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Information & Ratings on Good Samaritan Society - Lemars Nursing Center, Le Mars, Iowa
Many families are overwhelmed when they make the ultimate decision to place a loved one in a nursing home to ensure the quality of their life is maximized. They believe that they will receive the best care in a compassionate, respected and safe environment. Unfortunately, not all members of the nursing team will uphold their responsibility and provide care that meets the resident’s needs.
If your loved one was injured while living in a Plymouth County nursing facility, contact the Iowa Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal help. Our team of abuse prevention lawyers can work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive monetary compensation for your damages. Let us begin working on your case today.Good Samaritan Society - Lemars Nursing Center
This nursing center is a "non-profit" Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility providing services and cares to residents of Le Mars and Plymouth County, Iowa. The 65-certified bed long-term care nursing home is located at:
1140 Lincoln Street NE
Le Mars, Iowa 51031
Good Samaritan Society - Lemars Nursing Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Good Samaritan Society - Lemars 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 state of Iowa and the federal government have the legal obligation for monitoring every nursing facility and impose monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare if the facility has violated established nursing home regulations and rules. In serious cases, the nursing facility will receive multiple penalties if investigators find the violations are severe and harmed or could have harmed a resident.
This nursing facility self-reported a serious problem over the three years that resulted in a violation citation. Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the State of Iowa Dependent Adult Protective Services Website.
Call (800) 926-7565 Toll-Free for a No Obligation ConsultationLe Mars Iowa Nursing Home Safety Concerns
The state of Iowa and federal government nursing home regulatory agencies routinely update their care home database system. This list contains historical information of all 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, two out of five stars for staffing issues and three 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 April 6, 2017
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to ensure a resident received adequate supervision to prevent accidents.” The resident’s Care Plan “identify the resident as at risk for falls and included an intervention to place the resident only in a manual recliner to maximize the resident safety and not use an electric recliner (lift chair).”
The incident involved a severely, cognitively impaired resident with “long-term and short-term memory impairment.” The resident’s Falls Tool Assessment Of form revealed the resident “at high risk for falls.”
Documentation shows that the resident had fallen on numerous dates between September 13, 2016 and February 15, 2017. On one occasion, “the resident stood up on his/her own, attempted to ambulate and fell, hitting the back of his/her head and sustaining a small laceration in a bump on the back of his/her head.” On another occasion, “the resident stood up, took two steps, a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) ran to assist the resident, the resident began to sit in the CNA lowered the resident to the floor” causing injury.
On a third occasion, the staff “discover the resident on the floor in his/her room” at 6:05 AM “in a sitting position.” The resident sustained injury. On the fourth occasion, at 4:30 AM, the “resident sat in a lift recliner (electrical recliner). A CNA was sitting with the resident [who] responded to another resident calling out and left the resident unsupervised.”
At that time, when the CNA return to the area where the resident had been sitting in the lift chair, the staff “noted the resident attempted to climb over the foot rest on the lift chair, the chair to forward in the resident slid to the floor” sustaining injuries.
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