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Crystal Care Center Neglects Resident

By Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm

March 5, 2014

In its investigation reported posted March 4th [H5289042], the Minnesota Department of Health determined that the Crystal Care Center, a nursing home located in Crystal, Minnesota, is responsible for neglecting its resident, finding: “Even though the nursing home was aware that the resident takes food from other resident’s plate, the resident was not provided adequate supervision during meal times.  The facility failed to minimize the resident’s risk of choking during meals.” The Kosieradzki • Smith Law Firm represents clients in cases involving catastrophic… Read More →

Details about the Crystal Care Center Nursing Home in Minnesota

By Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm

March 29, 2013

Crystal Care Center This 130-bed nursing home has an Overall rating of “much below average,” according to Medicare’s most recent annual report. Medicare has also rated Crystal Care Center as “much below average” for its Health Inspection rating. Compared to the average number of deficiencies for Minnesota nursing homes in 2012 (6.8), the government cited Crystal Care center with 12 health deficiencies in its November 2012 inspection. These deficiencies include Crystal Care Center’s: Failure to hire only people with no… Read More →

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Crystal Care Center’s 62 Violations One of Minnesota’s 10 Worst

By Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm

December 19, 2012

Thanks to a recent Star Tribune report, we have new nursing home violation statistics that prove we still have a problem in many of our local facilities. Crystal Care Center was listed by reporter Jane Friedmann as one of the 10 most-cited homes between June 1, 2009 and Aug. 31, 2012. Crystal Care Center committed 62 violations during that 15-month period, including the following (as reported by the Star Tribune): Failure to ensure a grab-bar met requirements Failure to develop… Read More →