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Good Samaritan Society - Algona

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Good Samaritan Society - Algona has been cited for 53 deficiencies in our most recent deficiency data (Tip: Surveys happen throughout the year and you may want to check with the location to see if there is more recent data available). There are 433 nursing homes in Iowa with a total of 17,103 deficiencies resulting in an average of 39.50 deficiencies per nursing home.



Deficiency Cited
Reasonably accommodate the needs and preferences of each resident.
Fixed: 02-20-2018
Immediately tell the resident, the resident's doctor, and a family member of situations (injury/decline/room, etc.) that affect the resident.
Fixed: 02-20-2018
Ensure services provided by the nursing facility meet professional standards of quality.
Fixed: 02-20-2018
Provide care by qualified persons according to each resident's written plan of care.
Fixed: 02-20-2018
Provide appropriate treatment and care according to orders, resident?s preferences and goals.
Fixed: 02-20-2018
Ensure that a nursing home area is free from accident hazards and provides adequate supervision to prevent accidents.
Fixed: 02-20-2018
Ensure food and drink is palatable, attractive, and at a safe and appetizing temperature.
Fixed: 02-20-2018
Procure food from sources approved or considered satisfactory and store, prepare, distribute and serve food in accordance with professional standards.
Fixed: 02-20-2018
Safeguard resident-identifiable information and/or maintain medical records on each resident that are in accordance with accepted professional standards.
Fixed: 02-20-2018
Protect each resident from all abuse, physical punishment, and involuntary separation from others.
Fixed: 09-13-2016
1) Hire only people with no legal history of abusing, neglecting or mistreating residents; or 2) report and investigate any acts or reports of abuse, neglect or mistreatment of residents.
Fixed: 09-20-2016
Provide necessary care and services to maintain or improve the highest well being of each resident .
Fixed: 11-15-2016
Ensure that a nursing home area is free from accident hazards and provide adequate supervision to prevent avoidable accidents.
Fixed: 09-20-2016
Develop and implement policies for 1) screening and training employees; and the 2) prevention, identification, investigation, and reporting of any abuse, neglect, mistreatment and misappropriation of property.
Fixed: 12-23-2016
1) Receive registry verification that a nurse aide has met the required training and skills that the State requires; and 2) ensure nurse aides receive the required retraining after 24 months if nursing related services were not provided for monetary compe
Fixed: 12-23-2016
Keep accurate, complete and organized clinical records on each resident that meet professional standards.
Fixed: 12-23-2016
1) Hire only people with no legal history of abusing, neglecting or mistreating residents; or 2) report and investigate any acts or reports of abuse, neglect or mistreatment of residents.
Fixed: Not Listed
Develop a complete care plan that meets all the resident's needs, with timetables and actions that can be measured.
Fixed: Not Listed
Provide necessary care and services to maintain or improve the highest well being of each resident .
Fixed: Not Listed
Ensure that a nursing home area is free from accident hazards and provide adequate supervision to prevent avoidable accidents.
Fixed: Not Listed
Keep accurate, complete and organized clinical records on each resident that meet professional standards.
Fixed: Not Listed
Keep residents' personal and medical records private and confidential.
Fixed: 01-09-2016
Provide necessary care and services to maintain or improve the highest well being of each resident .
Fixed: 01-09-2016
Assist those residents who need help with eating/drinking, grooming and personal and oral hygiene.
Fixed: 01-09-2016
Ensure that a nursing home area is free from accident hazards and provide adequate supervision to prevent avoidable accidents.
Fixed: 01-09-2016
Keep the rate of medication errors (wrong drug, wrong dose, wrong time) to less than 5%.
Fixed: 01-09-2016
Make sure menus meet the resident's nutritional needs and that there is a prepared menu by which nutritious meals have been planned for the resident and followed.
Fixed: 01-09-2016
Store, cook, and serve food in a safe and clean way.
Fixed: 01-09-2016
Have a program that investigates, controls and keeps infection from spreading.
Fixed: 01-09-2016
Have exits that are accessible at all times.
Fixed: 02-02-2018
Follow proper procedures when the automatic sprinkler systems was out of service for more than 10 hours.
Fixed: 02-12-2018
Have properly installed electrical wiring and gas equipment.
Fixed: 02-12-2018
Provide a written emergency evacuation plan.
Fixed: 01-31-2018
Ensure receptacles at patient bed locations and where general anesthesia is administered, are tested after initial installation, replacement or servicing.
Fixed: 02-14-2018
Have generator or other power source capable of supplying service within 10 seconds.
Fixed: 02-06-2018
Provide properly protected cooking facilities.
Fixed: 12-09-2016
Ensure smoke barriers are constructed to a 1 hour fire resistance rating.
Fixed: 12-07-2016
Ensure proper usage of power strips and extension cords.
Fixed: 12-07-2016
Approved construction type or materials.
Fixed: 12-21-2015
Special areas constructed so that walls can resist fire for one hour or an approved fire extinguishing system.
Fixed: 12-21-2015
Exits that are accessible at all times.
Fixed: 12-21-2015
Have exits that are accessible at all times.
Fixed: 02-02-2018
Follow proper procedures when the automatic sprinkler systems was out of service for more than 10 hours.
Fixed: 02-12-2018
Have properly installed electrical wiring and gas equipment.
Fixed: 02-12-2018
Provide a written emergency evacuation plan.
Fixed: 01-31-2018
Ensure receptacles at patient bed locations and where general anesthesia is administered, are tested after initial installation, replacement or servicing.
Fixed: 02-14-2018
Have generator or other power source capable of supplying service within 10 seconds.
Fixed: 02-06-2018
Provide properly protected cooking facilities.
Fixed: 12-09-2016
Ensure smoke barriers are constructed to a 1 hour fire resistance rating.
Fixed: 12-07-2016
Ensure proper usage of power strips and extension cords.
Fixed: 12-07-2016
Approved construction type or materials.
Fixed: 12-21-2015
Special areas constructed so that walls can resist fire for one hour or an approved fire extinguishing system.
Fixed: 12-21-2015
Exits that are accessible at all times.
Fixed: 12-21-2015


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