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Good Samaritan Society - Lakota Nursing Center
The North Dakota Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys represents victims of nursing home assault and abuse occurring in North Dakota. Our team of abuse prevention lawyers has handled cases where Nelson 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 North Dakota nursing facility, contact us today. Let us represent your family to ensure you receive monetary compensation to recover your damages.Good Samaritan Society - Lakota Nursing Center
This long-term care home is a "non-profit" 38-certified bed center providing cares and services to residents of Lakota and Nelson County, North Dakota. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
608 4th Ave SW
Lakota, North Dakota 58344
Good Samaritan Society - Lakota Nursing Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Good Samaritan Society - Lakota 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
Both the state of North Dakota and federal agencies penalize nursing homes by denying reimbursement payments from Medicare or imposing monetary fines anytime the facility is cited for a severe violation of established regulations and rules that harm or could harm residents.
Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the State of North Dakota Vulnerable Adult Protective Services Website.
Call (800) 926-7565 Toll-Free for a No Obligation ConsultationLakota North Dakota Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Your family can visit Medicare.gov and the North Dakota 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, four out of five stars for staffing issues and three out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Ensure That Every Resident Is Free from the Use of Physical Restraints Unless Need for Medical Treatment – citation #F604 date April 12, 2018
- Failure to Provide and Implement an Infection Protection and Control Program – citation #F880 date April 12, 2018
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to assess for the use of side rails, positioning bars, and bed or chair alarm’s for [6 residents] observed with bed and chair alarm’s poor side rail/positioning bars.”
It was determined that the nursing Home also “failed to complete necessary assessments and document ongoing re-evaluation of the need for the devices.” The lack of assessment “placed the resident at risk for injury and has the potential to act as a restraint by limiting their movement.”
The state investigators observed a resident “lying her bed with the right-side positioning bar in bed alarm in place on her bed.” The resident’s medical records “lacked assessments for bed rail and the bed alarm.” The surveyors interviewed an administrative nurse who identified “the facility failed to complete assessments.”
The nursing home “failed to ensure staff followed infection control practices during observations on three of the four days of the survey.” This failure to follow infection control practices “may result in the spread of infection within the facility.”
Observations were made of two Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) donning gloves and performing a brief check and change of the resident. Both CNAs “remove their gloves, and without performing hand hygiene, transfer the resident from his bed to the wheelchair with a full body mechanical lift.”
During the transfer, the resident asked one CNA for a piece of chocolate. That CNA “reached in of the resident’s bag of candy, selected the snacks ice candy bar, unwrap to, and gave it to the resident, then perform hand hygiene and left the room.”
A separate observation with two other CNAs perform perineal care revealed that one CNA “remove her soil gloves and without performing hand hygiene, position or [another resident] in his wheelchair, attaches foot pedals, place the resident’s feet on the pedals, removed the soaker pad from the bed, place the resident’s hat and gloves [on] and removed a lift from the room.”
The Administrative Nurse stated that “she expected staff to perform hand hygiene after performing perineal cares and expected staff to clean the lifts after each use.”
Do you believe that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment, abuse, or neglect while living at Good Samaritan Society - Lakota Nursing Center? Contact the North Dakota nursing home abuse prevention lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Nelson County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Lakota.
Our law firm provides every potential client an initial free case consultation. Also, we offer a 100% “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee, meaning you do not owe us any money until we have received a monetary recovery on your behalf. All information you share with our law offices will remain confidential.