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Good Samaritan Society - Lyons 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 Rice County nursing facility, the Kansas 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 - Lyons Nursing Center
This long-term care center is a 39-certified bed "non-profit" home providing services to residents of Lyons and Rice County, Kansas. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
1311 S Douglas Avenue
Lyons, Kansas 67554
Good Samaritan Society - Lyons Nursing Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Good Samaritan Society - Lyons 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
State surveyors and federal investigators can penalize nursing homes by denying payment for Medicare services or imposing monetary fines if the facility has been cited for a serious violation of a regulation or rule that harmed or could have harmed residents.
Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the State of Kansas Prevention and Protection Services Website.
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Your family can visit Medicare.gov and the Kansas 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 five out of five stars concerning health inspections, one out of five stars for staffing issues and one 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 May 12, 2015
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to provide supervision and assistive devices to prevent accidents for [2 residents] and failed to ensure safe thresholds and resident equipment without torn armrests.”
The investigation involved a cognitively intact resident who requires “extensive assistance of two staff for bed mobility, transfers, and walking.” The resident’s MDS (Minimum Data Set) Assessment indicated that the resident “had unsteady balance, no falls, and received an antidepressant medication seven days of the look back period.”
The resident’s Care Area Assessment Summary For falls dated February 2, 2015 directed the staff “to remind the resident to call for assistance to turn off lights and other tests he/she might need help with, and to encourage the use of the grab or device to reach items.” A subsequent Care Plan dated April a 2015 instructed the staff “to educate the family/resident as to the causes of falls, and review and modify environmental hazards that could cause falls.”
On January 31, 2015, and 9:03 PM, the Nurse’s Note indicated the resident “activated his/her call light and staff on him/her sitting on the floor next to the bed with his/her legs stretched out in front of him/her. The note indicated the resident had a normal vital signs and range of motion, did not complained of pain, and had no injury.”
The resident stated during a physical therapy screening that they had fallen the week before and had wanted to turn the light off and “staff was taking too long to respond to his/her call light.” On May 4, 2015 and 9:41 AM, the resident was observed in bed with “an irregular bed rail attached to the bed, under the mattress. The bed rail had large open spaces, approximately 11.0 inches wide from the top of the device to the floor.”
The following morning, the resident was observed in bed that “was not Lona for the resident’s feet to reach the floor in the bedside table approximately 3 feet from the bed, with the call light pendant lying on it, out of the resident’s reach.”
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