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Boundary Waters Care Center

Details about the Boundary Waters Care Center Nursing Home in Minnesota

By Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm

May 23, 2013

This 58-bed nursing home received “much below average” ratingsfor both its Overall and Health Inspection ratings, according to Medicare’s 2012 annual report. Additionally, the facility received a Staffing rating of “below average.” Compared to the average number of health deficiencies for Minnesota nursing homes (6.6), Boundary Waters Care Center was cited with 22 health deficiencies. These include the facility’s: Failure to hire only people with no legal history of abusing neglecting or mistreating residents, or report and investigate any acts… Read More →

Residents Abused and Neglected at Northern Minnesota Nursing Home

By Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm

November 14, 2012

The Minnesota Department of Health has completed its investigation of neglect and abuse concerns at the Boundary Waters Care Center in Ely, Minnesota.  A complaint was filed with the Department alleging that: 1)  several residents had bruising on their thighs due to staff treating residents roughly when providing care; 2) a resident was called a derogatory name for several weeks by an employee; 3) staff hid call lights from residents; 4) residents were not receiving dressing changes as ordered; 5) one resident had black bruising from… Read More →