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Good Samaritan Society - Socorro Nursing Center
Families deciding to place a loved one into a nursing home are often overwhelmed at the thought that they will not receive the best care. Unfortunately, mistreatment occurs at many facilities nationwide, including in New Mexico.
If your loved one was injured while living in a Socorro County nursing facility, contact the New Mexico Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal intervention. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive financial compensation to recover your damages. All the necessary paperwork must be filed in the proper county courthouse before the statute of limitations expires.Good Samaritan Society - Socorro Nursing Center
This Medicare and Medicaid-participating nursing center is a "non-profit" home providing services to residents of Socorro and Socorro County, New Mexico. The 66-certified bed long-term care home is located at:
1203 Highway 60 West
Socorro, New Mexico 87801
Good Samaritan Society - Socorro Nursing Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Good Samaritan Society - Socorro Nursing Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long term care.
The facility also provides Huntington’s disease care, post-acute rehab services, memory care, special care unit, hospice, adult day services, men’s behavioral care, respite care, traumatic brain injury (TBI) care, and senior living options.
Fined $20,800 for substandard careFinancial Penalties and Violations
The investigators working for the state of New Mexico and the federal government have the legal authority to impose monetary fines and deny payment for Medicare services if the nursing home has been cited for serious violations of established regulations and rules.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Good Samaritan Society - Socorro Nursing Center for $20,800 on December 06, 2018, citing substandard care. During this time, Medicare denied payment on December 06, 2018, due to a lack of quality care.
The nursing home received one complaint and self-reported one serious problem over the last thirty-six months that resulted in violation citations. Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the State of New Mexico Adult Protective Services Website.
Call (800) 926-7565 Toll-Free for a No Obligation ConsultationSocorro New Mexico Nursing Home Safety Concerns
To be fully informed on the level of care nursing homes provide, families routinely research Medicare.gov and the New Mexico 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 two out of five stars concerning health inspections, three out of five stars for staffing issues and two out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Ensure the Nursing Home Area Remained Free of Accident Hazards and Risks and Provides Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F323 date May 10, 2017
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to keep residents free from accidents [for one resident] when they failed to remove the remote from the resident’s bed.” The resident “has advanced dementia and is a fall risk requiring his bed to be in the lowest position.”
As a result, the resident was “allowed to raise his bed to the highest position, and he fell out of bed. This deficient practice resulted in [the resident] having some lacerations to his head, bruising, and a fractured clavicle.”
A review of the resident’s Care Plan dated before the fall indicated that “the resident is at risk for falls related to impaired mobility, hemiparesis, and dementia with poor safety awareness.” The nurses were instructed to provide a low bed, a scoop mattress, a fall mat at the bedside and “do not put bedside table near the bed due to the risk of an injury with fall. Keep that controls out of the resident’s reach.”
A Progress Note dated March 16, 2017, revealed that the staff “heard the bed alarm sounding at 2:15 AM and found the patient on the floor [with his] head just off the fall mat.”
At that time, the “bed control was by his hand, the bed was elevated to the maximum height, and the patient has a 7.0 cm hematoma to the left forehead with two lacerations.”
Do you suspect that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment while living at Good Samaritan Society - Socorro Nursing Center? Contact the New Mexico nursing home abuse prevention lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Socorro County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Socorro.
Our legal team invites you to discuss your case with us today through an initial, free claim consultation. Also, we provide a 100% “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee, meaning you will not owe us anything until after we have secured a monetary recovery for your family. All information you share with our law offices will remain confidential.