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Pittsburg Care and Rehabilitation Center Abuse and Neglect Attorneys
Is your loved one currently living in a Crawford County nursing home? Do you suspect that they are being victimized through neglect or mistreatment by caregivers or other patients? Are you concerned that the injuries from a fall or facility-acquired bedsores are the result of substandard care by the nursing staff?
The Kansas Nursing Home Law Center attorneys have handled cases exactly like yours, and we can help your family too. Contact us now to ensure you receive financial compensation to recover your damages. Time is of the essence. All necessary documentation must be filed in the proper Kansas County courthouse before the statute of limitations expires.Pittsburg Care and Rehabilitation Center
This facility is an 86-certified bed "not for profit – State-owned" long-term care home providing services and cares to residents of Pittsburg and Crawford County, Kansas. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating center is located at:
1005 E Centennial Drive
Pittsburg, Kansas 66762
Pittsburg Care and Rehabilitation Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Pittsburg Care and Rehabilitation Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes long-term care and memory care.
Federal agencies and the State of Kansas have a legal responsibility to monitor every nursing facility. If serious violations are identified, the government can impose monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare if the resident was harmed or could have been harmed by the deficiency.
Within the last three years, investigators imposed two monetary penalties against Pittsburg Care and Rehabilitation Center, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $3,836 fine on March 30, 2017, and a $155,663 fine on December 01, 2016, for a total of $159,499.
On March 30, 2017, Medicare denied payment to Pittsburg Care and Rehab Center. Additional documentation concerning penalties and fines can be reviewed on the Kansas Long-Term Care State Survey Reports.
Your family can visit Medicare.gov and the Kansas Department of Public Health website to obtain a complete list of all violations, citations, and deficiencies identified by investigators and surveyors.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including one out of five stars concerning health inspections, four out of five stars for staffing issues and one out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Develop, Implement and Enforce Policies and Procedures That Prevent Abuse, Neglect, and Mistreatment – citation date March 28, 2018
- Failure to Implement Gradual Dose Reductions (GDR) and Non-Pharmacological Interventions Involving Psychotropic Medications – citation #F758 date September 27, 2018
According to state investigators, “the facility failed to thoroughly investigate [three residents’] allegations of potential verbal abuse, rudeness and rough care while conducting another internal investigation of abuse.”
The surveyors reviewed a resident’s Initial Care Plan dated February 18, 2018. A part of the plan directed the staff to “immediately separate and assess residents involved a resident-to-resident altercation.” Immediately “place residents on one-on-one supervision if expressing thoughts of self-harm” and “ensure the room remains free of items which could be used for self-harm.”
The Care Plan told the nursing staff to redirect “the resident away from the source of distress; engage the resident calmly in conversation. When the resident becomes aggressive, staff should calmly walk away and approach the resident later.”
A part of the facility investigation indicated that the resident had reported on March a 2018 that “another staff member had yelled or was rude to the resident. The investigation revealed the staff failed to thoroughly investigate and determine the root cause of the resident’s complaint/concern.”
On March 28, 2018, a member of the administrative staff and administrative nursing staff “verified that the facility failed to thoroughly investigate, determine the root cause of the resident’s concern and address those concerns at the time the resident voiced her concern.”
The nursing home “failed to ensure that one [resident] was free from unnecessary antipsychotic medications. Specifically, [the resident] was administered to antipsychotic medications without adequate indication for the use or adequate monitoring of target behaviors symptoms.”
Documentation shows that the resident was being treated for pseudo-bulbar affect, a condition of inappropriate involuntary laughing or crying caused by a nervous system disorder. However, during an interview with the resident’s primary Physician, it was discussed that “Ido not prescribe [antipsychotic medication], that is not a medication I use. [The resident] is not harmful to herself or others.”
Was your loved one mistreated while residing at Pittsburg Care and Rehabilitation Center? Contact the Kansas nursing home abuse attorneys at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Crawford County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas including Pittsburg.
Our legal team offers every client a free, initial compensation case consultation. Additionally, we offer a 100% “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee. This promise means you do not owe us anything until we have secured monetary compensation on your behalf. All information you share with our law offices will remain confidential.