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Life Care Center of Florissant Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers work on your behalf to ensure your family receives monetary compensation for your damages. We use the law to ensure that those responsible for causing injuries and harm are held financially and legally responsible. Let us begin working on your case today.Life Care Center of Florissant Nursing Home
This long-term care facility is a 90-certified bed Medicare and Medicaid-participating center providing services to residents of Florissant and Saint Louis County, Missouri. The "for profit" home is located at:
1201 Garden Plaza Drive
Florissant, Missouri 63033
Life Care Center of Florissant Nursing Home
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Life Care Center of Florissant Nursing Home offers other services. Additional focused care includes inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation.
The federal government has the legal authority to penalize any nursing home that has violated rules and regulations that have harmed or could have harmed a nursing facility resident. These penalties include denial of payment for Medicare services are an imposed a monetary fine.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Life Care Center of Florissant Nursing Home for $63,180 on September 21, 2018, citing substandard care. During this time, Medicare denied payment on September 21, 2018, due to a lack of quality care.
This nursing facility received five complaints and self-reported two serious issues over the last three years that resulted in violation citations. Additional documentation concerning penalties and fines can be reviewed on the Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services Website.
To be fully informed on the level of care nursing homes provide, families routinely research Medicare.gov and the Missouri Department of Public Health website database systems for a complete list of deficiencies, violations, and citations.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including one 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 Report and Investigate Any Act or Reports of Abuse, Neglect or Mistreatment of Residents – citation #F225 date July 28, 2017
The state investigators determined that the facility “failed to ensure a thorough investigation of resident-to-resident abuse and missing jewelry for two random sampled residents” in completing the survey. A record review revealed that the facility completed an investigation “into their inappropriate touching (sexual abuse) allegation.”
The investigative report documented that the “facility learned from a family member that [the resident] alleged [another resident] touched him/her inappropriately on July 12, 2017, [when they were] sitting together at a meal in the main dining room.” The document says that “the facility initiated an investigation into the allegation.”
The report indicates that “staff did not allow the residents to sit together at the facility and initiated an investigation.” The staff interviewed the resident alleging sexual misconduct “regarding the allegation and believed [the other resident] did not touch him/her inappropriately on purpose.”
The report indicates that both residents are “alert and oriented.” The reporting resident “insisted on staff allowing him/her to sit with [the aggressive resident]. The Executive Director or designee “will check with [the allegedly assaulted resident] every day to ensure the resident is free from sexual/physical/verbal abuse.”
The surveyors conducted interviews with the dietary staff who “worked in the dining room on the day of the incident. They all denied any knowledge of the alleged incident. The facility failed to provide any additional documentation regarding the investigation.”
The facility did not interview the [allegedly aggressive resident] regarding the allegations; Nurse’s Notes regarding the incident to show staff knew of the allegation; social service notes regarding the incident to show staff monitored the residents and ensure each resident’s safety.”
The nursing home did not develop and implement “interventions on each resident’s Care Plan to direct the staff on how to monitor the residents [or have any] documentation of any [comprehensive] body assessment on [the abused resident].”
Do you suspect that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment while living at Life Care Center of Florissant Nursing Home? Contact the Missouri nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Saint Louis County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Florissant.
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