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Good Samaritan Society Howard Nursing Center
The South Dakota Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys represents victims of nursing home assault and abuse occurring in South Dakota. Our team of abuse prevention lawyers has handled cases where Miner County nursing home residents were mistreated by the medical team, Nurses, State-Tested Nursing Assistants, visitors, employees, and other patients.
If your loved one was injured at any South Dakota nursing facility, contact us today. Let us represent your family to ensure you receive monetary compensation to recover your damages.Good Samaritan Society Howard Nursing Center
This facility is a "non-profit" 45-certified bed long term care center providing cares and services to residents of Howard and Miner County, South Dakota. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating home is located at:
300 West Hazel Avenue
Howard, South Dakota 57349
Good Samaritan Society Howard Nursing Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Good Samaritan Society Howard 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
The federal government and the state of South Dakota are authorized to penalize any nursing home with monetary fines or deny payment for Medicare services when the facility has been cited for serious violations of rules and regulations.
Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the State of South Dakota Department of Human Services Adult Protective Services Website.
Call (800) 926-7565 Toll-Free for a No Obligation ConsultationHoward South Dakota Nursing Home Safety Concerns
The state of South Dakota 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 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 Ensure the Nursing Home Area Remained Free of Accident Hazards and Risks and Provides Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F323 date November 8, 2017
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to ensure ongoing assessments and interventions for safety were in place for [one resident] with a motorized device.”
The state surveyors observed and interviewed the resident while in his room “sitting in his chair. There was a motorized Scooter beside his chair. He had an artificial prosthesis attached to his left knee area [and] confirmed to use the motorized Scooter to get around the facility.”
A review of the resident’s Quarterly MDS (Minimum Data Set) Assessment revealed that he “requires extensive assistance of two staff [members] for bed mobility, transfer, and toilet use. He had not ambulated [and] was independent after set up assistance with locomotion on-and-off the unit.” The resident had a limb prosthesis and had “upper and lower extremity impairment on both sides.”
The resident’s medical records and Progress Notes indicated that on July 5, 2017 the resident “drives the motorized wheelchair too fast without slowing down.” By August 8, 2017, the resident “uses motorized wheelchair to get around the facility and goes uptown in the motorized wheelchair.”
By August 30, 2017, a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) reported that around 10:30 AM that day “she was outside waiting to hold the door open for [the resident] as he was outside. While he was driving his motorized wheelchair and holding a box at the same time, he ran into the left side of the employees moped that was parked outside. A cause the moped to tip over on its right side, which scratch up the right side of the moped.”
By August 22, 2017, the resident was observed “multiple times coming around the corner in his power wheelchair to very best speed without looking to see if anyone was their or coming [and has] had a few close calls with staff and residents but has not hit anyone.”
A comprehensive review of the resident’s records indicated that “there had been no assessments completed for the use of the motorized device for [the resident and there were no physician’s orders].” Physical therapy had “not completed an assessment or evaluation for the use of a motorized device for the resident” apparently because criteria had not been met including a safety incident or there was no request from the resident to perform the assessment.
Do you believe that your loved one was the victim of abuse or neglect while living at Good Samaritan Society Howard Nursing Center? Contact the South Dakota nursing home abuse prevention lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Miner County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Howard.
Our legal team offers every client a free, initial case consultation. Additionally, we offer a 100% “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee. This promise means you do not owe us anything until we have secured a monetary compensation on your behalf.