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Nursing homes have a legal obligation to deliver the proper nursing care to their residents. It is a given that nursing homes may not mistreat and abuse their residents. Beyond that, these facilities owe a duty of care to those who are entrusted to them. This includes ensuring that the conditions in the home are sanitary and the proper medications are administered to the residents. If your loved one has suffered any harm while residing at a nursing home, you and you family may have a legal cause of action against the facility that can entitle you to financial compensation.
The Luther Manor Retirement & Nursing Center is a small facility with 64 certified beds. It participates in both the Medicare and Medicaid programs. It provides long-stay nursing services to residents of Hannibal, MO and Northeast, MO. It has non-profit ownership and is located at:
Hannibal, MO 63401
URL: Luther Manor Retirement & Nursing Center
Nursing homes have been subject to federal requirements for participation in the Medicare and Medicaid programs for nearly 30 years. Many of these rules relate to the care that skilled nursing facilities provide to their residents. The federal government conducts surveys of nursing homes through inspections that are meant to ensure that the facilities are complying with the regulations. In the event that violations are noticed, nursing homes will be cited for non-compliance. The findings are made public and are available on the Medicare website.
While the Luther Manor Retirement & Nursing Center has not received a federal fine or payment denial from Medicare in the past three years, it still maintains a one star overall rating from Medicare. This is the lowest possible rating that a nursing home can receive. This facility received the lowest possible rating in terms of staffing and quality measures.
In the area of staffing, it was not possible to assess the adequacy of the facility's staffing from the information that it provided to Medicare. When the facility either does not respond to the information request or provides information in a manner that Medicare cannot process, it will receive one star. While this is not a concrete indicator of a deficiency, at the same time, it is not possible to verify whether a facility has the proper amount of staffing when it does not provide a suitable response to Medicare.
With regard to the quality of resident care, this facility's metrics were significantly below the national average in several key areas. One of the important indicators is the rate at which residents develop pressure ulcers. These can be painful conditions that decrease a resident's quality of life. The right care can make pressure ulcers largely avoidable. By periodically shifting a resident's position, the risk for a pressure ulcer can be reduced. Additionally, proactively treating a wound as it develops can keep a pressure ulcer from worsening. Also, residents here develop urinary tract infections at a rate nearly triple the national average. The rate of these infections is also in part a reflection on the quality of care. Finally, residents of this facility are hospitalized at a rate nearly 40 percent higher than the national average.
In the 2017 inspection report, there was a citation assessed for the facility's continuing to give several residents antipsychotic medications without making efforts to gradually reduce the dose. Antipsychotic medications are generally supposed to be a last resort for nursing homes. They should make efforts to have a non-pharmacological intervention. When the residents are on medication, it should ideally not be a permanent solution. In one case, the pharmacist attempted to communicate to the physician that they believed that the medication should be reduced, but the physician did not respond to the pharmacist's attempts to communicate.
There have been other noted deficiencies in the area of administration of medication. In 2016, this home received a Notice of Noncompliance from the State of Missouri. This violation was assigned a Class II rating, making it one level beneath the most significant class of citation. In this particular instance, staff had been administering medication to seven different residents in the dining hall. Each resident's medication was in a plastic cup that was situated on a tray. However, when staff was asked to identify which medications were in the cups, they could not do so. In other words, staff was giving medications to residents without knowing what they were.Have More Questions Regarding Luther Manor Retirement & Nursing Center? Let Our Team Help
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