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NHC Healthcare - Joplin Nursing Center
This Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is a "for-profit" center providing services to residents of Joplin and Jasper County, Missouri. The 126-certified bed long-term care home is located at:
2700 East 34th Street
Joplin, Missouri 64803
NHC Healthcare - Joplin Nursing Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, NHC Healthcare - Joplin Nursing Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long term care.
The facility also provides comprehensive rehab services, wound care, assisted and independent living options, medically-complex care, respiratory care, bariatric care, pulmonary care, IV (intervenous) care, post-stroke care, enteral nutrition, pain management, hospice, oncology care, dementia and memory care, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.
Fined $169,743 for substandard care
Financial Penalties and Violations
Federal and state investigators have a legal obligation to penalize any nursing home that violated a rule or regulation that harmed or could have harmed a resident. These penalties typically include imposed monetary fines or denial of payment for Medicare services. Usually, the higher the violation, the higher the fine.
Within the last thirty-six months, investigators imposed three monetary penalties against NHC Healthcare - Joplin Nursing Center, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $85,228 fine on March 08, 2019, a $7,150 fine on August 11, 2017, and a $77,365 fine on November 10, 2016, for a total of $169,743. During this time, Medicare denied payment on March 08, 2019, due to a lack of quality care.
This nursing home received four complaints and self-reported one serious issue over the last thirty-six months that resulted in violation citations. Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the State of Missouri Health and Senior Services Website.
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Joplin 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 three 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 Report and Investigate Any Act or Reports of Abuse, Neglect or Mistreatment of Residents – citation #F225 date November 10, 2016
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to report an allegation of abuse made by [one resident] within twenty-four hours to the State Survey and Certification Agency” as required by law. The facility also “failed to conduct a thorough and timely investigation of the same allegation and allowed the alleged perpetrator to continue working on the hall where [the resident] resided.”
It was noted that “this failure had the potential to affect all seventy residents residing in the C Hall.” The investigation involved a cognitively intact resident who “requires extensive assistance of two or more staff for bed mobility, transferring toileting, and personal hygiene.” The resident has “a urinary catheter.”
The staff was directed to check the resident “for bowel incontinence every two hours and provide incontinence care as needed and provide extensive assistance of one staff to turn [the resident] every two hours.”
The investigators interviewed the resident who said, “one of the night shifts’ Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) frequently care for [them], or she refused to care for him/her and was rude. [The resident] said the CNA had worked on him/her the previous night, on October 31, 2016.”
The investigators reviewed the Daily Nursing Assignment Sheet that showed that the allegedly aggressive CNA “had worked the 10:00 PM to 6:00 AM shift on October 28, 2016, October 31, 2016, November 1, 2016, and November 2, 2016.” It was also shown that “the facility allowed [the CNA] to work in the building three different shifts after [the resident] made allegations of abuse/neglect.”
A Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) documented that the resident had said he/she used the call light and the CNA “refused to help him/her; [and] refused to put him/her on the bedpan and told him/her ‘it’s only gas.’”
Mistreated at NHC Healthcare - Joplin Nursing Center? We Can Help
Do you believe that your loved one was the victim of abuse or neglect while living at NHC Healthcare - Joplin Nursing Center? Contact the Missouri nursing home abuse prevention lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Jasper County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Joplin.
You will not be charged to discuss your case with our legal team during an initial, free case review. Also, we provide a 100% “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee. This promise means that you will owe us nothing until we have secured financial compensation on your behalf.