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Good Samaritan Society - Liberal Nursing Center
Many families have limited options of what to do when they can no longer provide care to a loved one in need of extensive medical treatments or hygiene assistance. Some families choose to relocate their loved one into a nursing home believing that they will receive the best care in a safe, compassionate environment. Unfortunately, mistreatment still occurs at many facilities throughout Kansas .
If your loved one was abused or neglected while residing in a Seward County nursing facility, contact the Kansas Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal help. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers work on your behalf to ensure that those responsible for causing the harm are held legally and financially accountable. We will use the law to ensure your family receives monetary compensation for your damages.Good Samaritan Society - Liberal Nursing Center
This facility is a 45-certified bed "non-profit" long-term care home providing services and cares to residents of Liberal and Seward County, Kansas. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating center is located at:
2160 Zinnia Lane
Liberal, Kansas 67901
Good Samaritan Society - Liberal Nursing Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Good Samaritan Society - Liberal 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 $99,054 for substandard careFinancial Penalties and Violations
The investigators working for the state of Kansas and the federal government had the legal authority to impose monetary fines and deny payment for Medicare services if the nursing home has been cited for serious violations of established regulations and rules.
Within the last thirty-six months, investigators imposed three monetary penalties against Good Samaritan Society - Liberal Nursing Center, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $9,952 fine on February 20, 2019, a $46,195 fine on October 10, 2018, and a $42,907 fine on October 03, 2016, for a total of $99,054. During this time, Medicare denied payment on three occasions including on May 09, 2019, February 20, 2019, and , due to a lack of quality care.
This nursing facility received two complaints and self-reported six serious issues over the last three years that resulted in violation citations. Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the State of Kansas Prevention and Protection Services Website.
Call (800) 926-7565 Toll-Free for a No Obligation ConsultationLiberal Kansas Nursing Home Safety Concerns
The state of Kansas 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 one 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 December 19, 2018
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to ensure staff treated one cognitively impaired resident with respect and dignity one license nursing staff locked the brakes of the resident’s wheelchair remove the resident’s nonslip slippers and replaced them with regular black slacks to slow the wandering resident down and where the resident out.”
A review of the resident’s Annual MDS (Minimum Data Set) Assessment revealed the resident had short and long-term memory problems, and “physical behaviors directed toward others, verbal behavior is directed toward others, and other behaviors not directed toward others.”
The documentation shows that “the resident used a walker and wheelchair for mobility and requires extensive assistance of one staff with walking in the room, limited assistance of one staff was walking in the corridor and required supervision and set up help only with locomotion on-and-off the unit.”
In a separate summary statement of deficiencies dated October 10, 2018, the nursing home “failed to identify patterns of abuse exhibited by [a resident] directed toward cognitively impaired residents with wandering behaviors. On August 20 a 2017, “the resident] identified as alert and oriented, slapped a cognitively impaired resident.” On September 1, 2018, the same aggressive resident slapped a third cognitively impaired resident on the hand.
It was determined that “this deficient practice placed [both assaulted resident’s] in immediate Jeopardy.”
Do you suspect that your loved one suffered injury or died prematurely while living at Good Samaritan Society - Liberal Nursing Center? Contact the Kansas nursing home abuse prevention lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Seward County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Liberal.
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