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Good Samaritan Society - Devils Lake 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 Ramsey County nursing facility, contact the North Dakota 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 - Devils Lake Nursing Center
This Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is a "non-profit" center providing services to residents of Devils Lake and Ramsey County, North Dakota. The 48-certified bed long-term care home is located at:
302 7th Ave NE
Devils Lake, North Dakota 58301
Good Samaritan Society - Devils Lake Nursing Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Good Samaritan Society - Devils Lake 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
North Dakota and federal agencies have the legal responsibility of monitoring every nursing home and imposing monetary fines are denying reimbursement payments through Medicare if investigators identify serious violations and deficiencies. These penalties are typically imposed when the violation his severe and harmed or could have harmed a resident.
The nursing home received one complaint over the last thirty-six months that resulted in a violation citation. Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the State of North Dakota Vulnerable Adult Protective Services Website.
Call (800) 926-7565 Toll-Free for a No Obligation ConsultationDevils Lake North Dakota Nursing Home Safety Concerns
To ensure families are fully informed of the level of care every nursing home provides, the state of North Dakota 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 one out of five stars concerning health inspections, four out of five stars for staffing issues and three out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Timely Report Suspected Abuse, Neglect or Theft and Report the Results of the Investigation to Proper Authorities – citation #F689 April 3, 2019
- Failure to Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation date #F689 date April 3, 2019
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to ensure the results of [sic spinal investigations] of alleged abuse and neglect violations were reported to the State Survey Agency within five working days of each incident.”
This failure to “report the results of each investigation [to the proper authorities per the facility’s policy] placed all resident at risk for possible neglect or injury.”
The facility “failed to provide sufficient supervision or assistive devices for [20 resident] who required assistance with transfers. Failure to provide the sufficient level of assistance or assistive devices to safely transfer a resident placed [2 residents] at risk for falls with or without injury.”
The state surveyors observed a resident “in the bathroom at the call light on.” The resident had “wiped yourself, adjust her clothing, and was in the process of exiting the bathroom when a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) entered the room. The CNA watch from the bathroom doorway as [the resident] walked across the room utilizing her front wheeled walker and sat down and her recliner.”
Additionally, the CNA “failed to utilize a gait belt as care-plan.” A subsequent observation was made in April 2019 at 4: that show that a separate CNA transferred a different resident “to the bathroom, assisted her to stand, and let go of the resident’s gait belt while she turned toward the sink.” While the resident was attempting to sit down, the resident fell backwards “toward the toilet.”
The CNA “quickly turned back towards [the resident] and attempted to guide her onto the toilet by placing her hands on the resident’s hips.” The CNA never utilized a gait belt as care planned.”
Do you believe that your loved one was the victim of abuse or neglect while living at Good Samaritan Society - Devils Lake Nursing Center? Contact the North Dakota nursing home abuse prevention lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Ramsey County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Devils Lake.
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