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Good Samaritan Society - Valley Vista Nursing Center
Was your loved one mistreated while living in a Pottawatomie County nursing facility? Are you concerned that they were the victims of abuse or neglect at the hands of caregivers or other residents? If so, contact the Kansas Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal help.
Our team of abuse prevention lawyers has represented many nursing home victims and can assist your family, too. We provide every client with a free initial consultation to discuss their case and determine the best legal options to proceed. Call now so we can begin working on your case today.Good Samaritan Society - Valley Vista Nursing Center
This long-term care home is a 50-certified bed center providing cares and services to residents of Wamego and Pottawatomie County, Kansas. The "non-profit" Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
2011 Grandview Drive
Wamego, Kansas 66547
Good Samaritan Society - Valley Vista Nursing Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Good Samaritan Society - Valley Vista 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 $66,981 for substandard careFinancial Penalties and Violations
The investigators for the state 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 - Valley Vista Nursing Center, citing substandard care. These penalties include a $63,531 fine on October 18, 2018, and a $3,450 fine on March 01, 2017, for a total of $66,981. During this time, Medicare denied payment on March 01, 2017, 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 Kansas Prevention and Protection Services Website.
Call (800) 926-7565 Toll-Free for a No Obligation ConsultationWamego Kansas Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Your family can visit Medicare.gov and the Kansas Department of Public Health website to obtain a complete list of all violations, citations, and deficiencies identified by investigators and surveyors.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of two out of five stars, including three out of five stars concerning health inspections, four out of five stars for staffing issues and one 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 March 1, 2017
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to provide supervision and assistive devices to prevent a fall with injury during a transfer using the mechanical lift for [one resident].”
As a result, the resident fell during a transfer “from a full body sling (a cradling soft harness attached to mechanical lift) when staff improperly positioned the attachment straps and the resident’s arms.” The resident sustained injuries.
The resident’s MDS (Minimum Data Set) Assessment revealed that the resident “had range of motion difficulty and was unstable with surface to surface transfers and used a wheelchair from mobility.” The resident’s care assessment indicated that the resident “had a lengthy history of both shoulders dislocated which prevented him/her from pushing up from a seated position or pulling self to stand. He/she requires the use of a total body lift to transfer safely due to not being able to stand and transfer.”
The facility Investigation documented that staff members had assisted the resident in the wheelchair using a total body lift and large sling. During the event, the resident “pulled up on the back of the sling to bring the resident to a seated position” and then “felt had first to the floor from an approximate 3.5-foot height and landed on his/her left side.”
As a result of the fall, the resident’s legs “were twisted under him/her and the resident yelled out.” The resident was transferred to the hospital by Emergency Medical Services and received surgical pinning to repair a fracture before being returned to the facility.
Do you suspect that your loved one suffered injury or died prematurely while living at Good Samaritan Society - Valley Vista 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 Pottawatomie County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Wamego.
We provide every potential client a free initial case consultation and offer a 100% “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee. This promise means you will not pay us anything until after we have secured a monetary recovery on your behalf. All information you share with our law offices will remain confidential.