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Ozark Rehabilitation and Health Care Center
Some statistics show that more than one million Americans currently live in nursing homes. Many of these patients are our mothers, fathers, grandparents, siblings, children, and friends. Families often relocate their loved ones into a nursing home, believing that they will receive the best care and improve their quality of life in a safe environment.
Unfortunately, mistreatment still occurs in many nursing homes, including those in Camden County. If your loved one was injured or died prematurely while residing in a nursing home, contact the Missouri nursing home affiliate attorneys now for immediate legal intervention. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive monetary compensation for your damages.Ozark Rehabilitation and Health Care Center
This Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is a "for-profit" center providing services to residents of Osage Beach and Camden County, Missouri. The 60-certified bed long-term care home is located at:
1083 Ozark Care Drive
Osage Beach, Missouri 65065
(573) 348-1711 Ozark Rehabilitation and Health Care Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Ozark Rehabilitation and Health Care 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.Financial Penalties and Violations
The investigators for the state and federal nursing home regulatory agencies have the legal responsibility of penalizing any facility that has violated rules and regulations that harmed or could have harmed a resident. These penalties often include monetary fines and denying payment of Medicare services.
The nursing home received one complaint over the last thirty-six months that resulted in a violation citation. Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the comprehensive Missouri Adult Protective Services Website.
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To ensure families are fully informed of the level of care every nursing home provides, the state of Missouri and Medicare.com routinely update their long-term care home database systems with info on violations, citations, and deficiencies.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of two out of five stars, including three out of five stars concerning health inspections, one out of five stars for staffing issues, and two out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Ensure the Nursing Home Area Remained Free of Accident Hazards and Risks and Provides Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F323 date July 26, 2017
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to ensure the resident environment remained free of accident hazards when staff propelled [four residents] in wheelchairs without footrests.” Also, “the facility failed to complete entrapment assessments for [two other residents] with side rails.”
The state surveyors observed the Medical Records Director just after noon on July 24, 2017, propelling a resident in their wheelchair “from [the resident’s] room to the dining room without footrests on the wheelchair.” The investigators observed the resident catching on the floor several times.
The following morning, a staff member was propelling another resident “in a wheelchair without footrests in the front common area.” At that time, the resident’s toes “touched the floor as [staff propelled the resident].” Later that morning, the Activity Director was propelling the first resident in their wheelchair “without footrests. [The resident’s] feet slid on the floor.”
Moments later, a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) propelled the third resident “in a wheelchair without footrests from [the resident’s] room to the front common area.” The CNA said that “[the resident] could not propel himself/herself in the wheelchair and he/she did not have footrests to put on the wheelchair.”
The CNA also indicated that “if [the resident] is not able to propel themselves in a wheelchair, it is okay to propel them without footrests as long as you instruct them to keep their feet up.” The CNA said that “if [the resident] puts their feet down while being propelled, [the staff] should stop and instruct [the resident] to pick their feet up.”
The investigators observed three other CNAs propelling three different residents in their wheelchairs without footrests. In one incident, a resident “wore non-skid socks, and his/her feet slid on the floor.”
The Director of Nursing and Administrator said that “they expect staff to put the resident’s feet on the footrests and let the resident know before they propel the resident.”
Do you suspect that your loved one suffered injury or died prematurely while living at Ozark Rehabilitation and Health Care Center? Contact the Missouri nursing home abuse prevention lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Camden County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Osage Beach.
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