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Life Care Center of Waynesville Nursing Home
This facility is a "for-profit" 120-certified bed long term care center providing cares and services to residents of Waynesville and Pulaski County, Missouri. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating home is located at:
700 Birch Lane
Waynesville, Missouri 65583
Life Care Center of Waynesville Nursing Home
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Life Care Center of Waynesville Nursing Home offers other services. Additional focused care includes inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation.
Financial Penalties and Violations
When investigators working for the federal government identify severe violations of nursing home rules and regulations, they can penalize the facility by a denial of payment for Medicare services or impose monetary fines.
The nursing home received one complaint and self-reported one serious problem over the last thirty-six months that resulted in violation citations. Additional documentation about fines and penalties can be found on the Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services Website.
Waynesville Missouri Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Our attorneys obtain and review data on every Missouri long-term care home from various online publically available sources, including the Department of Public Health website and Medicare.gov.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of two out of five stars, including two out of five stars concerning health inspections, two out of five stars for staffing issues and two 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 December 19, 2018
- Failure to Provide Appropriate Pressure Ulcer Care and Prevent New Ulcers from Developing – citation #Avenue 686 date August 31, 2018
The state investigator determined the facility “failed to ensure one resident remained free from verbal abuse when a staff member called the resident a hateful [****] during care.”
A review of the facility’s investigation dated December 12, 2018, revealed an allegation on the morning of December 12, 2018, at 6:15 AM during the shift change. At that time, three Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) stood at the end of the resident’s bed.
“All of a sudden they heard [a fourth CNA] yell in the resident’s face, ‘well you know what? You are a hateful [****] too.’” The CNA “is being put on suspension immediately pending investigation.”
The second CNA stated that “we all stood in shock and [two of the other CNAs said to the fourth verbally abusive CNA] ‘Be nice to that resident, today is his/her first day.’” After a full investigation was completed, the facility determined to “terminate the employment of [the verbally abusive CNA] effective December 12, 2018.”
The nursing home “failed to implement interventions in the Plan of Care to promote healing for one resident at risk for pressure ulcer development after the resident returned to the facility from an acute hospital stay with pressure ulcers.”
The staff “also failed to complete timely skin assessments as directed to monitor for improvement or decline of the pressure ulcers.” The incident involved a severely, cognitively impaired resident “who required the extensive assistance of one staff member for locomotion, eating, and hygiene; and requires extensive assistance of two-staff members for bed mobility, transfers, dressing, and toilet use.”
The resident’s five-day MDS (Minimum Data Set) Assessment show that the resident had one Stage II pressure ulcer and two unstageable pressure ulcers.” The surveyors indicated that a review of the resident’s records showed staff “did not document an assessment to show they monitored for improvement or decline of the resident’s coccyx ulcer from May 3, 2018, of May 15, 2018.”
During that time, the wound had “more depth, and slough present and is now a Stage III.”
Was Your Loved One Injured at Life Care Center of Waynesville Nursing Home? Our Lawyers Can Help
Do you believe that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment, abuse, or neglect while living at Life Care Center of Waynesville Nursing Home? Contact the Missouri nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Pulaski County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Waynesville.
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