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Good Samaritan Society - Wood River Nursing Center
This long-term care facility is a 61-certified bed "non-profit" home providing services and cares to residents of Wood River and Hall County, Nebraska. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating center is located at:
1401 East Street
Wood River, Nebraska 68883
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Good Samaritan Society - Wood River 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 $46,645 for substandard care
Financial Penalties and Violations
The federal government and the state of Nebraska routinely monitor every nursing facility to identify serious violations of established rules and regulations and levy monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare when problems are found. Typically, these violations result in penalties when investigators found severe problems that harmed or could have harmed a resident.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Good Samaritan Society - Wood River Nursing Center for $46,645 on March 22, 2017, citing substandard care. During this time, Medicare denied payment on three occasions including on February 11, 2019, March 28, 2017, and , due to a lack of quality care.
This nursing facility received nine complaints and self-reported twenty-seven 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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Wood River Nebraska Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Our attorneys obtain and review data on every Nebraska long-term care home from various online publically available sources including the Department of Public Health website and Medicare.gov.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including one out of five stars concerning health inspections, one out of five stars for staffing issues and two out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Timely Report Suspected Abuse, Neglect or Theft and Report the Results of the Investigation to Proper Authorities – citation #F609 date February 11, 2019
The state investigators determined that the nursing home “failed to notify the Adult Protective Services within two hours after the falls with potential serious injuries on two incidents for [one resident].” The facility also “failed to submit the written investigation within five working days on [2 reports for the resident].”
A review of the resident’s Progress Notes dated April 30, 2018 revealed that “the resident had a fall at 5:30 PM and the resident was sent to the emergency room to be evaluated for a head injury.” The nursing home failed to report the incident to the proper authorities according to state and federal law.”
The resident Progress Note revealed that “the resident was found in the floor 1:50 AM and had a decreased range of motion in pain to the right arm. The resident was sent to the emergency room to be evaluated.”
In a separate summary statement of deficiencies dated April 19, 2018, the facility “failed to ensure an investigation into an accident was submitted to the State Authority is required within five working days.” This deficient practice “had the potential to affect one resident.”
A review of this residents Progress Notes revealed that on August 24, 2017 at 12:45 PM, the resident “was laid down in bed using a lift and a skin tear was noted on the right calf.” The resident “was transferred to the hospital for stitches the laceration which measured 5.5 cm x 3.0 cm x 1.0 cm.” It was noted that “there was no investigation done by the facility or faxed to the State Agency.”
Neglected or Abused at Good Samaritan Society - Wood River Nursing Center? We Can Help
Has your loved one been being mistreated or neglected while living at Good Samaritan Society - Wood River 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 Hall County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Wood River.
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