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Good Samaritan Society - Colonial Villa Nursing Center
Mistreatment occurring in nursing homes across the U.S. is in all too common occurrence. According to statistics maintained by Medicare, there are thousands of senior citizens, the disabled, and rehabilitating subjected to abuse and neglect at nursing homes nationwide. Many of these individuals suffered mistreatment at the hands of their caregivers, employees, visitors, and other patients.
If your loved one was injured while living in a Harlan County nursing facility, contact the Nebraska Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal help. Our team of abuse prevention lawyers can work on your family’s behalf to ensure you are adequately compensated for your damages.Good Samaritan Society - Colonial Villa
This Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is a "non-profit" center providing services to residents of Alma and Harlan County, Nebraska. The 53-certified bed long-term care home is located at:
719 North Brown Street
Alma, Nebraska 68920
Good Samaritan Society - Colonial Villa
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Good Samaritan Society - Colonial Villa 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 and federal investigators have the legal authority to penalize any nursing home that has been cited for a serious violation that harmed or could have harmed in nursing home resident. Typically, these penalties include imposed monetary fines and denial of payment for Medicare services.
Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the State of Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services Website.
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To be fully informed on the level of care nursing homes provide, families routinely research Medicare.gov and the Nebraska Department of Public Health website database systems for a complete list of deficiencies, violations, and citations.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of two out of five stars, including three out of five stars concerning health inspections, one out of five stars for staffing issues and four out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Ensure the Nursing Home Area Remained Free of Accident Hazards and Risks and Provides Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F323 date December 1, 2016
- Failure to Honor the Resident’s Right to Voice Grievances without Discrimination or Reprisal – citation #F585 date April 22, 2019
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to secure potentially hazardous chemicals from potential access by [a resident] and failed to secure toilet risers to the toilet’s for [3 residents] placing the residents at risk for injury.”
The state investigators observed the Supply Closet that was unlocked and contained sanitizer jail, aftershave lotion, perineal wash, bottle spray deodorant, sanitizing wipe, cleansing cream, and body shield ointment. The Director of nursing stated that they were eight residents in the facility “that were cognitively impaired and were independent with locomotion that could potentially gain access to the items in the unlocked supply closets.”
The nursing home “failed to implement the facility policy for documenting and resolving grievances for [a resident].” The state investigators interviewed the resident on April 16, 2019 who revealed that “they had a concern about some issues with the facility staff. In one incident, [the resident] had used her call light to call for assistance on the night shift on an unspecified date.”
The resident reported that a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) “entered the room, cancel the call light, and told [the resident] that they could not assist them and left the room.” The resident reported that “they called again and [the LPN] returned to the room and cancel the call light again and did not provide them assistance.”
The resident reported the Aides “then came in and did not realize [the resident] had need assistance because [the LPN] had canceled their call for assistance.” The resident reported on another occasion that the same LPN “was nasty to them because they were trying to have a visitor assist them with a non-direct care related task that staff had not assisted them with.”
The resident also reported that “some of the facility staff were rude to their visitors [and] observe frequently using their cell phones while on duty.”
Do you suspect that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment while residing at Good Samaritan Society - Colonial Villa Nursing Center? Contact the Nebraska nursing home abuse prevention lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Harlan County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Alma.
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