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Nursing homes owe a duty to both your loved one and their family when they accept a resident and receive compensation to care for them. They must provide a minimum basic level of care, which includes taking measures to ensure that your family member does not unnecessarily contract a pressure ulcer. In some instances, a nursing home will either mistreat a resident or the resident will suffer harm due to deficient care. When that happens, you and your family may have a viable claim for financial compensation from the nursing home that failed to afford your loved one the proper level of care.
The Parkwood Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center is a large facility with 130 certified beds. It participates in the Medicare and Medicaid programs, although it has received several payment denials due to deficient care. It provides long-stay and rehabilitation services to residents of the Greater Saint Louis area. It has for-profit ownership and is located at:
3201 Parkwood Ln
Maryland Heights, MO 63043
A facility that has long provided inadequate care to its residents will not be able to escape the attention of state and federal regulators. Both of these entities are tasked with ensuring that a skilled nursing facility follows the applicable laws. The federal government can assess fines to any facility that has serious violations that cause harm to residents in its role as the steward of the Medicare program. The state may also levy its own penalties since it is in charge of the licensure program that permits a nursing home is permitted to operate within its borders.
This facility has a long history of providing inadequate treatment of its residents, especially in the area of pressure ulcers and wounds. This history dates back many years as the home was subject to a wrongful death suit in 2009 brought by the family of a resident who died due to alleged deficient care of pressure ulcers.
While many may not have heard the term "pressure ulcer," the more common name for this condition is bedsores. When a facility has a widespread issue with pressure ulcers throughout the home, it is partially indicative of the quality of care that is provided. If staff shifts the position of those residents who are a risk for pressure ulcers at regular intervals, their chance of developing pressure ulcers in reduced. A high rate of pressure ulcers may portend an overall trend towards inattentive care at the facility.
Parkwood Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center has received multiple Notices of Noncompliance from the State of Missouri due to violations of state rules regarding pressure ulcer prevention and care. In fact, this facility has received some sort of state citation for three years out of the last five in the area of pressure ulcers.
While all violations of state law should be considered serious, the most serious incident regarding pressure ulcers occurred in 2017. Missouri categorizes violations based on their severity, with a Class I violation being the most problematic instance of noncompliance. The noncompliance in 2017 was graded as a Class I violation. A resident entered the facility without any pressure ulcers. Due to the facility's failure to monitor and treat pressure ulcers, the resident developed a large pressure ulcer on their buttock that had a foul smell. This is indicative of the fact that they may have been left in a seated position for too long without being shifted.
In April 2018, the facility was given a Class II violation notice for failure to follow a prescribed course of treatment for a resident with pressure ulcers. In 2014, the home also was noted to have a Class II violation for failure to provide the proper pressure ulcer care to one resident. These are only some of the numerous areas in which this home has been cited by Missouri.
In addition, this home has fared no better on its federal inspections. The facility has been fined twice by the federal government in the past three years. The second fine was in excess of $79,000, which is a comparatively large fine for a nursing home. In addition, this facility has received three separate payment denials from Medicare. In effect, this is a temporary suspension from participation in the Medicare program when it comes to reimbursements for new patients in response to serious uncorrected violations. The last inspection report, issued in January 2018 resulted in 21 health citations issued to this home, which is nearly triple the national average. In addition, there have been 15 complaints filed in the last three years that have resulted in citations after they were investigated by the appropriate authority. The facility has only 53 minutes of nursing care for each resident per day, which is far below the national average of one hour and 33 minutes.Have More Questions Regarding the Parkwood Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center? Let Our Team Help
Call the attorneys at the Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 726-9565 to discuss the facts of your loved one's care. If you are worried about the cost, you would retain us on a contingency arrangement, which specified that we only get paid out of a settlement or jury award that you and your family receive from the nursing home. In the event that you do not receive anything, neither do we. Let us put our many years of experience in dealing with substandard Missouri nursing home to work on behalf of your loved one and your entire family.