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Northwood Hills Care Center Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
Contact the Missouri Nursing Home Law Center attorneys now for immediate legal intervention. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers work on your behalf to stop the mistreatment now. We will use the law to ensure you receive financial compensation to recover your damages.Northwood Hills Care Center Nursing Home
This long-term care center is a 120-certified bed "for-profit" home providing services to residents of Humansville and Polk County, Missouri. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
800 N Arthur St
Humansville, Missouri 65674
Northwood Hills Care Center Nursing Home
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Northwood Hills Care Center Nursing Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation.Financial Penalties and Violations
The federal government and the state of Missouri are authorized to penalize any nursing home with monetary fines or deny payment for Medicare services when the facility has been cited for serious violations of rules and regulations.
This nursing facility self-reported two serious problems over the last thirty-six months that resulted in violation citations. Additional information about this nursing home can be found on the Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services Website.
To be fully informed on the level of care nursing homes provide, families routinely research Medicare.gov and the Missouri Department of Public Health website database systems for a complete list of deficiencies, violations, and citations.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of two out of five stars, including three out of five stars concerning health inspections, three out of five stars for staffing issues and two out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Timely Report Suspected Abuse, Neglect or Theft and Report the Results of the Investigation to Proper Authorities – citation #F609 date June 28, 2018
- Failure to Provide Care and Assistance to Perform Activities of Daily Living for Any Resident Who Was Unable – citation #F677 date September 11, 2018
The state investigators determined that the “facility failed to report an allegation of resident-to-resident abuse involving two residents to the State licensing agency (Department of Health & Senior Services) within the required two-hour time frame.”
A review of the resident’s Nurse’s Note dated April 16, 2018, at 11:24 AM revealed that a nurse documented that one resident “was sitting at the dining room table with the other resident’s when he/she reached over and grabbed two handfuls of another resident’s hair.”
The staff removed the aggressive resident’s hands from the other resident’s hair and moved the aggressive resident “to a different table. No injuries were noted to the other resident.”
The nurse documented that the Physician, Guardian, and Assistant Director of Nursing were notified.” A record review of the Department of Health and Senior Services showed that the facility “did not report the resident-to-resident altercation” to the State agency as required by law.
The nursing home “failed to provide adequate showers/baths, grooming, toileting, and incontinent care for nine residents.” Observations were made of a Nursing Assistant entering the resident’s room and approaching the resident’s bedside on September 10, 2018, at 12:48 PM.
At that time, the resident was “lying on her left side in bed with visibly wet gray sweat pants [and] the bed pad under the resident was visibly wet.” During that time, “six flies buzzed around the resident and landed on the resident sweat pants. Urine odor permeated the room.”
A Nursing Assistant “asked the resident if he/she was finished with his/her lunch tray [before removing] the lid from the resident’s tray. The resident’s food appeared untouched.”
The resident said that “she did not want the food. The Nursing Assistant did not offer the resident a substitute and took the lunch tray from the room.” Additionally, the Nursing Assistant “did not offer to change the resident or ask the resident if she needed to use the bathroom.”
By 2:40 PM, observations of the same Nursing Assistant and a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) “entered the resident’s room to make rounds on the resident for a change of shift. The resident remained in bed, wearing the same wet pants, lying on a wet incontinent bed pad. Flies were on the resident and the bed pad.”
Has your loved one been being mistreated or neglected while living at Northwood Hills Care Center Nursing Home? Contact the Missouri nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Polk County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Humansville.
Our legal team never charges potential clients to discuss your case through an initial claim consultation. Also, we offer a 100% “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee, meaning you will not owe us any money unless we have received a monetary recovery on your behalf. All information you share with our law offices will remain confidential.