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Your loved one's care is important to both you and your family. As their health declines, you want them to receive the best assistance in their daily activities and medical care. Sometimes, nursing homes do not live up to what they have promised to do. In a worst-case scenario, that can cause harm or injury to your family member. This is not something that has to go unaddressed. You can retain experienced and competent counsel to hold the nursing home accountable for any lapse in care that has hurt your loved one.

Shady Lawn Living Center is a small-sized facility with 88 certified beds. It participates in both the Medicare and Medicaid programs. The facility provides long-stay services to residents of Savannah, MO and the Central Missouri area. It is owned by the county government and it is located at:

13277 State Hwy D 
Savannah, MO 64485
(816) 324-5991

The federal government has regulated nursing homes for over 80 years. The government conducts regular inspections of these nursing homes and can also carry out an investigation of complaints that are filed. If the violation detected is severe enough or causes actual harm to a resident, the government may impose a fine on the nursing home. In addition, nursing homes are subject to regulation by the State of Missouri, who provides these facilities with their license to operate. The state may also impose its own fines and penalties against the nursing home.

This facility received a Notice of Noncompliance from the State of Missouri for an incident which occurred in June 2016. The noncompliance was described as a Class I violation, which is the most serious type of violation. This deficiency was also accompanies by a $19,700 fine from the federal government because a resident was placed in serious imminent danger. The facility did not exert the proper care to keep a resident who was a known risk of elopement from leaving the facility. The resident had made it known that they wanted to leave the nursing home and repeatedly talked about finding a way to exit the nursing home. Staff had ordered that the resident be checked every 15 minutes. However, there was no evidence that these checks were performed as ordered. The resident was found on the side of a country road in the middle of the night. 

There have been several other complaint investigations that have been conducted at the facility. For example, in April 2018, the home was assessed a health citation for a situation that caused actual harm to a resident. The resident fell from their bed when staff was providing care for them. Specifically, staff was changing the resident's linens, but there was no side rail on the bed. When the linen was being removed, the resident fell onto the floor. The facility had a lone CNA doing bed checks and providing the care without any assistance. The resident hurt their hip when they fell onto the floor.

The lack of CNAs while performing bedchecks is indicative of a larger staffing issue at the facility. The nursing home received a one star rating in the area of staffing. While the amount of nurse aids seems to be in line with the national average, there is much less RN and LPN staffing than is acceptable. This facility has only 40 minutes of nurse time per resident per day. This is less than half of the national average of 93 minutes. The facility has only five minutes of RN time per resident per day when the national average is 40 minutes. Shady Lawn Living is a small facility with a low resident census which means that there must be very few nurses on staff at the nursing home. As seen above, when a nursing home has inadequate staff, accidents and care oversight errors tend to happen. Another complaint investigation found that a CNA attempted to change a resident's catheter. This must be accomplished by a nurse, but the nurse was busy and the CNA wanted to help the resident. This is another effect from inadequate staff at the facility when a CNA tries to help a resident because nurses are too busy to change the catheter. 

The facility has had 11 complaints in the last three years that have resulted in a citation. This includes two different complaint investigations in 2018. In addition, there was a self-reported incident that also resulted in a citation.

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