Good Samaritan Society - Battle Lake Nursing Center

Attorneys for Injured & Mistreated at Good Samaritan Society - Battle Lake Nursing Center

Good Samaritan Society - Battle Lake Nursing CenterAre you concerned that the medical staff is neglecting your loved one in a Otter Tail County nursing home? Do you suspect that they are being mistreated or abused by caregivers, employees, or other patients?

Contact the Minnesota Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal intervention. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers work on your behalf to stop the mistreatment now. We will use the law to ensure you receive financial compensation to recover your damages.

Good Samaritan Society - Battle Lake Nursing Center

This long-term care facility is a 55-certified bed "non-profit" home providing services and cares to residents of Battle Lake and Otter Tail County, Minnesota. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating center is located at:

105 Glenhaven Drive
Battle Lake, Minnesota 56515
(218) 864-5231
Good Samaritan Society - Battle Lake Nursing Center

In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Good Samaritan Society - Battle Lake 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 nursing home regulatory agencies have the legal authority to impose monetary fines and deny payment for Medicare services for any nursing facility cited for serious violations of regulations and rules.

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 Minnesota Vulnerable Adult Protection and Elder Abuse Website.

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Battle Lake Minnesota Nursing Home Safety Concerns Two Stars Rating

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 two out of five stars, including two out of five stars concerning health inspections, three out of five stars for staffing issues and four out of five stars for quality measures.

  • Failure to Develop, Write and Use Policies and Forbid Mistreatment, Neglect or Abuse of Residents – citation #F224 date November 20, 2017
  • The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to ensure residents were free from maltreatment for [2 residents] who were prescribed a narcotic medication. A staff member took multiple doses of [an opioid pain medication] from two residents from their own personal use.”

    A review of a resident’s Medication Administration Record (MAR) and physician’s prescriptions indicated that the resident was taking an opioid pain medication 15 mg by mouth three times a day as needed for pain.

    At during an interview with the resident, it was revealed that a Registered Nurse (RN) had been discussing the amount of medication the resident was “requesting from the staff. The RN asked whether [the resident apposite as] pain was worse. Following the conversation, [the resident] thought about how frequently he needed [the pain medication].”

    Usually, the resident tolerated a pain level of six or seven on a scale from 1 to 10 with “ten being the worst pain.” However, the resident indicated that he typically requested the pain medication and his pain “was at an eight or nine. There were some days when the resident did not require medication and at most requested the medication one or two times a day.”

    Sometime in May, the resident had discussed his concerns over the pain medication with the register nurse saying that “he was not using as much [medication] as documented by the staff. After that, the staff requested [the resident apposite as] initials on a sheet of paper along with an RN dispensing the medication every time [the resident] was given [the pain medication].”

    The investigation determined that a different Registered Nurse had been forging the resident’s initials after denying the resident the pain medication saying the resident “would have to wait.”

    The reporting register nurse “contacted the Director of nursing and began investigating the dates, times, and nurse dispensing the medication [to the resident].” The alleged forging register nurse the night taking the resident’s medications and instead said “she was more intended than other staff to every resident’s need for pain medication.”

    A review of the facility’s policy titled Abuse and Neglect indicated that “residents have the right to be free from misappropriation of resident property and exploitation.”

Neglected at Good Samaritan Society - Battle Lake Nursing Center? Let Us Help You Today

Was your loved one mistreated while residing at Good Samaritan Society - Battle Lake Nursing Center? Contact the Minnesota nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Otter Tail County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Battle Lake.

You will not be charged to discuss your case with our legal team during an initial, free case review. Also, we provide a 100% “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee. This promise means that you will owe us nothing until we have secured financial compensation on your behalf. All information you share with our law offices will remain confidential.

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