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Good Samaritan Society - Sherman County Abuse and Neglect Attorneys
Are you concerned that the care provided to your loved one in a Sherman County nursing facility meets professional standards of quality? Do you suspect that your loved one has become the victim of mistreatment, neglect, or abuse at the hands of caregivers, visitors, or other residents? If so, the Kansas Nursing Home Law Center attorneys can provide immediate legal assistance.
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Good Samaritan Society - Sherman County
This long-term care facility is a 45-certified bed "not for profit – Church-owned" home providing services and cares to residents of Goodland and Sherman County, Kansas. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating center is located at:
208 W Second Street
Goodland, Kansas 67735
Good Samaritan Society - Sherman County
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Good Samaritan Society - Sherman County offers other services. Additional focused care includes a specialty care unit, memory care, Huntington’s disease care, behavioral care, respite care, traumatic brain injury care, post-acute rehab, and extended-stay.
Financial Penalties and Violations
State and federal investigators have the legal authority to penalize any nursing home cited for serious regulation violations. These penalties include levying monetary fines and denying payment of Medicare services. Typically, these violations result in penaltieswhen investigators found severe problems that harmed or could have harmed a resident.
Within the last thirty-six months, investigators imposed four monetary penalties against Good Samaritan Society - Sherman County, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $9,753 fine on August 09, 2018, an $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.
Additional documentation about fines and penalties can be found on the Kansas Long-Term Care State Survey Reports.
Goodland Kansas Nursing Home Safety Concerns
The state of Kansas and the federal government regularly updates their 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 two out of five stars concerning health inspections, one out of five stars for staffing issues and two out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation date August 9, 2018
The state investigators noted that the facility “failed to provide adequate supervision to prevent accidents for [one resident] who eloped [wandered away] from the facility and was found outside of the facility on [three] separate occasions” between July 30, 2018, and August 4, 2018.”
The surveyors determined that the failure by the nursing team “placed the resident in Immediate Jeopardy.” A review of the resident’s MDS (Minimum Data Set) Assessment noted that the resident “received antianxiety medication and wore a wander guard device (safety system the tracks a person using a wrist or ankle band that alarms of the person goes outside of a defined area without being accompanied by an authorized person) daily.”
A review of the resident’s Admission Care Area Assessment dated July 15, 2018 documents that the resident had short and long-term memory loss, wanders daily, and verbalize that they wanted to go home. An Elopement Assessment dated six days earlier on July 9, 2018 documents that the resident “had been hospitalized” for treatment but “had escaped from the hospital. The assessment documented the resident lived at home with his/her spouse, who was unable to keep track of him/her.”
A late entry in the resident’s Nurse’s Notes at 3:30 PM on July 30, 2018 documents that the resident “was seen outside the facility by a visitor, and he/she had followed a visitor through the front door, without the staff knowing. The note documents staff brought the resident back into the facility, and there were no injuries to the resident.”
The report documented that “another visitor alerted staff that the resident was outside approximately 100 yards from the facility.” At the time of the incident, an electrician had disabled the wander guard alarm system. However, “one staff member was assigned [to the resident] to stay with the resident at all times until the power was restored.” Yet, the resident still escaped.
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Do you believe that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment, abuse or neglect while living at Good Samaritan Society - Sherman County? Contact the Kansas nursing home abuse attorneys 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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