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Good Samaritan Society - Hays 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 Kansas.
If your loved one was victimized while living in a Ellis County nursing facility, contact the Kansas Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers represent your family to ensure you receive financial compensation to recover your damages. Call us now so we can begin working on your case today.Good Samaritan Society - Hays Nursing Center
This center is a 70-certified bed Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility providing services to residents of Hays and Ellis County, Kansas. The "non-profit" long-term care home is located at:
2700 Canal Blvd
Hays, Kansas 67601
Good Samaritan Society - Hays Nursing Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Good Samaritan Society - Hays 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 $22,250 for substandard careFinancial Penalties and Violations
It is the responsibility of federal and state investigators to penalize any nursing home that has violated a rule or regulation that caused harm or could have caused harm to a resident. Many of these penalties involve monetary fines or denial of payment for Medicare services.
Within the last three years, investigators imposed two monetary penalties against Good Samaritan Society - Hays Nursing Center, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $15,100 fine on November 14, 2018, and a $7,150 fine on May 01, 2018, for a total of $22,250. During this time, Medicare denied payment on August 24, 2017, due to a lack of quality care.
This nursing facility received 7 complaints and self-reported 3 serious issues over the last three years 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 ConsultationHays Kansas Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Your family can visit Medicare.gov and the Kansas Department of Public Health website to obtain a complete list of all violations, citations, and deficiencies identified by investigators and surveyors.
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 two 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 August 24, 2017
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to provide an environment free from verbal abuse for [one resident who] was verbally abused by facility staff.”
The resident’s MDS (Minimum Data Set) Assessment and Brief Interview for Mental Status (BIMS) show that the moderately, cognitively impaired resident had “mental depression with no behaviors.” The resident was receiving antianxiety medication to treat excessive anxiety, nervousness or attention and antidepressant to relieve symptoms of depression and treat mood disorders.
A Nurse’s Note documented at 11:26 PM on July 21, 2017, recorded that a nurse had received a phone call from a family member of the resident stating he/he “was standing outside the nursing home at the front door and had come to see his/her family member.” The nurse left the family member inside and accompanied the family member to the resident’s room.
When they arrived about 10 feet from the resident’s door, they overheard a Nurse Aide “announce in a loud voice, ‘if you are going to stab at me, I will snap right back.’” The note recorded that the resident apposite as family member “immediately entered the door, standing face-to-face with the Nurse Aide and said, ‘how dare you speak to my [family member] that way! What is your name? I am going to report you!”
The family member stated that the resident “was upset about the incident when [the nurse] asked the resident about the incident, the resident agreed he/he was upset, but did not appear emotionally distraught.” The note recorded that the Nurse Aide “had not physically touch the resident and there was no injury noted, and [the nurse] called the information regarding the incident to the Director of Nursing.”
Were you the victim of mistreatment while you lived at Good Samaritan Society - Hays 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 Ellis County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Hays.
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