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Good Samaritan Society - Atwood Nursing Center
Do you suspect that your loved one is the victim of physical abuse, sexual assault, neglect, or mistreatment while living in a Rawlins County nursing facility? Are you concerned that their injuries occurred at the hands of caregivers, nurses, employees, visitors, or other patients? If so, contact the Kansas 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. We will use the law to hold those responsible for causing the harm legally and financially accountable. Let us begin working on your case now.Good Samaritan Society - Atwood Nursing Center
This center is a 40-certified bed Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility providing services to residents of Atwood and Rawlins County, Kansas. The "non-profit" long-term care home is located at:
650 Lake Road #216
Atwood, Kansas 67730
Good Samaritan Society - Atwood Nursing Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Good Samaritan Society - Atwood 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.
Fined $35,809 for substandard careFinancial Penalties and Violations
Both the state of Kansas and federal agencies penalize nursing homes by denying reimbursement payments from Medicare or imposing monetary fines anytime the facility is cited for a serious violation of established regulations and rules that harm or could harm residents.
Within the last three years, investigators imposed two monetary penalties against Good Samaritan Society - Atwood Nursing Center, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $10,400 fine on July 31, 2017, and a $25,409 fine on August 25, 2016, for a total of $35,809. During this time, Medicare denied payment on August 25, 2016, due to a lack of quality care.
The nursing home received 1 complaint and self-reported 1 serious problem over the last thirty-six months that resulted in violation citations. Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the State of Kansas Prevention and Protection Services Website.
Call (800) 926-7565 Toll-Free for a No Obligation ConsultationAtwood Kansas Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Our attorneys obtain and review data on every Kansas long-term care home from various online publically available sources including the Department of Public Health website and Medicare.gov.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of two out of five stars, including two 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 Ensure That Every Resident Is Free from the Use of Physical Restraints Unless Need for Medical Treatment – citation #F604 date May 1, 2019
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to assess [one resident] to ensure he/he was free from physical restraints.” The investigation involved a severely, cognitively impaired resident who “requires extensive staff assistance with bed mobility, transfers, and used a Geri chair (reclining chair on wheels).”
A review of the resident’s Care Area Assessment for Falls recorded that the resident “was at risk for falls and requires extensive staff assistance for transfers to his/her wheelchair.” By May 20, 2019, the Care Plan directed the staff “to transfer the resident to his/her Geri chair when out of bed and to apply a lap tray (a device that attaches to the chair to prevent the resident from arising out of the chair) to the Geri chair at all times when the resident was in the Geri chair.”
However, “the medical record lacked a physical restraint assessment and a recent physical therapy or Occupational Therapy assessment for the use of a restraint.” An administrative nurse at the facility verified on April 30, 2019 that the resident used a lap tray on the Geri chair when out of bed. The nurse also verified that “the facility had not assessed [the resident] for the use of the restraint.”
It was determined that the facility failed to follow their Restraint Policy from September 2018 that states that “the facility is to use the least restrictive alternative for the least amount of time and document ongoing reevaluation for the use of the restraint. Physical restraints include lap trays.”
Do you suspect that your loved one suffered injury or died prematurely while living at Good Samaritan Society - Atwood Nursing Center? Contact the Kansas nursing home abuse prevention lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Rawlins County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Atwood.
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