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Good Samaritan Society Betty Dare Nursing Center
This long-term care center is a "non-profit" 90-certified bed home providing cares to residents of Alamogordo and Otero County, New Mexico. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
3101 North Florida Avenue
Alamogordo, New Mexico 88310
Good Samaritan Society Betty Dare Nursing Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Good Samaritan Society Betty Dare Nursing Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long term care.
The facility also provides Huntington’s disease care, post-acute rehab services, memory care, special care unit, hospice, adult day services, men’s behavioral care, respite care, traumatic brain injury (TBI) care, and senior living options.
Fined $81,640 for substandard care
Financial Penalties and Violations
Both the federal government and the state of New Mexico can impose monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare of any nursing facility that has been found to have violated the established nursing home rules and regulations.
Within the last three years, investigators imposed two monetary penalties against Good Samaritan Society Betty Dare Nursing Center, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $7,800 fine on February 20, 2018, and a $73,840 fine on March 15, 2017, for a total of $81,640. During this time, Medicare denied payment on March 15, 2017, due to a lack of quality care.
This nursing home received two complaints and self-reported one serious issue over the last thirty-six months that resulted in violation citations. Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the State of New Mexico Adult Protective Services Website.
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Alamogordo New Mexico Nursing Home Safety Concerns
To ensure families are fully informed of the level of care every nursing home provides, the state of New Mexico and Medicare.com routinely update their long-term care home database systems with info on violations, citations, and deficiencies.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including two out of five stars concerning health inspections, three out of five stars for staffing issues and one out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Protect Every Resident from All Forms of Abuse Including Physical and Sexual Assault, Physical Punishment, and Neglect by Anybody – citation #F600 date February 20, 2018
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to ensure the resident was free from neglect when she quit going to the dining room for the evening meal to avoid the physical pain associated with delays and being put to bed after dinner.” This deficient practice “resulted in the resident remaining in a room and experiencing isolation that can result in sadness, futility, and depression.”
The state investigators interviewed the resident who stated that “I would go to dinner (evening meal), but they have a rule that you cannot go back to the room until 7:30 PM. I would sit down there and cried with pain (from my tailbone) and would be told the wait my turn.”
The resident stated, “I quit going to the dining room after that. It has been months that I quit going. Every now and then, I try again, and it is the same old thing, my tailbone starts hurting.”
The resident said, “I was told to wait my turn. They clear us all out of the dining room and line us up in the hall, and you were told to wait your turn. I and my daughter talked to the Social Worker and nurses, but nothing changes. I stay in my room for dinner.”
The investigators interviewed a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) who stated that the resident “does not get up for supper (the evening meal) because it takes too long to get lay down afterward. She waits for hours. The Nurse Manager says they cannot lay anybody down until 8:30 PM or 9:00 PM and all the showers are done.”
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