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The importance of sound nursing home care cannot be understated. These facilities receive the elderly and infirm who can no longer care for themselves. As a result, they are completely dependent on the staff of these facilities for every aspect of their daily lives. In some cases, the nursing home does not live up to the responsibility that it has been given. In the worst case, they neglect or abuse the residents. If that happens to your loved one, or even if there is neglect, you have a legal cause of action against the nursing home that did this.
Valley View Health & Rehabilitation is a small-sized facility with 96 certified beds. It participates in both the Medicare and Medicaid programs. The facility provides long-stay services to residents of Moberly, MO and the Central Missouri area. It has for-profit ownership and it is located at:
1600 E Rollins St
Moberly, MO 65270
Both the state and federal governments have similar regulatory structures and requirements that address nursing homes. The state and federal government work together to ensure that nursing homes are in compliance with regulations. The state will send inspectors to the nursing homes and will forward the results to the federal regional office with recommendations for any action that needs to be taken. Based on these recommendations, CMS will determine whether or not the facility can continue to participate in the Medicare and Medicaid programs.
The facility, which has undergone a change in ownership in the past year, received a Notice of Noncompliance from the State of Missouri in June 2018. This violation deemed to be a Class II incident. Specifically, the nursing home failed to follow physician's orders to treat a new surgical wound. As a result, the resident developed an infection and a drainage tube had to be removed. Additionally, the facility failed to document the treatment and the fact that a physician was notified when a resident experienced low blood sugar levels.
This nursing home received a payment denial from Medicare in April 2018. This generally occurs when there are prior issues that Medicare discovers have not been adequately addressed. The payment denial came in conjunction with the April 2018 inspection report. There was one incident in which the nursing home did not investigate or report an allegation of physical abuse against one of the staff. One resident alleged that a CNA rammed their fist up the resident's rectum when providing incontinence care. The resident repeatedly complained of soreness in the area and made the allegation to an LPN. However, there was no investigation of the allegation. The CNA was simply moved to another unit. The facility is obligated to report an abuse allegation to the state within two hours after the time that it was made, but there was no report.
In addition, the facility did not help several residents maintain their hygiene and to prevent body odor. There were several residents who received only one shower over a long period of time. One resident, who suffered from incontinence, received only two showers in a month. Regular hygiene is important to help residents maintain the dignity that they deserve. In addition, showers and hygiene are necessary to help prevent the spread of germs and infections.
The 2017 inspection contained many health citations. One of these citations found that the medication error rate for the facility was well above five percent. Nursing homes must not make any significant medication errors, but the regulations accept the facts that occasional minor mistakes happen, so long as they are only occasional. Here, the facility had an error rate over 20 percent. While these mistakes usually relate to the manner in which the medication is administered as opposed to giving residents the wrong medications, repeated errors can impact the resident's health.
In addition to the one-star rating that this facility received in the area of health inspection, it also received a one-star rating in the area of staffing. A nursing home will report its staffing figures to Medicare, and the federal government will assign a rating based on the adequacy of the staff. Here, the facility had 49 minutes of licensed nurse time per resident each day. This is slightly more than half the national average. The facility only had 16 minutes of RN time for each resident per day, which is markedly lower than the average. A nursing home needs sufficient staff in order to provide both medical care and help with the activities of daily life. Staff that is overworked and unsupported is more likely to make a mistake.Have More Questions Regarding Valley View Health & Rehabilitation? Let Our Team Help
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