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Good Samaritan Society - Florida Lutheran Nursing Center
Many families have limited options on how to handle the care of a loved one who requires medical professionals in a skilled nursing environment. Typically, reputable nursing homes follow established procedures and protocols to ensure that every resident’s needs are met. Unfortunately, mistreatment still occurs in some facilities in Florida.
If your loved one was victimized while living in a Volusia County nursing facility, contact the Florida Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers represent your family to ensure you receive financial compensation from recovering your damages. Call us now so we can begin working on your case today.Good Samaritan Society - Florida Lutheran Nursing Center
This long-term care facility is a 60-certified bed "non-profit" home providing services and cares to residents of Deland and Volusia County, Florida. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating center is located at:
450 North McDonald Avenue
Deland, Florida 32724
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In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Good Samaritan Society - Florida Lutheran Nursing Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long term care.
The facility also provides comprehensive rehab services, wound care, respiratory care, bariatric care, pulmonary care, IV (intervenous) care, post-stroke care, enteral nutrition, pain management, hospice, dementia and memory care, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.Financial Penalties and Violations
The investigators for the state of Florida and federal nursing home regulatory agencies have the legal responsibility of penalizing any facility that has violated rules and regulations that harmed or could have harmed a resident. These penalties often include monetary fines and denying payment of Medicare services. Typically, the higher the penalty, the more egregious the problem.
Within the last three years, investigators imposed two monetary penalties against Good Samaritan Society - Florida Lutheran Nursing Center, citing substandard care. These penalties include an $8,161 fine on July 13, 2017, and a $20,965 fine on July 13, 2017, for a total of $29,126.
The nursing home received two complaints over the last three years that resulted in a violation citation. Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the State of Florida Adult Protective Services Website.
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To be fully informed on the level of care nursing homes provide, families routinely research Medicare.gov and the Florida Department of Public Health website database systems for a complete list of deficiencies, violations, and citations.
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 Make Sure Services Provided by the Nursing Facility Meet Professional Standards of Quality – citation #F281 date July 13, 2017
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to ensure that the services provided by the facility met professional standards of quality.” The nursing home failed to “ensure that a fall prevention Care Plan was implemented for [one high-risk resident] who sustained falls with injuries at the facility.”
The documentation shows that the resident “sustained a subdural hematoma from a fall on July 1, 2017, requiring hospitalization.” The Director of Nursing confirmed that the resident had fallen attempting to “get off the commode. [The resident] hit her head on the wall, sustained a subdural hematoma and was in the hospital for three days.”
The investigators attempted to interview the resident, but “she was unable to answer any questions.” A review of the resident’s Brief Interview for Mental Status (BIMS) and MDS (Minimum Data Set) Assessment revealed “there was a history of falls, indicating the resident was at risk at the time of the comprehensive assessment.” The resident was documented as having an unsteady gait and balance and requires the assistance of one person for transfers.
A review of Nursing Progress Notes for the resident indicated that “she sustained falls at the facility” on numerous dates or she fell out of the wheelchair, fell on the floor in the room, and “was found sitting on the floor next to the bed [with a] small abrasion on the head [and] multiple skin tears to the left forearm.”
On one occasion, the nursing staff documented [that] eight-hour neurological checks were performed. However, “no details related to the need for neurological checks” were posted in the Progress Notes.
Do you believe that your loved one was the victim of abuse or neglect while living at Good Samaritan Society - Florida Lutheran Nursing Center? Contact the Florida nursing home abuse prevention lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Volusia County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Deland.
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