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NHC Healthcare - Town and Country Nursing Center
This center is a 282-certified bed Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility providing services to residents of Town And Country and Saint Louis County, Missouri. The "for-profit" long-term care home is located at:
13995 Clayton Road
Town And Country, Missouri 63017
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, NHC Healthcare - Town and Country Nursing Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long term care.
The facility also provides comprehensive rehab services, wound 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 $55,327 for substandard care
Financial Penalties and Violations
Both the state of Missouri and federal agencies penalize nursing homes by denying reimbursement payments from Medicare or imposing monetary fines anytime the facility is cited for a severe violation of established regulations and rules that harm or could harm residents.
Within the last three years, investigators imposed two monetary penalties against NHC Healthcare - Town and Country Nursing Center, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $17,005 fine on February 21, 2017, and a $38,322 fine on September 22, 2016, for a total of $55,327.
This nursing home received nineteen 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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Town And Country Missouri Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Information on every intermediate and long-term care home in the state can be reviewed on government-owned and operated database websites including the Missouri Department of Public Health and Medicare.gov.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of two out of five stars, including one out of five stars concerning health inspections, two out of five stars for staffing issues and four 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 September 22, 2016
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to thoroughly investigate a bruise and skin tear of unknown origin [according to] their policy and failed to report to the State Survey Agency for [one resident].”
The investigators reviewed the resident’s Hospice Plan of Care that revealed that the resident was “referred to hospice for Alzheimer’s dementia [with] thin and fragile skin, which bruises easily, muscle wasting and limited endurance.” The document also shows that the resident has short-term and long-term memory problems, rarely or never understands others, and has no speech.
The resident has “very fragile/thin skin which tears easily” and the staff is required to use a Hoyer lift for transfers and to “monitor the resident for hitting hands on the table and wall causing discoloration.” The document shows that the resident is “to wear protective sleeves in the wheelchair to prevent discoloration of arms.”
The investigators interviewed a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), who stated that they provided the resident care during the day shift including on July 31, 2016. At that time, the resident had on sleeves that “consequently did not incur any skin tears on [the resident’s] arms under [that CNAs] care.” The CNA stated that the resident tended to “become combative with two-person transfers, but not to the point that he/she would get injured.”
A different CNA was interviewed and stated that they had not received any in-servicing “on proper Hoyer lift transfers following the discovery of the injury” that was revealed when the resident was transferred out of bed.
A Victim of Neglect at NHC Healthcare - Town and Country Nursing Center? Contact Us Today for Help
Were you the victim of mistreatment, neglect, or abuse while living at NHC Healthcare - Town and Country 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 Saint Louis County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Town And Country.
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