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Good Samaritan Society - Indianola Nursing Center Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
If your loved one was injured or died prematurely while living in a nursing home, contact the Iowa Nursing Home Law Center attorneys now for immediate legal assistance. Our team of abuse prevention lawyers has handled cases just like yours, and we can help your family, too. Contact us today so we can begin working on your case to ensure you receive financial compensation for your damages.
Good Samaritan Society - Indianola Nursing Center
This long-term care facility is a 131-certified bed Medicare and Medicaid-participating center providing services to residents of Indianola and Warren County, Iowa. The "non-profit" home is located at:
708 South Jefferson
Indianola, Iowa 50125
Good Samaritan Society - Indianola Nursing Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Good Samaritan Society - Indianola 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 $48,401 for substandard care
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.
Within the last three years, investigators imposed two monetary penalties against Good Samaritan Society - Indianola Nursing Center, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $8,775 fine on July 18, 2017, and a $39,626 fine on September 22, 2016, for a total of $48,401. During this time, Medicare denied payment on February 28, 2019, due to a lack of quality care.
This nursing facility received eight complaints and self-reported five serious issues over the last three years that resulted in violation citations. Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the State of Iowa Dependent Adult Protective Services Website.
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Indianola Iowa Nursing Home Safety Concerns
The state of Iowa and Medicare.com routinely update their comprehensive list of deficiencies online to reflect all violations
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including one 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 September 22, 2016
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to ensure residents are free from abuse.” Investigation involved a severely, cognitively impaired resident with “no behaviors.”
The resident’s Care Plan indicated that the resident had “impaired cognition function and thought processes related to dementia and difficulty making decisions.” The staff was directed to be aware of the resident’s needs and provides supervision while in the Chronic Effusion Dementing Illness unit for safety.
The resident’s Progress Notes dated August 27, 2016 at 5:25 PM identified and incident had occurred earlier that morning at 9:45 AM. The note indicated that a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) “call for the nurse. When the nurse arrived, [2 CNAs] informed the Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) they both had been in a different resident room, came out and heard [the resident] yelling at [another resident].”
Both CNAs had witnessed one resident in the other resident’s doorway “down on one knee was one hand on [the resident apposite as] and one hand on his/her own leg. The Aides helped [the resident] ‘his/her wheelchair and separated both residents.”
One staff member interviewed the resident who told the staff member that the other resident had gone into the roommate’s bed. The resident told the intruding resident “that was not his/her bed. At that time [the intruding resident] went over to [the reporting resident apposite as] bed.”
At that time, the reporting resident grabbed the intruding resident “by the shirt and [the intruding resident] went down.” An assessment of the injured resident identified “no redness, bruising, or swelling.”
Mistreated at Good Samaritan Society - Indianola Nursing Center? We Can Help
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