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Good Samaritan Society - Valentine Nursing Center Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
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Good Samaritan Society - Valentine Nursing Center
This nursing facility is a "non-profit" Medicare and Medicaid-participating home providing services to residents of Valentine and Cherry County, Nebraska. The 52-certified bed long-term care center is located at:
601 West 4th Street
Valentine, Nebraska 69201
Good Samaritan Society - Valentine Nursing Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Good Samaritan Society - Valentine 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 $69,837 for substandard care
Financial Penalties and Violations
The investigators for the state of Nebraska and federal nursing home regulatory agencies have the legal responsibility of penalizing any facility that has violated rules and regulations that harmed or could have harmed a resident. These penalties often include monetary fines and denying payment of Medicare services.
Within the last three years, investigators imposed two monetary penalties against Good Samaritan Society - Valentine Nursing Center, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $67,142 fine on May 30, 2018, and a $2,695 fine on March 28, 2017, for a total of $69,837. During this time, Medicare denied payment on two occasions including on May 30, 2018, and March 28, 2017, due to a lack of quality care.
This nursing facility received seven 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 Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services Website.
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Valentine Nebraska Nursing Home Safety Concerns
To be fully informed on the level of care nursing homes provide, families routinely research Medicare.gov and the Nebraska 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 one out of five stars, including one out of five stars concerning health inspections, three 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 Including Physical and Sexual Assault, Physical Punishment, and Neglect by Anybody – citation #F600 date December 11, 2018
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to have interventions in place to protect [one resident] from physical abuse from [another resident].”
The cognitively impaired resident had limited function “related to dementia, memory loss, confusion, impaired vision and hearing, and used a wheelchair for mobility.” The surveyors reviewed the facility Investigation Report dated November 15, 2018.” On that day at 5:15 PM, the resident “struck another resident in the back with the glass face, and [the assaulted resident] showed no injuries from the contact.”
A review of the aggressive resident apposite as Progress Notes revealed that the resident exhibited physical and verbal behaviors directed toward staff on many occasions between September 6, 2018 and December 9, 2018.” On one occasion dated October 20 a 2018, the resident “grabbed the following pumped and off of the piano and try to hit a resident who was sitting next to the piano.”
On November 8, 2018, the resident “hollowed its staff and other residents, blocked the resident and staff in the hallway, threatened them, yelled and threatened a table mate in the dining room.” By November 14, 2018, the resident “blocked resident to try to get around the resident [and] violently assaulted [the resident listed above by hitting the resident in the back].”
By November 16, 2018, the resident “went into residents’ rooms and try to fix things in move furniture and blankets and blocked residents who try to get around the resident.” The Director of nursing “confirmed effective interventions were not in place to protect [the resident] from physical abuse from [the verbally and physically aggressive resident].”
Was Your Loved One Injured at Good Samaritan Society - Valentine Nursing Center? Our Lawyers Can Help
Do you suspect that your loved one suffered injury or died prematurely while living at Good Samaritan Society - Valentine Nursing Center? Contact the Nebraska nursing home abuse prevention lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Cherry County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Valentine.
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