and did not see anything, but heard the resident say, ‘do not touch me like that.’” The visitor said that “the resident was very upset after the staff left the room and appeared very short.”
During an interview with the allegedly aggressive employee, that CNA “denied telling the resident to shut up or grabbing the resident.” The facility suspended the CNA immediately on December 25, 2018, the day the allegation was reported. The facility substantiated the allegation of abuse, and [the CNA] was terminated.”
The facility Administrator stated that “the resident told him that [the CNA] grabbed his/her face and told him/her to shut up [and] had never made any previous allegation regarding staff mistreatment.”
A Victim of Neglect at Life Care Center of Brookfield Nursing Home? Contact Us Today for Help
Was your loved one mistreated while residing at Life Care Center of Brookfield Nursing Home? Contact the Missouri nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Linn County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Brookfield.
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