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The Villages of Jackson Creek Nursing Center Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
Unfortunately, mistreatment still occurs in many nursing homes, including those in Jackson County. If your loved one was injured or died prematurely while residing in a nursing home, contact the Missouri Nursing Home Law Center attorneys now for immediate legal intervention. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive monetary compensation for your damages.
The Villages of Jackson Creek Nursing Center
This nursing home is a Medicare and Medicaid-participating "for-profit" center providing cares and services to residents of Independence and Jackson County, Missouri. The 120-certified bed nursing facility is located at:
3980 South Jackson Drive
Independence, Missouri 64057
The Villages of Jackson Creek Nursing Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, The Villages of Jackson Creek Nursing Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long term care.
The facility also provides comprehensive rehab services, wound care, respiratory care, pulmonary care, IV (intervenous) care, post-stroke care, pain management, hospice, oncology care, dementia and memory care, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.
Fined $23,659 for substandard care
Financial Penalties and Violations
State investigators working on behalf of the federal government, Medicare, and Medicaid have the legal authority to impose monetary fines or deny payment for Medicare services to any nursing facility that has violated rules and regulations.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against The Villages of Jackson Creek Nursing Center for $23,659 on November 14, 2016, citing substandard care.
This nursing facility self-reported a serious problem over the last three years that resulted in a violation citation. Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the State of Missouri Health and Senior Services Website.
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Independence Missouri Nursing Home Safety Concerns
To ensure families are fully informed of the level of care every nursing home provides, the state of Missouri and Medicare.com routinely update their long-term care home database systems with info on violations, citations, and deficiencies.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of two out of five stars, including two out of five stars concerning health inspections, two out of five stars for staffing issues and four out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Protect Every Resident from All Forms of Abuse, Physical Punishment, and Being Separated from Others – citation #F223 date November 14, 2016
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to ensure that [one resident] remained free from mental abuse that could demean or humiliate [one resident] regardless of [the resident’s] cognition or consent.” Specifically, a facility staff member “videotaped [the confused and vulnerable resident] without consent while the [staff member] could be heard laughing in the background.”
The staff member “then uploaded the video of [the resident] to a social media page for [the staff member’s] friends to view for entertainment purposes.” Their actions violated the facility’s Cellular Phone/Camera-Equipped Mobile Device Policy that states in part “the use of personal cellular phones and personal electronic devices during work time was strictly prohibited.”
A review of the resident’s medical records indicated a diagnosis of “dementia (a progressive organic mental disorder characterized by chronic personality disintegration, confusion, disorientation, stupor, deterioration of intellectual capacity and function, and impairment of control of memory, judgment, and impulses.”
A review of the Informed Consent for Photos, Videos, and Audio Recordings show that the resident only gave consent to have photographs and videos be sent to family members or posted within the facility for birthday notifications and bulletin board information.
The resident “did not give consent to his/her picture made for the release to the general public, inside or outside the facility [and] did not consent for his/her picture to be made for release digitally to the facility’s controlled social media page.”
The Director of Nursing “reported a facility employee brought to her attention a video recording that was posted to a social media application on the evening of November 8, 2016, by [one Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)].” The Director reported, “the alleged video recording showed [the resident] in a confused mental state, who could not have given consent for the video recording or for the footage to be uploaded to a social media application for public viewing.”
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Was your loved one mistreated while residing at The Villages of Jackson Creek Nursing Center? Contact the Missouri nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Jackson County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Independence.
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