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Good Samaritan Society - Fontanelle Nursing Center Abuse and Neglect Lawyers

Good Samaritan Society - Fontanelle Nursing CenterMany families have limited options on how to ensure that their loved one receives the best care and choose to place them in a community nursing facility. Unfortunately, the incident rates of abuse and neglect occurring in nursing homes nationwide have risen significantly over the last few decades. Many patients become victims of mistreatment at the hands of caregivers, employees, visitors, or other residents.

If your loved one suffered harm while living in a Adair County nursing facility, contact the Iowa Nursing Home Law Center attorneys now for immediate legal intervention. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive monetary compensation for your damages.

Good Samaritan Society - Fontanelle Nursing Center

This Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is a "non-profit" center providing services to residents of Fontanelle and Adair County, Iowa. The 46-certified bed long-term care home is located at:

326 Summerset Box 38
Fontanelle, Iowa 50846
(641) 745-4191
Good Samaritan Society - Fontanelle Nursing Center

In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Good Samaritan Society - Fontanelle 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

Federal investigators penalize nursing facilities with monetary fines and denied payment for Medicare when the nursing home has been cited for serious violations of rules and regulations.

Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the State of Iowa Dependent Adult Protective Services Website.

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Fontanelle Iowa Nursing Home Safety Concerns

Two Stars Rating

The state of Iowa and routinely update their comprehensive list of deficiencies online to reflect all violations

According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of two out of five stars, including two out of five stars concerning health inspections, four out of five stars for staffing issues and two out of five stars for quality measures.

  • Failure to Develop, Implement and Enforce Policies That Prevent Mistreatment, Neglect or Abuse of Residents – citation #F226 date February 29, 2016
  • The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to ensure [one employee] received Mandatory Report or Training within six months of hire.” The investigators reviewed the employee’s personnel file with a higher dated June 22, 2015. The file failed to contain documentation that [the employee] received or completed the required two-hour Mandatory Report or training within six months of hire.”

    The Social Services Director and Administrator have been contacted. The Director stated that “she had not found any record of Mandatory Reported Training for [that staff member].”

  • Failure to Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation date #F689 May 3, 2018
  • The nursing home “failed to ensure residents who called out for help receive help [timely] or staff checks to ensure no accident occurred.” Of the investigation involved to residents at the facility.”

    In one incident, documentation identified that “the resident had a fall related to hemiparesis and impaired cognition. The focus area contained to interventions: to encourage participation in diversion all activities and use of a personal alarm.”

    An observation of the resident beginning at 11:11 AM on April 30, 2018, revealed that the resident had “yelled out from her room ‘help, help, help’ and ‘I need to go to the hospital’! After hearing her yell out for two minutes, observation revealed a male staff member walked up the hall that did not go into the room.”

    For minutes later at 11:15 AM, the resident “continued to holler out and no staff responded to the resident yelling and no staff were seen in the hall.” At 11:19 AM, [the resident] cough to congested dry cough, continued to yell loudly for help, and then to cry.”

    At 11:23 AM, and Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) “went down the hall with the medication cart.” The resident asked ‘what do I do?” The staff “entered the room and asked the resident if she was ready to get up for lunch.”

    It was documented that “fourteen minutes had passed from 11:09 AM when the resident first began to call for help until 1120 3M when the staff entered the resident’s room.”

Do You Have More Questions about Good Samaritan Society - Fontanelle Nursing Center? Let Our Team Help

Do you believe that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment, abuse, or neglect while living at Good Samaritan Society - Fontanelle Nursing Center? Contact the Iowa nursing home abuse prevention lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Adair County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Fontanelle.

Our legal team never charges potential clients to discuss your case through an initial claim consultation. Also, we offer a 100% “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee, meaning you will not owe us any money unless we have received a monetary recovery on your behalf. All information you share with our law offices will remain confidential.


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