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Good Samaritan Society - Forest City Nursing Center Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
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Good Samaritan Society - Forest City Nursing Center
This nursing center is a "non-profit" Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility providing services and cares to residents of Forest City and Winnebago County, Iowa. The 56-certified bed long-term care nursing home is located at:
606 South Seventh Street
Forest City, Iowa 50436
Good Samaritan Society - Forest City Nursing Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Good Samaritan Society - Forest City 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
When investigators working for the federal government identify severe violations of nursing home rules and regulations, they can penalize the facility by a denial of payment for Medicare services or impose monetary fines.
Over the last three years, Medicare denied payment on May 04, 2017, due to a lack of quality care. This nursing facility received four complaints and self-reported three serious issues over the last three years that resulted in violation citations.
Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the Delaware Adult Protective Services Website. Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the State of Iowa Dependent Adult Protective Services Website.
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Forest City Iowa Nursing Home Safety Concerns
To be fully informed on the level of care nursing homes provide, families routinely research Medicare.gov and the Iowa 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 two out of five stars concerning health inspections, three out of five stars for staffing issues and four out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Protect Every Resident from All Forms of Abuse, Physical Punishment, and Being Separated from Others – citation #F223 date May 4, 2017
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to ensure [one resident] remained free from abuse.” The incident involved a severely, cognitively impaired resident who “requires supervision with transfers and ambulation an extensive assist with dressing, eating, toilet use, personal hygiene, and bathing.”
Documentation shows that the nurse had been notified of an incident with a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) that the resident was in their room at 9:30 PM.” Another staff member reported that the CNA “was found lying on the bed kissing [the resident]. Both were fully dressed. Upon two nurses entering the resident’s room after separation, [the resident was found] in the bathroom on the toilet, independently toileting.”
The resident “had been called and questioned about a change of behavior. The resident denied pain. The staff assisted [the resident] to lie in bed and vitals were obtained.”
The nursing staff asked the resident “how things were going.” The staff repeated “is anything going on tonight.” The resident responded “No.” The inappropriate staff member “was removed from the Manner and any direct resident contact.”
One staff member stated during an interview that she had gone into the resident’s room “knocked on the door and there was no answer.” The staff member said “she saw the privacy curtain pulled and thought she heard kissing sounds. When she looked around the curtain, she saw [the staff member] leg back on the bed with [the resident] on top of [the staff member] kissing.”
The facility investigation of the incident revealed that the staff member had been interviewed by the administrator and “was asked to tell about the events that it happened [with the resident that night].” The staff member responded that “she was drawn into a, had not gotten a lot of affection at home. She stated she knew it was wrong and it would not happen again.”
Mistreated at Good Samaritan Society - Forest City Nursing Center? We Can Help
Do you believe that your loved one has suffered harm through mistreatment while living at Good Samaritan Society - Forest City 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 Winnebago County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Forest City.
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