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Good Samaritan Society - Blackduck Nursing Center
This long-term care center is a 30-certified bed "non-profit" home providing services to residents of Blackduck and Beltrami County, Minnesota. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
172 Summit Avenue West
Blackduck, Minnesota 56630
Good Samaritan Society - Blackduck Nursing Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Good Samaritan Society - Blackduck 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
The state of Minnesota and the federal government have the legal obligation for monitoring every nursing facility and impose monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare if the facility has violated established nursing home regulations and rules. In serious cases, the nursing facility will receive multiple penalties if investigators find the violations are severe and harmed or could have harmed a resident.
Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the State of Minnesota Vulnerable Adult Protection and Elder Abuse Website.
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Blackduck Minnesota Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Your family can visit Medicare.gov and the Minnesota Department of Public Health website to obtain a complete list of all violations, citations, and deficiencies identified by investigators and surveyors.
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 four out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Provide and Implement an Infection Protection and Control Program – citation #F880 date May 15, 2019
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to ensure proper infection control practices were utilized for [one resident] observed during the dressing change.”
Specifically, on May 14, 2019, just before 9:00 AM, and Registered Nurse (RN) was observed attaining supplies and entering the resident’s room. During that time, the RN “washed her hands and donned clean gloves.” The resident “was seated in a wheelchair as [the RN] remove the right shoe in Stockton remove the dressing from the wound on the resident’s right outer ankle area.”
The RN said that the dressing was “75% covered with serosanguineous (blood/serum) drainage.” While the Register Nurse followed sanitary protocol, at one point “she put the 2 x 2 package [of gauze] on the bare floor.” The RN stated that “she grabbed the disposable pad to put on the floor for a clean feel but had forgotten to use it.”
The registered nurse confirmed “she should have not put the gauze package on the bare floor.” This deficient practice was verified by the Dir. of nursing who stated that the resident apposite as “dressing change supply should not be placed on the bare floor and confirmed it would be an infection control concern.”
In a separate summary statement of deficiencies dated June 7, 2018, the “facility failed to ensure appropriate handwashing, cleaning practices, and personal protective equipment (PPE) protocols were observed for [2 residents] who requires isolation precautions for [highly contagious Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)] infections.”
The resident’s Care Plan dated June 7, 2018 “lacked interventions for the care and treatment of [the resident’s disease].” A family member the resident stated that the resident “was on isolation precautions for [MRSA] infection and could not leave her room.” The family member stated that “there was a stand across the hall from [the resident apposite as] room that contained Personal Protective Equipment that the staff or when entering the resident’s room to provide care.”
That day, and Registered Nurse (RN) verified that the resident had colonized infections “which she indicated minute was not an act of infection, but it could be pass on others if not contained.” The RN indicated that because of the resident’s dementia and or habit of picking, scratching, and smearing at her advancing wound, “isolation precautions were required.”
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