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Good Samaritan Society - Pine River Nursing Center
Many families have no other choice than to place a loved one in a nursing facility to ensure they receive the highest level of professional care. These families often find comfort in the knowledge that their loved one will remain safe in a compassionate environment. Unfortunately, mistreatment is an all too common occurrence in many nursing facilities throughout Minnesota , where caregivers, employees, or other residents injure patients.
The Minnesota Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys have represented many Cass County nursing home patients who were victimized through abuse and neglect. Our legal team works on behalf of our clients to help them receive adequate financial compensation to recover their damages. We use the law to take immediate action and hold those responsible for the harm legally accountable.Good Samaritan Society - Pine River Nursing Center
This center is a 33-certified bed Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility providing services to residents of Pine River and Cass County, Minnesota. The "non-profit" long-term care home is located at:
518 Jefferson Avenue
Pine River, Minnesota 56474
Good Samaritan Society - Pine River Nursing Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Good Samaritan Society - Pine River 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
Minnesota 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 Minnesota Vulnerable Adult Protection and Elder Abuse Website.
Call (800) 926-7565 Toll-Free for a No Obligation ConsultationPine River Minnesota Nursing Home Safety Concerns
The state of Minnesota and Medicare.com routinely update their comprehensive list of deficiencies online to reflect all violations
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of two out of five stars, including two out of five stars concerning health inspections, five out of five stars for staffing issues and three out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Provide and Implement an Infection Protection and Control Program – citation #F880 date March 21, 2019
- Failure to Develop Programs That Investigate, Control and Keep Infections from Spreading – citation #F441 date July 20, 2017
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to report and outbreak of gastrointestinal animals to the State Agency, as required. This [deficient practice] had the potential to affect all thirty-one residents who resided in the facility.”
Additionally, “the facility failed to ensure appropriate infection control measures were followed related to the care of a catheter drainage bag for [another resident] observed with an indwelling catheter.” The Director of nursing stated during an interview on March 21, 2019 that “she had notice there had been an increase in gastrointestinal illnesses and had started doing outbreak education with staff which consisted of washing hands, the use of personal protective equipment (PPE), and proper transporting of dirty linens.”
The Director stated that “they were also keeping staff on assigned wings, had the resident stay and eat in the room until twenty-four hours past the last G.I. symptoms. The dining staff also clean the tables with bleach and water between each mail.” The Director stated that “the facility also informed family members of the illness, limited visitors, and supplied face masks and hand sanitizer with instructions for the need to increase handwashing.”
The Director “conducted daily audits which included making sure blood pressure cuffs and stethoscopes were being disinfected between each use.” The Director had stated that “she had considered the spread of illness and outbreak and confirm she had not reported to the Minnesota Department of Health and she was unaware she was to do so.” The Director added “she did not know what the infective agent was.”
The nursing home “failed to develop an ongoing infection control surveillance program to analyze patterns and trends of resident infections not treated with an antibiotic. This [failure] had the potential to affect all forty-two residents residing in the facility.”
The Director of nursing “confirm that only infections with prescribed antibiotics were tracked and state the facility had not established a system to tract infections which were not treated with antibiotics.”
Do you suspect that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment while residing at Good Samaritan Society - Pine River Nursing Center? Contact the Minnesota nursing home abuse prevention lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Cass County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Pine River.
We provide every potential client a free initial case consultation and offer a 100% “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee. This promise means you will not pay us anything until after we have secured a monetary recovery on your behalf.