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Maple Hills Healthcare a.k.a. Shawnee Post Acute Nursing Center Abuse and Neglect Attorneys
Many of the problems associated with mistreatment occurring in assisted-living facilities in nursing homes are the result of a lack of trained personnel, minimal supervision, or understaffing. In these incidents, the needs of the residents are often ignored; they suffer serious injuries from a fall or develop life-threatening avoidable bedsores. Other residents wander away from the facility due to a lack of supervision; as mentioned in the citation below.
If your loved one was assaulted, abused, mistreated or neglected while residing in a Johnson County nursing facility, contact the Kansas Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal assistance. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive monetary compensation for your damages.Maple Hills Healthcare a.k.a. Shawnee Post Acute Nursing Center
This long-term care center is a 101-certified bed "for profit" home providing services to residents of Overland Park and Johnson County, Kansas. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
7600 Antioch Road
Overland Park, Kansas 66204
Maple Hills Healthcare a.k.a. Shawnee Post Acute Nursing Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Maple Hills Healthcare a.k.a. Shawnee Post Acute Nursing Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes massage therapy, cardiac rehab, stroke rehab, outpatient therapies, wound care, and restorative care, involving physical, speech, and occupational therapies.
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.
Within the last three years, investigators imposed two monetary penalties against Maple Hills Healthcare A.K.A. Shawnee Post Acute Nursing Center, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $7,150 fine on October 24, 2017, and a $146,758 fine on November 29, 2016, for a total of $153,908. During this time, Medicare denied payment on November 29, 2016, due to a lack of quality care.
This nursing home received six complaints and self-reported one serious issue over the last thirty-six months that resulted in violation citations. Additional documentation concerning penalties and fines can be reviewed on the Kansas Office of Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program.
Information on every intermediate and long-term care home in the state can be reviewed on government-owned and operated database websites including the Kansas Department of Public Health 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, 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, Physical Punishment, and Being Separated from Others – citation #F223 date November 29, 2016
The state investigative team determined that “the facility failed to maintain an environment free from abuse from [a staff member] when an allegation of verbal abuse and intimidation arose for [one resident].” The investigation involved a cognitively intact resident who “requires extensive staff to assist for bed mobility, transfers, dressing, and toileting.”
The survey team interviewed the resident who stated that “a licensed nursing staff spoke to him/her in an unkind and harsh tone during a recent medication pass. He/she stated [the staff member] became aggravated that he/he had to repeat the names of the medications and told the resident he/she was ‘not in the mood, whatever’, and sighed heavily.”
The resident stated that they had reported the incident to the administrative staff “who responded that the resident must have been mistaken because [the licensed staff member] was a nursing supervisor.” The resident stated that they also “reported the incident to [a nursing administrative staff member].”
The resident stated during an interview that while they were eating breakfast in the dining room, the licensed staff member “provided whole medications in a medication cup to him/her and another resident who always takes his/her medications crushed.” The resident stated that the other resident “did not have clear speech and was trying to inform [the licensed staff member that they needed their] pills crushed.”
However, the staff member “thought the resident was refusing the medications.” The resident stated that they “tried to explain to [the Licensed Nursing Staff member that they preferred their] medications with applesauce and that the other resident wanted [their] medications crushed.” However, the licensed staff member told them to leave.
A different staff member entered the resident’s room “to ask what the commotion was about and provided [them] with the Administrator’s name and phone number.” Later, when the resident was attempting to go toward the elevator, the administrative staff member put their hand “on the wheelchair so [the resident] could not move, leaned into her face and stated ‘bad mouthing [the licensed staff member] will stop. What you are saying is bordering on harassment.’”
Were you the victim of mistreatment while you lived at Maple Hills Healthcare a.k.a. Shawnee Post Acute Nursing Center? Contact the Kansas nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Johnson County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Overland Park.
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