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Good Samaritan Society - Sherman County 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 Sherman 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 - Sherman County Nursing Center
This long-term care facility is a 45-certified bed "non-profit" home providing services and cares to residents of Goodland and Sherman County, Kansas. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating center is located at:
208 W 2Nd Street
Goodland, Kansas 67735
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Good Samaritan Society - Sherman County 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 $63,407 for substandard careFinancial Penalties and Violations
Federal agencies and the State of Kansas have a legal responsibilityfor monitoring every nursing facility. If serious violations are identified, the government can impose monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare if the resident was harmed or could have been harmed by the deficiency.
Within the last thirty-six months, investigators imposed four monetary penalties against Good Samaritan Society - Sherman County Nursing Center, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $9,753 fine on August 09, 2018, a $8,125 fine on November 22, 2017, a $19,175 fine on July 13, 2017, and a $26,354 fine on January 31, 2017, for a total of $63,407. During this time, Medicare denied payment on November 22, 2017, due to a lack of quality care.
This nursing facility received six complaints and self-reported three 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.
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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 one out of five stars, including one 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 Protect Every Resident from All Forms of Abuse, Physical Punishment, and Being Separated from Others – citation #F223 date July 13, 2017
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to provide a safe environment for [4 residents] to keep them free from abuse and exploitation when staff took photographs of the residents and placed them on social media.” This “deficient practice placed [4 residents] in immediate Jeopardy.”
A June 29, 2017 at 7:45 AM Nurses Note documented that the staff “exploited the resident through Staff Chat social media (a mobile device application that allows users to capture videos and pictures that self-destruct after a few seconds).” A Incident Report documented that on June 29, 2017, a staff member showed an administrative nurse “pictures on his/her cell phone of [the resident] sitting on a back chair, unclothed, and whirlpool room.
The report documented that a former Nurse Aide of the facility and an actively employed Nurse Aide “were in the photographs.” The nurse notified the police and the police arrived at the facility at 7:45 AM to investigate the incident. The “report documented the facility suspended [the active Nurse Aide] and after an interview with the [Nurse Aide] who admitted to the exploitation, the facility terminated him/her.”
The report documented that the facility had interviewed a third Nurse Aide “who admitted having knowledge of the photos and failed to report the abuse to the administration.” The state admitted in a witness statement that he/she “viewed a video of a resident in a whirlpool a few months ago” that both the nurses in the photo “had taken and felt there was no harm done and had not reported the Nurse Aides.”
Do you believe that your loved one has suffered harm through mistreatment while living at Good Samaritan Society - Sherman County 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 Sherman County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Goodland.
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