At the urging of two U.S. Senators, Bob Casey and Pat Toomey, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services recently released their ongoing list of concerning nursing home facilities flagged for providing residents with poor care. As valuable as it is to have this information, several families are now learning that their loved ones might be receiving sub-par care in the homes included in the list. In fact, 8 nursing homes listed are located in the Kansas City area, and several more are spread throughout the state of Missouri.
The Special Focus Facilities
According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, their list, “Families’ and Residents’ Right to Know: Uncovering Poor Care in America’s Nursing Homes,” includes more than 400 facilities marked for receiving poor health inspections, abuse complains, issues with negligence, and more. Of these facilities, several were also designated as “Special Focus Facilities.” The focus facilities were so named because they were at risk of losing funding from Medicare and Medicaid due to ongoing issues with recurring citations, care complaints, poor healthcare inspections, and so on.
Dangerous Nursing Homes in Kansas and Missouri
The list of troubling homes includes 8 homes in the Kansas City area, 11 total in Kansas, and 17 in the state of Missouri. Some of those homes include:
- Indian Creek Health Care Center, Overland Park
- Serenity Care and Rehab (since renamed Overland Park Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing)
- Pinnacle Ridge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Olathe
- Kansas City Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing, Kansas City
- Garden Valley Healthcare Center, Kansas City
- Maple Wood Healthcare Center, Kansas City
- Edgewood Manor, Raytown
- Redwood of Raymore, Raymore
- Hidden Lake Care Center, Raytown
Some of the complaints against these facilities include maintenance issues, poor health inspections, understaffing, poor staff training, bad hiring practices, and problems meeting healthcare needs, to name a few.
Let Our Firm Help
At DiPasquale Moore, our team is committed to helping the wrongfully injured fight for the justice and compensation they deserve. Nursing home abuse cases can be heartbreaking and complex, which is why we use our ample resources to gather evidence to hold the liable parties responsible for the harm they caused.
If you suspect your loved one is suffering from physical, emotional, sexual, or financial abuse in a nursing home facility, we are prepared to help you file a claim. Our firm has offices in Kansas City and Topeka, which means we are perfectly equipped to handle cases throughout both Missouri and Kansas.Ready to get started? Contact DiPasquale Moore to get started.