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Good Samaritan Society Sioux Falls Center Nursing Home
Many of the problems associated with mistreatment occurring in assisted-living facilities in nursing homes are the result of a lack of trained personnel, minimal supervision, or understaffing. In these incidents, the needs of the residents are often ignored, they suffer serious injuries from a fall, or develop life-threatening bedsores. Other residents wander away from the facility due to a lack of supervision; as mentioned in the citation below.
If your loved one was assaulted, abused, mistreated, or neglected while residing in a Minnehaha County nursing facility, contact the South Dakota Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal assistance. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive monetary compensation for your damages.Good Samaritan Society Sioux Falls Center
This long-term care home is a 97-certified bed center providing cares and services to residents of Sioux Falls and Minnehaha County, South Dakota. The "non-profit" Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
401 West Second Street
Sioux Falls, South Dakota 57104
Good Samaritan Society Sioux Falls Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Good Samaritan Society Sioux Falls Center Nursing Home 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
South Dakota and federal agencies are duty-bound to monitor every nursing home and levy monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare when investigators identify serious violations of nursing home regulations and rules. In some cases, the nursing home receives multiple penalties if surveyors find severe violations that harmed or could have harmed a resident.
The nursing home received one complaint over the last thirty-six months that resulted in a violation citation. 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 state of South Dakota 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, 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 May 15, 2019
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to ensure a fall had been documented in the medical record and a thorough investigation had been completed for [one resident] who had a fall and was admitted to the hospital.”
The investigation involved a moderately, cognitively impaired resident who “requires extensive assistance of one staff person for dressing and personal hygiene [and] require limited assistance of one staff for bed mobility, transfers, and toilet use.” Documentation shows of the resident “had no fall since admission or his prior assessment.”
However, the assessment “had not reflected his fall on February 11, 2019.” The surveyors interviewed and observed the resident on May 14, 2019 while Wheeling himself “in his wheelchair over to his recliner.” At that time, the resident “stood up without putting the brakes on and sat in the recliner.” The resident “was somewhat confused when answering questions.”
A review of the resident’s Progress Notes for February 2019 reveal that on the eleventh of the day “there was a change of condition noted at 3:39 PM that include it is vital signs and no other information.” The resident was transferred to the hospital thirteen minutes later. However, “there was no documentation of the fall in his progress notes.”
An investigation Report dated February 13, 2019 revealed that the “resident was lying on the floor in the resident’s bathroom [with his head] against the wall under the bathroom sink.” At that time, the resident apposite as “legs were straight out [and] urine and loose stools were under the resident.”
The resident said that “I was reaching for the toilet paper on the shelf above the toilet.” There “was a bruise on the back of his head, [and] he had a skin tear to his left elbow.”
Do you suspect that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment while residing at Good Samaritan Society Sioux Falls Center Nursing Home? Contact the South Dakota nursing home abuse prevention lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Minnehaha County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Sioux Falls.
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