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Augustana Health Care Center Minneapolis

Neglect at Augustana Nursing Home Sends Resident to Emergency Room for Head Injury

By Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm

June 29, 2014

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has completed its investigation of neglect concerns at the Augustana Health Care Center of Minneapolis, a nursing home in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  A complaint was filed with the MDH alleging that neglect occurred when a resident fell and sustained a head injury. The resident was non-ambulatory and required total assistance of two staff members and a mechanical lift for transfers. The MDH investigated the matter and found that, on the day of the fall, the employee left resident unsupervised in the room… Read More →

Sexual Abuse of Vulnerable Adults in Minnesota Care Facilities—Part 1

By Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm

September 2, 2013

Regarding abuse of vulnerable adults, the Minnesota legislature has declared “that the public policy of this state is to protect adults who, because of physical or mental disability or dependency on institutional services, are particularly vulnerable to maltreatment; to assist in providing safe environments for vulnerable adults; and to provide safe institutional or residential services, community-based services, or living environments for vulnerable adults who have been maltreated. In addition, it is the policy of this state to require the reporting… Read More →

Details about the Augustana Health Care Center in Minneapolis

By Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm

May 9, 2013

This 268-bed nursing home received a “below average” for both its Overall and Health Inspections ratings, according to Medicare’s 2012 annual report. Compared to the average number of health deficiencies in Minnesota (6.8), Augustana Health Care Center of Minneapolis received 9 deficiencies, including the facility’s: Failure to hire only people with no legal history of abusing, neglecting or mistreating residents, or report and investigate any acts or reports of abuse, neglect or mistreatment of residents; Failure to develop and implement… Read More →