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Good Samaritan Society - Comforcare Nursing Center
Deciding to entrust the medical team at a nursing home to provide a loved one the highest level of care can never be easy. In some situations, nurses and Nurse’s Aides will assure the family that they follow established standards of care when in fact that does not happen. Without warning, their loved one can be victimized through mistreatment, neglect or abuse due to mismanagement, insufficient staffing, or poor hiring practices.
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This nursing center is a "non-profit" Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility providing services and cares to residents of Austin and Mower County, Minnesota. The 44-certified bed long-term care nursing home is located at:
1201 17Th Street NE
Austin, Minnesota 55912
Good Samaritan Society - Comforcare Nursing Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Good Samaritan Society - Comforcare 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.
Fined $3,663 for substandard careFinancial Penalties and Violations
Federal and state investigators have a legal obligation to penalize any nursing home that violated a rule or regulation that harmed or could have harmed a resident. These penalties typically include an imposed monetary fines or denial of payment for Medicare services. Usually, the higher the violation, the higher the fine.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Good Samaritan Society - Comforcare Nursing Center for $3,663 on December 15, 2016, citing substandard care.
The nursing home received three complaints 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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The state of Minnesota and Medicare.com routinely update their comprehensive list of deficiencies online to reflect all 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, five out of five stars for staffing issues and four 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 #F689 date February 8, 2018
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to comprehensively assess the risk of elopement for [2 residents] who had a history of [wandering].” In one case, a resident was observed in the dining room on February 6, 2018 “eating supper.” The following day at 10:00 AM, the same resident was “attending a devotions activity and the Chapel.” Then at 2:40 PM, the resident was “attending BINGO in the large unit dining room.”
On the third day, February a 2018 at 10:25 AM, the resident was “in the room in her wheelchair, still in pajamas, and looking through her belongings.” Thirteen minutes later, the resident was “in the room visiting family members who were leaving, stating [they were] not feeling well.”
A review of the resident’s Care Plan included a “history of wandering behavior.” Additionally, “she is independent with transfers, monitoring for mood behavior per the nursing Assistant care sheet (Kardex).” The documentation also says that if the staff is “unable to keep the resident on the unit, one staff to follow [the resident] in hallways.”
The staff is directed to “attempt to divert her to the Chapel where she appears to de-escalate. Behavior of yelling and being combative [involve] intervention: Leave the resident in a safe position a re-approach at a later time. Also, asked the resident to show her bike that she has in her room.”
Incident Report revealed that the resident “had eloped from the facility on May 27, 2017, June 9, 2017, and again on July 12, 2017.” A review of the resident’s electronic Medical Records revealed “a comprehensive Elopement Risk Assessment had not been completed for [the resident] since her admission to the facility.” This failure by the staff existed “even though she had exhibited elopement behavior in the past.”
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