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Good Samaritan Society - Osceola Nursing Center Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
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Good Samaritan Society - Osceola Nursing Center
This long-term care center is a 47-certified bed "non-profit" home providing services to residents of Osceola and Polk County, Nebraska. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
600 Center Drive
Osceola, Nebraska 68651
Good Samaritan Society - Osceola Nursing Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Good Samaritan Society - Osceola 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 Nebraska and the federal government are legally responsible for monitoring each nursing home and impose monetary fines and deny payments through Medicare if serious violations have been identified. These penalties are typically imposed when the violation is severe and harmed or could have harmed a resident.
This nursing facility self-reported a serious problem over the last three years that resulted in a violation citation. Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the State of Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services Website.
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Osceola Nebraska Nursing Home Safety Concerns
To be fully informed on the level of care nursing homes provide, families routinely research Medicare.gov and the Nebraska Department of Public Health website database systems for a complete list of deficiencies, violations, and citations.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of two out of five stars, including three out of five stars concerning health inspections, four out of five stars for staffing issues and one out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Report and Investigate Any Act or Reports of Abuse, Neglect or Mistreatment of Residents – citation #F225 date August 3, 2017
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to report allegations of abuse.” This deficient practice had the potential to affect two residents. This investigation involved a review of records and interviews by state surveyors and investigators.
State investigators reviewed a grievance report dated July 11, 2017. The report indicates that a moderately, cognitively impaired resident alleged that a Nursing Assistant “was rough, tossing things all over the place in left the resident on the toilet for over thirty minutes.” The Director of nursing revealed that “this incident was not reported to the State Authorities because, on re-interview, the resident denied the staff did anything wrong.”
A review of Reportable Incident provided by the facility revealed “no documentation of this allegation of abuse being reported to the State Authority.” A review of a Grievance Report dated September 21, 2016 revealed that two days earlier a resident alleged that they were slapped, while rubbing the left cheek.”
The report indicates that the resident said “a girl slapped me”, while placing their hands of the left cheek. The Director of nursing stated during an interview that a re-interview with the resident revealed that “the resident story Changing and no determination could be made, so this allegation of abuse was not reported to the State Authority.”
Investigators reviewed an investigation of an allegation of abuse revealing “that upon receiving the allegation, all female Hispanic aides had been suspended pending an investigation.” The investigation was completed with “no findings of abuse.” Additionally, “there was no documentation that this allegation of abuse was reported to the State Authorities” as required by law.
The survey team reviewed the facility’s policy titled Abuse and Neglect from February 2013 that reads in part: “alleged or suspected violations involving mistreatment, neglect, exploitation, or abuse will be reported immediately to the Administrator and to other officials in accordance with state law.”
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Do you believe that your loved one has suffered harm through mistreatment while living at Good Samaritan Society - Osceola Nursing Center? Contact the Nebraska nursing home abuse prevention lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Polk County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Osceola.
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