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Good Samaritan Society Lennox Nursing Center
Every staff member working in a nursing facility has a legal and ethical responsibility to provide each resident with the highest level of care according to established standards of quality. Unfortunately, many nursing facilities do not follow established procedures and protocols that prevent injuries, accidents, and the development of life-threatening pressure wounds.
If you suspect that your loved one was victimized through neglect or abuse while living in a Lincoln County nursing facility, the South Dakota Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys can help. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive financial compensation for your damages.Good Samaritan Society Lennox Nursing Center
This facility is a 53-certified bed "non-profit" long-term care home providing services and cares to residents of Lennox and Lincoln County, South Dakota. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating center is located at:
404 East 6th Avenue
Lennox, South Dakota 57039
Good Samaritan Society Lennox Nursing Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Good Samaritan Society Lennox 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
South Dakota and Federal investigators have the legal authority to penalize any nursing home with a denied payment for Medicare services or a monetary fine when the facility is cited for serious violations of established regulations and rules the guarantee resident safety.
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 ConsultationLennox South Dakota Nursing Home Safety Concerns
To ensure families are fully informed of the level of care every nursing home provides, the state of South Dakota and Medicare.com routinely update their long-term care home database systems with info on violations, citations, and deficiencies.
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 two 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 May 5, 2019
- Failure to Ensure Services Provided by the Nursing Facility Met Professional Standards of Quality – citation #F658 date May 20, 2019
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to ensure [one resident] using a wheelchair belt had been assessed and Care Plan for the use of a possible restraints.”
The survey team observed and interviewed the resident while “he was sitting in his electric wheelchair in the dining room [with] a wheelchair belt secured snugly around his abdomen.” The resident said “he wore the Bell all the time, so he would not fall out of the wheelchair.”
The survey team reviewed the resident’s Physical Device and Restraint Review completed in May 2019. However, the review “only address the assist bar in his bed to assist in moving from side to side in the bed [and] did not address the wheelchair belt.”
During an interview with the MDS (Minimum Data Set) Assessment Coordinator regarding the resident revealed that “she was responsible for completing the restraint reviews [and] she was unaware he was consistently using a wheelchair belt.”
The Coordinator said that “she thought he could release it himself, but they had not recently assessed and for that [and] confirmed his wheelchair belt would have been considered a restraint and should have been assessed as such.” The coordinator stated that “his Care Plan did not address the use of a wheelchair belt.”
The facility “failed to ensure staff monitored and assessed [one resident] was skin concerns.” The investigation involved a resident requiring the “use of urinary catheter.”
The resident’s life expectancy “was limited, and he had been receiving end of life care with Hospice service support.” The surveyors determined that “there was no documentation to support any injuries had occurred from the use of the lift” to be used for all transfers. The surveyors reviewed the physician’s assessment and where the doctor documented that the resident’s “toes do have sores.”
Do you believe that your loved one was the victim of abuse or neglect while living at Good Samaritan Society Lennox 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 Lincoln County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Lennox.
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