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Good Samaritan Society - Windom Nursing Center Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
The Minnesota Nursing Home Law Center attorneys have represented many Cottonwood County nursing home patients who were victimized through abuse and neglect. Our legal team works on behalf of our clients to help them receive adequate financial compensation to recover their damages. We use the law to take immediate action and hold those responsible for the harm legally accountable.
Good Samaritan Society - Windom Nursing Center
This Medicare and Medicaid-participating nursing center is a "non-profit" home providing services to residents of Windom and Cottonwood County, Minnesota. The 78-certified bed long-term care home is located at:
705 Sixth Street
Windom, Minnesota 56101
Good Samaritan Society - Windom Nursing Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Good Samaritan Society - Windom 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.
Financial Penalties and Violations
The state of Minnesota and the federal government are legally responsible for monitoring each nursing home and impose monetary fines and deny payments through Medicare if serious violations have been identified. These penalties are typically imposed when the violation is severe and 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 Minnesota Vulnerable Adult Protection and Elder Abuse Website.
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Windom Minnesota Nursing Home Safety Concerns
The state of Minnesota and the federal government regularly updates its long-term care home database system with complete details of all deficiencies, citations, and violations.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of two out of five stars, including one out of five stars concerning health inspections, four out of five stars for staffing issues and five 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 July 27, 2017
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to perform a root cause analysis [to] reduce falls for [2 residents] reviewed for falls.” Additionally, “the facility failed to implement a system to ensure toilet safety frames were maintained in a safe manner for [19 residents] reviewed for loose toilet safety frames.”
One investigation involved a severely, cognitively impaired resident who “requires extensive assist of one for transfers and was unsteady when moving was seated to standing position and transfer between bed and chair or wheelchair.” The resident’s Care Area Assessment identified the resident as “a potential for falls with difficulty maintaining sitting balance and impaired balance during transitions with one fall since admission without injury.”
The medical records indicated that the resident “had an actual fall with no injury related to decreased mobility, cognitive deficits, and impaired safety awareness. The Care Plan directed the staff to ensure that the resident was wearing grip or socks, did not wear shoes, check with the resident as staff passed by and asked him if he needs anything.”
On July 26, 2017 at 1:24 PM, the resident “was in bed when his alarm [use to alert the staff] sounded. At 1:30 PM, the staff assisted [the resident] into a chair next to the nurse’s station by the Registered Nurse (RN).”
Seven minutes later at 1:37 PM, the resident “was observed on the floor lying on his left side next to the chair.” The RN asked the resident “if he was trying to get up by himself [and the resident stated that] he was.” A few minutes later, the resident “was asked what happened. The resident replied that “he did not know where he was going.”
On May 12, 2017, the incident report indicated that a visitor found the resident “on the floor lying on his right side in front of the dresser in his room.”
Mistreated at Good Samaritan Society - Windom Nursing Center? We Can Help
Do you suspect that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment while living at Good Samaritan Society - Windom Nursing Center? Contact the Minnesota nursing home abuse prevention lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Cottonwood County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Windom.
It is always free to discuss your case with our legal team. We provide a 100% “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee, meaning you will owe us nothing until we can secure a financial recovery on your behalf.