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Nursing homes owe a duty of care to their residents who rely on them to not only provide them with continuous medical care, but also to help with daily activities that the residents can no longer do on their own. When a nursing home fails to live up to its duty in a matter that causes injury to your loved one, you may be able to file a claim against the nursing home for their actions or inaction. However, filing a legal claim is a difficult thing to do on your own without the assistance of counsel, especially given that a nursing home will likely have one or more high-powered lawyers defending their interests.
The Pioneer Skilled Nursing Center is a medium-sized facility with 96 certified beds. It participates in both the Medicare and Medicaid programs. It provides long-stay services to residents of Marceline, MO and the Northeast Missouri area. It has for-profit ownership and is located at:
1500 S Kansas Ave
Marceline, MO 64658
Nursing homes must comply with a myriad of rules and regulations in order to both be allowed to continue to operate as well as participate in the Medicare and Medicaid programs. In order to ensure this compliance, each nursing home is subject to both an annual inspection by the federal government as well as investigations in response to specific complaints that are filed. In addition, the State of Missouri also has the ability to cite a nursing home for noncompliance with state law and levy fines as necessary. All inspection findings are publicly available for everyone to review.
The Pioneer Skilled Nursing Center received a Class I Notice of Noncompliance from the State of Missouri in June 2017. This type of violation is the most serious type and usually is assessed when there is a serious deficiency or something happens that causes actual harm to a resident. In this case, there was a resident who had expressed the desire to leave the facility to go home to visit their family. This was not reported and the proper supervision was not provided for the resident. Two days after the resident first stated that they wanted to leave, they eloped from the facility. The resident was found on the road after having already made it one tenth of a mile from the facility. This incident also resulted in the facility's being assessed a $7,150 fine by the federal government because there was actual harm that occurred in that a resident left the nursing home on their own.
Although the November 2018 inspection report was evidence of an improvement in this facility's care, the 2017 inspection report resulted in 11 health citations assessed to the facility. One of the deficiencies related to the area of abuse and neglect. Before hiring a staff member, the facility must check to ensure that they are not disqualified from working at a skilled nursing facility. If a potential employee has a felony conviction, they are barred from working in this environment. Here, the home did not check the registry before hiring two employees.
In addition, this facility was deficient in updating residents' care plans. If the resident experiences a significant change in health, it must be reflected in the care plan for the resident. Here, one resident had this change, but the facility did not update the care plan. This care plan must be assessed every three month and updated as necessary since those who are in failing health may have changes in their condition frequently. The home failed to assess the care plan as required for three residents in the facility. In addition, there were numerous instances in which staff failed to wash their hands between clean and dirty tasks in order to prevent the spread of infection.
Further, there have been four separate complaints in the past three years that have led to a citation assessed to the facility. This is in addition to one self-reported incident that also led to a citation.Have More Questions Regarding Pioneer Skilled Nursing Center? Let Our Team Help
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