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Good Samaritan Society - Ellis Nursing Center
Do you suspect that your loved one is the victim of verbal or physical abuse while living in a Ellis County nursing facility? Are you concerned that the mistreatment is occurring at the hands of caregivers, other patients, employees, or visitors? If so, contact the Kansas Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal intervention.
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This long-term care facility is a 45-certified bed "non-profit" home providing services and cares to residents of Ellis and Ellis County, Kansas. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating center is located at:
1101 Spruce Street
Ellis, Kansas 67637
Good Samaritan Society - Ellis Nursing Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Good Samaritan Society - Ellis 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 $179,603 for substandard careFinancial Penalties and Violations
The federal government and the state of Kansas are authorized to penalize any nursing home with monetary fines or deny payment for Medicare services when the facility has been cited for serious violations of rules and regulations.
Within the last thirty-six months, investigators imposed three monetary penalties against Good Samaritan Society - Ellis Nursing Center, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $38,883 fine on January 09, 2019, a $51,669 fine on February 21, 2017, and a $89,051 fine on November 18, 2016, for a total of $179,603. During this time, Medicare denied payment on November 18, 2016, due to a lack of quality care.
This nursing facility received three complaints and self-reported 2 serious issues over the last three years that resulted in violation citations. Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the State of Kansas Prevention and Protection Services Website.
Call (800) 926-7565 Toll-Free for a No Obligation ConsultationEllis Kansas Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Your family can visit Medicare.gov and the Kansas Department of Public Health website to obtain a complete list of all violations, citations, and deficiencies identified by investigators and surveyors.
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 Protect Every Resident from All Forms of Abuse Including Physical and Sexual Assault, Physical Punishment, and Neglect by Anybody – citation #F600 date January 9, 2019
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to implement interventions to [one resident] after he/he attempted suicide, and the resident made repeated suicide attempts on three or more occasions. The deficient practice placed the resident in immediate Jeopardy.”
The investigation involved a resident with a major medical condition involving “abnormal emotional state characterized by exaggerated feelings of sadness, worthlessness, emptiness, and hopelessness.” The resident also had a major mental disorder “characterized by a gross impairment of reality testing not due to a substance or known physiological condition.”
The resident suffered with “gross distortion of reality, disturbances of language and communication, and fragmentation of thought.” A review of the resident’s MDS (Minimum Data Set) Assessment recorded that “the resident had a urinary tract infection in the past thirty days, received schedule an ‘as needed’ pain management, had a life expectancy of less than six months and had a non-injury fall.”
The resident’s current Care Plan dated December 18, 2018 documented that the resident “had depression as evidenced by sadness.” The staff was to “monitor, record, report to the health care provider any suicidal plan, pass attempted suicide, sense of hopelessness or helplessness, and impaired judgment or safety awareness.”
The staff was further directed to “report risky action such as placing himself/herself at risk for harm to self, and intentionally harming self.” However, the “Care Plan lacked documentation of revisions after the resident suicide attempts on September 19, 2018, September 24, 2018, September 25, 2018 until September 26, 2018, after the resident’s for suicide attempt.”
The September 24, 2018, Progress Note described self-harm behavior where the resident “had electric cord around his/her neck and tried to get trash bags.”
Do you suspect that your loved one suffered injury or died prematurely while living at Good Samaritan Society - Ellis 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 Ellis County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Ellis.
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