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Good Samaritan Society - Decatur County Nursing Center
For many family members, detecting abuse and neglect in a nursing facility can be challenging at best, especially if your loved one has symptoms that mask the typical effects of mistreatment. In many cases, friends and family will mistake the natural progression of the aging process or a debilitating disease when actual abuse or neglect is occurring.
If you suspect that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment while living in a Decatur County nursing facility, contact the Kansas Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal assistance. Our team of abuse prevention lawyers has handled cases just like yours, and we can help your family too. Call us now so we can begin working on your case today to ensure you receive financial compensation for your damages.Good Samaritan Society - Decatur County Nursing Center
This long-term care home is a 45-certified bed center providing cares and services to residents of Oberlin and Decatur County, Kansas. The "non-profit" Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
108 E Ash Street
Oberlin, Kansas 67749
Good Samaritan Society - Decatur County Nursing Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Good Samaritan Society - Decatur County 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 $12,500 for substandard careFinancial Penalties and Violations
Kansas and the federal government have a legal responsibility of monitoring every nursing home in the state. These agencies have the authority to impose monetary penalties or hold payment from Medicare if the nursing facility has violated rules and regulations. Typically, the more serious the violation, the higher the monetary fines, especially if neglect or abuse caused harm or could have caused harm to a resident.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Good Samaritan Society - Decatur County Nursing Center for $12,500 on July 13, 2017, citing substandard care.
This nursing facility self-reported a serious problem over the last three years that resulted in a violation citation. Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the State of Kansas Prevention and Protection Services Website.
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To ensure families are fully informed of the level of care every nursing home provides, the state of Kansas 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 two out of five stars, including two out of five stars concerning health inspections, four out of five stars for staffing issues and one out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Report and Investigate Any Act or Reports of Abuse, Neglect or Mistreatment of Residents – citation #F225 date July 13, 2017
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to report to the State Agency and thoroughly investigate allegations of abuse for [one resident].” Investigation involved a severely, cognitively impaired resident with “physical and verbal behaviors, behaviors toward others, rejected cares, wonders one to three days during the observation period, requires extensive assistance of staff for all activities of daily living for transfers, dressing, and toileting.”
The resident’s Behavior Care Area Assessment Report dated March 16, 2017, documented that “the resident was physically and verbally aggressive toward staff, did not allow staff to meet his/her needs, when he/he was angry, and slept up to twenty-four hours without waking.” The document also states that “the cause of the behavior triggers was unknown, he/he did not bother other residents, and was fined minute, then became angry without any reason.”
The documentation shows that the resident “was an elopement risk and continue to try to go through the exit doors.” And updated Care Plan directed the staff to “ensure a Wander Guard Pendant (a device that alert staff when a resident comes close or attempt to open and exited door) was attached to the underside of the resident’s chair.”
The staff is to “offer to take the resident for a walk outdoors” and to use “weight bearing support to walk with a gait belt, and document the resident was independent with mobility in the wheelchair.”
Do you believe that your loved one has suffered harm through mistreatment while living at Good Samaritan Society - Decatur County Nursing Center? Contact the Kansas nursing home abuse prevention lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Decatur County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Oberlin.
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.