Good Samaritan Society Canistota Nursing Center

Attorneys for Neglected & Mistreated at Good Samaritan Society Canistota Nursing Center

Good Samaritan Society Canistota Nursing CenterAre you concerned that caregivers at the Mccook County nursing facility have victimized your loved one through negligence and mistreatment? Do you suspect they have been physically, mentally, emotionally, or sexually assaulted by the nursing staff, visitors, or other patients?

Contact the South Dakota Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal intervention. Our team of abuse prevention lawyers will use the law to obtain financial compensation on your family’s behalf.

Good Samaritan Society Canistota Nursing Center

This long-term care facility is a 55-certified bed Medicare and Medicaid-participating center providing services to residents of Canistota and Mccook County, South Dakota. The "non-profit" home is located at:

700 West Main St
Canistota, South Dakota 57012
(605) 296-3442
Good Samaritan Society Canistota Nursing Center

In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Good Samaritan Society Canistota 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

Both the state of South Dakota 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.

The nursing home received two complaints over the last three years that resulted in a violation citation. Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the State of South Dakota Department of Human Services Adult Protective Services Website.

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Canistota South Dakota Nursing Home Safety Concerns

Two Stars Rating

The state of South Dakota and the federal government regularly updates its long-term care home database system with complete details of all deficiencies, citations, and violations.

According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of two out of five stars, including two out of five stars concerning health inspections, two out of five stars for staffing issues and five out of five stars for quality measures.

  • Failure to Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation date #F689 date June 13, 2018
  • The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to ensure appropriate assessments to prevent accidents and hazards were completed for [2 residents] at risk for elopement, one resident who smoke, and one resident observed with side rails on their bed.”

    In one case, a resident’s medical records revealed that they wore a wander guard due to “exit seeking behaviors.” The resident’s Brief Interview for Mental Status (BIMS) score of ninety-nine indicated that “his cognitive status was incomplete or could not be done.”

    The resident’s undated care plan revealed that “he had impaired thought process related to dementia [and] had an adjustment issue related to the admission as evidenced by his confusion to place and desire to return home to his farm.”

    The resident’s medical condition-associated behavioral symptoms were evidenced “by elopement attempts” and “would be safe “in his environment as evidenced by not eloping.” The Care Plan stated that the resident “would not leave the facility unattended.”

    A review of the resident apposite as Mood and Behavior Progress Notes between May 12, 2018 in June 4, 2018 revealed that the resident “exhibited exit-seeking behavior eleven times. There were multiple accounts prevent that had occurred throughout the day and evening.” The nurses had documented the resident frequently exit-seeking during the shift.

    The Director of nursing stated during an interview that “there was no assessment completed for elopement risk [and] there was no system for determining if the resident needed a Wander Guard or was at risk for elopement.” The survey team made random observations of the resident on June 11, 2018 between 2:45 PM and 5:40 PM, and the following day on June 12, 2018 between 7:45 AM and 5:10 PM. And again on June 13, 2018 between 8:10 AM and 2:20 PM.”

    The surveyors observed the resident “ambulating throughout various areas of the facility” while not “wearing a Roam Alert to notify the staff if he attempted to leave the facility without their knowledge.”

    A review of a recent Comprehensive Care Plan indicated that “the resident has the potential for elopement related to cognitive impairment, and a history of elopement.”

Neglected at Good Samaritan Society Canistota Nursing Center? Let Us Help You Today

Do you suspect that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment while living at Good Samaritan Society Canistota Nursing Center? Contact the South Dakota nursing home abuse prevention lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Mccook County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Canistota.

Our law firm provides every potential client an initial free case consultation. Also, we offer a 100% “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee, meaning you do not owe us any money until we have received a monetary recovery on your behalf. All information you share with our law offices will remain confidential.


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