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Good Samaritan Society - Estherville Nursing Center
This nursing center is a "non-profit" Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility providing services and cares to residents of Estherville and Emmet County, Iowa. The 90-certified bed long-term care nursing home is located at:
1646 Fifth Avenue North
Estherville, Iowa 51334
Good Samaritan Society - Estherville Nursing Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Good Samaritan Society - Estherville 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 $24,310 for substandard care
Financial Penalties and Violations
Iowa and the federal government have the legal obligation to monitor every nursing facility and impose monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare if the home has violated established nursing home regulations and rules. In severe cases, the nursing facility will receive multiple penalties if investigators find the violations are severe and harmed or could have harmed a resident.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Good Samaritan Society - Estherville Nursing Center for $24,310 on August 10, 2016, citing substandard care.
This nursing facility self-reported three serious problems over the last thirty-six months that resulted in violation citations. Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the State of Iowa Dependent Adult Protective Services Website.
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Estherville Iowa Nursing Home Safety Concerns
The state of Iowa and the federal government regularly updates its long-term care home database system with complete details of all deficiencies, citations, and violations.
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 Ensure the Nursing Home Area Remained Free of Accident Hazards and Risks and Provides Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F323 date August 10, 2016
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to provide adequate supervision to ensure against hazards from self and the environment for [2 residents].”
The investigation involved a severely, cognitively impaired resident who “experienced frequent incontinence of urine and occasionally of bowel.” The resident’s MDS (Minimum Data Set) Assessment that identified that the resident had “one fall since the last assessment period.” A review of the resident’s Falls Tool dated July 12, 2016 indicated that “the resident had a high risk for falls.”
The state investigators reviewed the Incident Report dated July 12, 2016 that indicated at 4:45 AM, the Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) called the nurse into the resident’s room. The resident laid on his/her left side on the floor and next to the bed.”
At that time, “the resident’s legs extended straight out and hands in front of his/her body. About a 12-inch pool of blood surround of the left side of his/her head. The resident health his/her head off the floor [and] could not describe what happened but the resident was able to state he/she hurt a little.”
The incident report identified that “the alarm did not sound of the resident was incontinent.” Hospital documentation indicated that the resident had “a 3.5 cm laceration to the left supraorbital rim and a 7.0 cm hematoma at the left side. The treatment included a wound closure with sutures.”
One staff member stated during an interview that before the incident had occurred, “she entered another resident’s room and, on the way, looked in on this resident’s room. The resident had been in bed and appear to be asleep. The nursing staff member stated that when she came monitor the hallway, she “saw the resident on the floor. The alarm did not sound and had been on the bed and not attach the resident.”
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