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Good Samaritan Society New Underwood Nursing Center
Many families have limited options on how to handle their loved one’s care who requires nursing assistants in a facility outside their home. Many of these family members choose to relocate their loved one into a Pennington County nursing facility only to realize they been victimized through neglect or mistreatment by caregivers, employees, or other residents.
If your loved one was injured or died prematurely while living in a nursing home, contact the South Dakota Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal assistance. Our team of abuse prevention lawyers has handled cases just like yours, and we can help your family, too. Contact us today so we can begin working on your case to ensure you receive financial compensation for your damages.
This Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is a "non-profit" center providing services to residents of New Underwood and Pennington County, South Dakota. The 41-certified bed long-term care home is located at:
412 South Madison
New Underwood, South Dakota 57761
Good Samaritan Society New Underwood Nursing Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Good Samaritan Society New Underwood 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 $9,428 for substandard careFinancial Penalties and Violations
Federal investigators penalize nursing facilities with monetary fines and denied payment for Medicare when the nursing home has been cited for serious violations of rules and regulations.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Good Samaritan Society New Underwood Nursing Center for $9,428 on August 02, 2017, citing substandard care. Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the State of South Dakota Department of Human Services Adult Protective Services Website.
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The federal government and South Dakota Department of Public Health website update comprehensive information containing historical details of all citations and violations.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including one out of five stars concerning health inspections, three out of five stars for staffing issues and four out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Respond Appropriately to All Alleged Violations – citation #F610 date August 22, 2018
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to ensure a thorough investigation was completed for [one resident] who had a fall resulting in a fractured leg and toe.”
The survey team reviewed the resident’s Internal Fall Investigation Report dated July 20, 2018.” The backspace on that day, the resident “rolled out of bed and landed on the floor. The bed will be switched out for a low bed, and the floor mat will be placed by the bed.”
The “fall was unwitnessed” where the resident “fell approximately 2 feet.” A review of the Fall Huddle Work Sheet Report dated the following day after the fall show that the resident was alert and oriented to person but not to place and time. The resident had been in her room when “she was found on the floor” attempting to self-transfer. The resident was described as “restless.”
The unwitnessed fall occurred an hour after the last member had contact with the resident. The resident stated that she had “pain in her right leg after the fall.” A review of the reports by the CNA did not reveal “if the resident was moaning” or have any other additional information.
The report also failed to identify the Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) by first and last name.” The nursing staff assess the resident after the fall and transported the resident to the hospital where the emergency room identified “a femur fracture and an open toe fracture. The root cause of the incident was a non-witness fall” where the resident “either rollover or was close to the edge of the bed and rolled out of the bed and landed on the floor.”
The facility’s investigation “determined there was no abuse or neglect. However, the incidents Dakota Department of Health Final Report revealed “the type of report was suspicion/allegation of abuse/neglect related to the fall.”
Has your loved one been being mistreated or neglected while living at Good Samaritan Society New Underwood 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 Pennington County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including New Underwood.
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