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Information & Ratings on Good Samaritan Society - West Union Nursing Center, West Union, Iowa
Every staff member working in a nursing facility has a legal and ethical responsibility to provide each resident with the highest level of care according to established standards of quality. Unfortunately, many nursing facilities do not follow established procedures and protocols that prevent injuries, accidents, and the development of life-threatening pressure wounds.
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This nursing home is a Medicare and Medicaid-participating "non-profit" center providing cares and services to residents of West Union and Fayette County, Iowa. The 71-certified bed nursing facility is located at:
201 Hall Street
West Union, Iowa 52175
Good Samaritan Society - West Union Nursing Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Good Samaritan Society - West Union Nursing Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long term care.
The facility also provides comprehensive rehab services, wound care, IV (intervenous) care, post-stroke care, enteral nutrition, pain management, hospice, dementia and memory care, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.Financial Penalties and Violations
The state and federal investigators have the legal authority to penalize any nursing home that has been cited for a serious violation that harmed or could have harmed in nursing home resident. Typically, these penalties include imposed monetary fines and denial of payment for Medicare services.
This nursing facility self-reported a serious problem over the last three years that resulted in a violation citation. Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the State of Iowa Adult Protective Services Website.
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Information on every intermediate and long-term care home in the state can be reviewed on government-owned and operated database websites including the Iowa Department of Public Health and Medicare.gov.
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 three 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 10, 2016
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to ensure safe conditions were maintained in the facility.” An observation was made of “a puddle of standing water in the bathroom of resident room #409, occupied by two residents at the time.”
The puddle of water was “observed to the side of the toilet, between the toilet and the wall where a resident may step. The floor area where the puddle of water stood had several water stain rings that indicated the water was present for an extensive length of time.”
Approximately twenty-four hours later, the puddle of standing water was again observed in the bathroom in the same area as the day before. The investigators interviewed a CNA who stated that “the water leaks in the bathroom of resident Room#409 [and] has been there for a long time, months, and had been reported to maintenance many times.”
The CNA stated that “they were told that the leak could not be fixed and there is frequently a puddle of water in the same area of the bathroom.”
In a separate summary statement of deficiencies dated May 10, 2018, the nursing home “failed to transfer [one resident] as ordered, leading to a fall that resulted in a leg fracture.” The incident involved a severely, cognitively impaired resident who “could not ambulate [and requires] extensive assistance of two staff members for transfers.”
The nursing staff was directed to utilize a slide board or a total mechanical lift during transfers “if [the resident] had weakness and [was] unable to use the slide board.”
A CNA stated that on the morning of April 13, 2018, around 6:00 AM, she was giving the resident a shower when the second CNA arrived. They attempted to pivot the resident in the wheelchair when the brakes were not locked. As a result, the wheelchair “slid back and they had the lower [the resident] to the floor.”
The Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) did not notify their supervisors or perform a nursing assessment before moving the resident who had suffered a leg fracture during the incident.
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