Senath South Health Care Center

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This page has been written, edited, and reviewed by a team of legal writers following our comprehensive editorial guidelines. This page was approved by Founding Partner, Terry Crouppen who has more than 40 years of legal experience as a personal injury attorney. Our last modified date shows when this page was last reviewed.

When you choose a nursing home, you entrust the staff with the care and safety of your loved one. Discovering physical abuse, ignored medical needs, and rights violations—such as those revealed by numerous Senath South Health Care Center reviews and inspection reports—can be emotional for you and your family. Handling the psychological, medical, financial, and legal aftermath of nursing abuse can be overwhelming. 

The experienced attorneys at Brown & Crouppen believe everyone deserves access to the best legal representation possible. We will fight for you and your loved one, leveling the playing field against Senath South Health Care Center and other nursing homes guilty of negligence and abuse. 

If you or a family member experienced nursing home abuse at Senath South Health Care Center or elsewhere, call 800-536-4357 or contact us online to explore your legal options in a free consultation with our nursing home abuse attorneys. 

Senath South Health Care Center Deficiencies

Senath South Health Care Center, a nursing home in Missouri with 150 beds, has a history of serious violations and deficiencies. Its address is: 

Senath South Health Care Center
200 East Hornbeck St.
Senath, MO 63876


ProPublica, an independent nonprofit newsroom, reports 84 deficiencies with total fines of $170,000. Some complaints involving Senath South Health Care Center include:

  • Physical abuse by staff – A Certified Nurse Associate responded to physical assault by a mentally ill resident by punching the resident repeatedly in the eye. On a separate occasion, a staff member slapped a resident in response to verbal aggression. 
  • Physical abuse by other residents – A resident attacked another resident, causing serious injuries, including bleeding in the brain and an orbital wall fracture. In another incident, a staff member napped while the resident they’d been assigned to monitor one-on-one stabbed another resident in the face and hand several times with glass. 
  • Unsafe, unclean environment – Inspection of a shared room revealed feces on a light switch, a hole in the bathroom door, and flies swarming the residents. Bed linens, window coverings, the window screen, the sink, and the privacy curtain were missing. 
  • Lack of appropriate treatment and care – Multiple reports indicated that wounds and ulcers were not appropriately identified and addressed. 
  • Unacceptable standards of practice – When preparing to administer an injection, an RN accidentally punctured a resident in the hand. The RN used the contaminated needle to inject the resident. Staff did not report the injury or failure to use a clean needle as required by law. 
  • Lack of a care plan that meets all the resident’s needs – A resident engaged in destructive behavior, including throwing urine and feces and pulling sinks and toilets out of the bathroom. The resident’s care plan did not address these behaviors despite measures being necessary to provide a clean and safe environment.
  • Lack of behavioral health care – Several residents did not receive appropriate mental health care despite recorded diagnoses of mental health conditions and reported verbal aggression, physical aggression, self-harm, or physical destruction of property. 
  • Inadequate supervision – A resident who unsuccessfully attempted to flee the nursing home several times had been assigned one-on-one monitoring. Left unattended, the resident fled and was discovered in farmland over a mile from the facility. The resident exited through a locked door, scaled an 11-foot fence, crossed a two-lane highway, and was discovered by the property owner.  

Senath South Health Care Center Ratings and Abuse Statistics

Overall Rankings


  • One star for staffing on the Centers for Medicare & Medicare Services five-star rating scale. 

  • 1.45 total nurse hours/resident/day (the Missouri average is 3.3) [ProPublica]
  • 72.1 percent nurse turnover rate (the Missouri average is 61.3) [ProPublica]

Medical Care

  • 31.4 percent of residents required emergency care during their rehab stay
    (the Missouri average is 13.2 percent)  [U.S. News & World Report]
  • 27.1 percent of residents required an increasing amount of assistance with day-to-day tasks (the Missouri average is 17 percent) [Nursing Home Database]
  • 16.3 percent of long-term residents were diagnosed with pressure ulcers (the Missouri average is 8.6 percent) [Nursing Home Database]

Medications and Vaccines

  • 90.3 percent received antipsychotic drugs (the Missouri average is 27.3 percent). [U.S. News & World Report]
  • 49.2 percent of residents medicated with antianxiety or hypnotic drugs (the Missouri average is 23.8 percent) [Nursing Home Database]
  • 57.6 percent of residents received the flu vaccine (the Missouri average is 91.5 percent) [U.S. News & World Report]
  • 24.7 percent of long-term residents were vaccinated for pneumonia (the Missouri average is 85.5 percent) [Nursing Home Database]

How to Pick the Right Nursing Home

Choosing a nursing home for your loved one can be overwhelming and emotional, especially when confronted with statistics like the ones above. When evaluating nursing homes for your family member, keep an eye out for these red flags: 

  • Review ratings, statistics, and inspection reports – Helpful resources include the Nursing Home Database, ProPublica, U.S. News & World Report, and Medicare. Unofficial ratings and reviews from residents and family members also provide excellent insights into living conditions and care. 
  • Request recommendations from medical providers – Doctors, physical therapists, nurses, pharmacists, and other health care providers can share their experiences dealing with local nursing homes.
  • Take tours of multiple facilities – Visit without giving prior notice to observe the facility when staff is not in “sales mode.” 
  • Talk to others about your search – As you explore and discuss options, you may encounter many people with valuable experience, advice, and resources to share. Talk to residents, family members of residents, and staff members when touring.

Why Let Brown & Crouppen Handle Your Nursing Home Abuse Case?

We are a full-service personal injury law firm. Our attorneys have received numerous awards and accolades for the high quality of our services. With 40+ years of experience and over $1 billion recovered for our clients, our legal team achieves results:

  • $1 million wrongful death settlement for a family whose loved one was hospitalized and later died due to burns suffered during an altercation at the nursing home.
  • $500,000 wrongful death settlement for a client whose mother’s life support was terminated when nursing home negligence. She also suffered severe stage 4 bedsores. 
  • $200,000 neglect settlement in a case for a patient who experienced significant discomfort and injuries due to a bedbug infestation.

The legal team at Brown & Crouppen is committed to providing top-tier legal representation. As founding partner Andy Crouppen says, “We focus not on big cases, not on little cases, but on people because we need to do the best job we can for everyone.” If your loved one’s rights were violated by the people you trusted to care for them, let us fight for you. 

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Schedule a Free Legal Consultation With Brown & Crouppen

If you suspect your loved one’s rights were violated at Senath South Health Care Center or another nursing home, report your suspicions and seek help immediately. The nursing home abuse lawyers at Brown & Crouppen can help you and your family seek the justice and accountability you deserve. Most nursing home abuse cases must be filed within five years of discovery of an injury (or within three years if the abuse led to a wrongful death). 

Caring for family members with medical care needs can be expensive. To avoid additional financial burdens, Brown & Crouppen does not charge upfront fees. Because we operate on a contingency basis, you pay nothing unless we win your case. Call 800-536-4357 or fill out our online contact form to schedule your free consultation. 

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