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Good Samaritan Society - Ellsworth Village Nursing Center
Was your loved one mistreated while living in a Ellsworth County nursing facility? Are you concerned that they were the victims of abuse or neglect at the hands of caregivers or other residents? If so, contact the Kansas Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal help.
Our team of abuse prevention lawyers has represented many nursing home victims and can assist your family, too. We provide every client with a free initial consultation to discuss their case and determine the best legal options to proceed. Call now so we can begin working on your case today.Good Samaritan Society - Ellsworth Village Nursing Center
This long-term care center is a 59-certified bed "non-profit" home providing services to residents of Ellsworth and Ellsworth County, Kansas. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
1156 Highway 14
Ellsworth, Kansas 67439
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Good Samaritan Society - Ellsworth Village 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 $23,121 for substandard careFinancial Penalties and Violations
The federal government has the legal authority to penalize any nursing home that has violated rules and regulations that have harmed or could have harmed a nursing facility resident. These penalties include denial of payment for Medicare services are an imposed a monetary fine.
Within the last three years, investigators imposed two monetary penalties against Good Samaritan Society - Ellsworth Village Nursing Center, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $15,971 fine on December 17, 2018, and a $7,150 fine on August 30, 2018, for a total of $23,121. During this time, Medicare denied payment on December 17, 2018, due to a lack of quality care.
The nursing home received one complaint and self-reported one serious problem over the last thirty-six months 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 ConsultationEllsworth Kansas Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Our attorneys obtain and review data on every Kansas long-term care home from various online publically available sources including the Department of Public Health website and Medicare.gov.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including one out of five stars concerning health inspections, two 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 August 30, 2018
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to monitor and account for [2 residents] who walked away unattended while on a facility outing, placing the resident in immediate Jeopardy.”
The investigation involved a review of one resident’s Admission Assessment the documented that the resident “was admitted to the facility from the hospital after he/he became confused, got loss walking in his/her community, and did not know where he/he was.” The assessment documented that “the resident was to receive skilled services related to a change in condition [involving] wandering, anxiety, mood/behavior, incontinence, vital signs, and pain.”
The document indicated that the resident “was unable to find his/her way around familiar areas, and short-term memory loss, and may be at risk for elopement.” The resident’s care plan recorded that the resident “had potential for elopement related to confusion and being unhappy with placement in the facility.” The resident was supposed to be directed to “walk outdoors and provide diversionary activities such as folding tiles, putting together jigsaw puzzles, reading the newspaper, etc.”
The nursing staff was to place a wander guard on the resident’s ankle or wrist to alert the staff of the resident breached a barrier. At 12:55 PM on August 25, 2018, the Nurse’s Note recorded that administrative staff “walked in the door at 11:40 AM with the resident, so the resident was picked up down the street, as staff or loading the van with the wheelchair residents, this resident was confused of what was going on a walked the wrong way down the street.”
Were you the victim of mistreatment, neglect, or abuse while living at Good Samaritan Society - Ellsworth Village 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 Ellsworth County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Ellsworth.
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