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Information & Ratings on St. Marys Manor (Violations)

Skilled nursing care requires both professionalism and precision in order to provide residents with the services that they need at that point in their lives. Most nursing homes provide exactly that, but there are some facilities that have consistent lapses in care. Sometimes, these mistakes have real-world consequences in that residents suffer actual harm whether it is due to negligence or something worse. When that happens, you are not without legal options or recourse. You can retain a lawyer to file a legal claim against the nursing home and possibly be eligible for compensation. This fact remains the same even if the nursing home is not owned by a for-profit corporation. 

St. Marys Manor is a medium-sized facility with 130 certified beds. It participates in both the Medicare and Medicaid programs. The facility provides long-stay services to residents of the Greater Kansas City area. It has non-profit ownership and it is located at:

111 NW Mock Ave 
Blue Springs, MO 64014
(816) 228-5655
URL: https://ascensionliving.org/Find-a-Community/St-Marys-Village-Blue-Springs-MO

The State of Missouri is one of the regulators of nursing homes that operate within the state lines. This is because it is the entity that provides a nursing home with its license to operate. When there are complaints, the state may investigate and issue notices of its findings when there are violations of laws. In addition, nursing homes must follow federal laws and regulations. This is a condition of the facility's participation in federal programs that comprise the majority of the home's receipts.

This facility has received repeated Notices of Noncompliance from the State of Missouri. The most recent deficiency was a Class II violation that was assessed in June 2018. A nursing home must administer a tuberculosis test to all new employees hired. However, this nursing home hired five new employees and failed to administer the test to all of them.

In addition, the facility received two separate Notices of Noncompliance in 2017. One of these was a Class I violation assessed in June 2017, which is the most serious category. This usually means that there was actual harm done to a resident. Here, a resident was found unresponsive and without a pulse. Staff was to perform CPR for this resident based on physician's order. However, no CPR was performed and the patient passed away. An immediate complaint investigation was initiated, and the nursing home was found to have not followed regulations. The facility had received a Class II Notice of Noncompliance two months earlier for failure to prepare and serve food in accordance with physician's orders.

Although this facility has not received any fines or payment denials from Medicare in the past three years, it still maintains the lowest possible rating that Medicare can assign to a nursing home. It is rated one star overall as well as for the health inspection and quality of resident care measures.

This nursing home had a hospitalization rate among its residents that is well higher than the national average. The average rate of hospitalizations for nursing homes is 1.7 for every 1,000 resident days. This nursing home had a hospitalization rate of 2.68. Medicare has a program that penalizes nursing homes that have a high rate of hospitalization by docking them up to two percent of their reimbursements. Accordingly, this home is in position to receive the penalty.

The 2017 inspection report indicated many areas where the care was less than robust. There were several noted instances in which staff failed to answer the call lights in a timely manner. In some cases, residents had incontinent accidents while they waited for staff to assist them. In addition, staff had failed to assist numerous residents with hygiene. Specifically, the home did not provide the proper perineal care for three residents. This type of care is vital to preventing infection and maintaining a resident's dignity. 

Further, this facility had a much higher than acceptable error rate for medication. Nursing homes are only allowed to have a five percent error rate covering mistakes that are not significant. This home had a rate that exceeded 13 percent. In addition, there were serious medication errors. Staff failed to administer an antibiotic to one resident when it was ordered by a physician. In another case, a resident received a medication notwithstanding the fact that the medication had been discontinued for 12 days. The reason why the medication was discontinued was because it had previously had an adverse effect to the resident. Serious medication errors have the potential to cause significant harm to a resident. 

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