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Information & Ratings on Pin Oaks Living Center (Violations)

Nursing home care for residents involves many different tasks. The nursing home must do all of these properly in order to provide the best level of care. Some skilled nursing facilities do not do all of the work that they are supposed to do and it results in a decline in their residents' health. When there is deficient care of your loved one that causes them harm, you may have a legal cause of action against the nursing home. When you contact and retain an attorney, you can get a sense of whether you may have a viable claim for compensation against the nursing home where your family member has resided.

The Pin Oaks Living Center is a medium-sized facility with 124 certified beds. It participates in both the Medicare and Medicaid programs. It provides long-stay services to residents of Mexico, MO and the Central Missouri area. It has for profit ownership and it is located at:

1525 W Monroe St 
Mexico, MO 65265
(573) 581-7261
URL: http://pinoakslivingcenter.com/

The federal government inspects and rates nursing homes based on the findings that are a part of those inspections. Medicare rates nursing homes on a scale of one to five stars, with one-star being the worst rating. When the violations that have been detected as part of an inspection are significant enough, or when they result in actual harm to a resident, the facility will be subject to a fine. Most nursing homes are rarely, if ever, fined, so the assessment of a financial penalty speaks volumes about a facility.

This facility received a $32,663 from the federal government in 2017. Even though it was levied a fine, the care at the facility still has not fully improved. The nursing home was investigated in response to a compliant as recently as August 2018. The investigation resulted in additional health citations against the facility. In this particular instance, the facility did not notify the family when a resident's medication was unavailable. The nursing home also did not inform that particular resident's physician when the resident's blood sugar spiked well above normal. By the time the physician was notified, the resident's condition deteriorated to the point where it was necessary for the resident to be hospitalized. 

There was also a compliant investigation that was carried out in January 2018 which resulted in a citation issued to the facility. In this instance, one staff member reported that another staff member told them that a third staff member was sexually abusing a resident. The requirement is that this be reported to the state within two hours of the allegation being made. Instead, the Director of Nursing did not report the allegation, believing it to be an instance of "drama" between the staff. Regardless of whether the Director of Nursing believed the allegation to lack merit, it still must be reported anyway. 

The August 2017 inspection report resulted in 16 health citations against the nursing home. This was the inspection that was accompanied by the fine and it represented a decline in the care level at the facility from the prior inspection. There were seven separate citations in the area of resident care planning and assessment. With nursing home care, much of the work is done in the assessment and planning stages. Then, the staff simply needs to execute the care plan properly. However, if the care is not properly planned, it is less possible to provide effective care to residents. For example, one resident suffered a large weight loss along with a significant decline in their condition, yet the care plan was not updated to reflect these changes. Additionally, each resident much undergo a complete assessment every 12 months, yet the facility did not undertake this for three separate residents. Further, this assessment must be checked assessed every three months and the nursing home did not do so for a majority of the residents that were sampled. All of this leads to a comprehensive care plan, yet the nursing home did not do all of the steps in the process.

In addition to the one-star overall rating, the facility also received a one star rating in the area of health inspections and staffing. The facility has 52 minutes of licensed nurse staff hours for each resident per day. This is well below the national average of 93 minutes per day. A nursing home needs adequate staffing in order to ensure that residents receive the proper level of care. When a nursing home does not have enough staff, mistakes are made and things fall through the cracks. 

Have More Questions Regarding Pin Oaks Living Center? Let Our Team Help

If you are concerned that your loved one may have been harmed at a nursing facility, either through mistreatment of deficient care, contact the attorneys at the Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 726-9565. You can also chat with us online. When you discuss your case with us, you receive a completely free and no-risk consultation where we can tell you whether we believe you have an actionable legal claim and the process that you would need to follow to file your claim. 

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