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Good Samaritan Society - Arlington Nursing Center
Relocating an elderly loved one into a nursing facility is often the toughest decision a family can make. Many times, the family will perform extensive research in the hopes of finding the most comfortable and safest environment. Unfortunately, the incident rate involving mistreatment occurring in nursing homes throughout Minnesota has risen significantly over the last few years.
If your loved one was harmed while living in a Sibley County nursing facility, contact the Minnesota 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 to recover your damages.Good Samaritan Society - Arlington Nursing Center
This long-term care facility is a 27-certified bed Medicare and Medicaid-participating center providing services to residents of Arlington and Sibley County, Minnesota. The "non-profit" home is located at:
411 Seventh Avenue Northwest
Arlington, Minnesota 55307
Good Samaritan Society - Arlington Nursing Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Good Samaritan Society - Arlington Nursing Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long term care.
The facility also provides comprehensive rehab services, wound care, assisted and independent living options, medically-complex care, respiratory care, bariatric care, pulmonary care, IV (intervenous) care, post-stroke care, enteral nutrition, pain management, hospice, oncology care, dementia and memory care, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.Financial Penalties and Violations
Minnesota and federal agencies have the legal responsibility of monitoring every nursing home and imposing monetary fines are denying reimbursement payments through Medicare if investigators identify serious violations and deficiencies. These penalties are typically imposed when the violation his severe and harmed or could have harmed a resident.
The nursing home received one complaint over the last thirty-six months that resulted in a violation citation. Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the State of Minnesota Vulnerable Adult Protection and Elder Abuse Website.
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Our attorneys review data on every long-term and intermediate care facility on Medicare.com and the Minnesota Department of Public Health website.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including one out of five stars concerning health inspections, five out of five stars for staffing issues and one out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Report and Investigate Any Act or Reports of Abuse, Neglect or Mistreatment of Residents – citation #F225 date December 15, 2016
- Failure to Develop, Implement and Enforce Policies That Prevent Mistreatment, Neglect or Abuse of Residents – citation #F226 date December 15, 2016
The state investigators determined that the nursing home failed to ensure to agency staff members, “the Director of nursing and administrator, had background screenings completed. Additionally, the facility failed to immediately notify the administrator and report to the State Agency an incident of a missing ring of [one resident] whose family reported missing property.”
Observations were made of the Director of nursing and the Administrator who “were noted to be on the unit’s mingling with residents. The employee files for the Administrator and Director of nursing were reviewed.” Both “files lacked evidence of a criminal background study having been completed.”
This failure to perform a criminal background check was confirmed by the Human Resources Staff member and failed to follow the facility’s Policy & Procedure for Recruitment and Selection. That document reads in part: “the Society will check all employees whose job classification as clinical with the Nurse Aide Registry for states in which the individual has a listed employment. The Society will comply with local and state specific requirements for Registry checks. These checks can include, but are not limited to: Abuse Registry, Sexual Misconduct and Child Support Registries.”
The nursing home “failed to operationalize their policy for background study for  agency staff members and reporting to the Administrator and to the State Agency.”
The investigators reviewed a Grievance Report filed by a resident’s family member who had reported that the resident “had a silver-welded band with a diamond in it. The report said the family member notice the ring was missing from the resident’s finger in July. When the family member inquired about the ring, she was told the ring was taken at the finger because the finger was swollen, and the ring was placed in the safe.”
The resident expired and “the family went to pick up the belongings were told the ring was missing from the safe. The report indicated investigation had been completed but lack the date of the completion or notation about who completed the investigation.”
Were you the victim of mistreatment, neglect, or abuse while living at Good Samaritan Society - Arlington Nursing Center? Contact the Minnesota nursing home abuse prevention lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Sibley County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Arlington.
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