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Minnesota’s nursing homes with the worst staffing ratings

By Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm

September 16, 2014

The U.S. Government provides quality of care information on every Medicare and Medicaid-certified nursing home in the country, including over 15,000 nationwide. Medicare’s “Nursing Home Compare” data base has detailed information about every Medicare and Medicaid-certified nursing home in the country. Medicare has rated the staffing at the following eight Minnesota nursing homes as “Much Below Average” (the worst rating): Faribault Care Center, a 55-bed for-profit facility in Faribault, Minnesota, which also received a “Much Below Average” overall rating. Golden LivingCenter –… Read More →

Minnesota’s nursing homes with the worst overall ratings

By Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm

September 15, 2014

The U.S. Government provides quality of care information on every Medicare and Medicaid-certified nursing home in the country, including over 15,000 nationwide. Medicare’s “Nursing Home Compare” data base has detailed information about every Medicare and Medicaid-certified nursing home in the country. Medicare has assigned an overall rating of “Much Below Average” (the worst rating) to the following sixteen Minnesota nursing homes: Faribault Care Center, a 55-bed for-profit facility in Faribault, Minnesota. Golden LivingCenter – La Crescent, a 45-bed for-profit facility in La Crescent, Minnesota. Golden LivingCenter… Read More →

Golden LivingCenter Employee Steals Resident’s Money

By Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm

October 29, 2013

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has completed its investigation of concerns that a nursing assistant at the Golden LivingCenter Chateau nursing home used a resident’s debit card for an amount totaling $5,700 without permission.  The Department investigated the matter and found that the theft allegations were substantiated. [Case no. H5222061] The question is – who’s paying attention to this employee?  Responsible care facilities don’t steal from the people they are supposed to care for. They don’t hire employees who… 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 →

Golden LivingCenter Lake Ridge Nursing Home Neglect of PICC-Line Care Causes Infection and Hospitalization

By Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm

July 18, 2013

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has completed its investigation of neglect concerns at the Golden Livingcenter Lake Ridge nursing home in Roseville, Minnesota.  A complaint was filed with the Department alleging that one of the facility’s residents did not have her PICC-line (peripherally inserted central catheter) dressing changed which resulted in an infection. MDH investigated the matter and found that even though the facility had a policy and procedure for PICC line dressing changes, multiple nurses who cared for… Read More →

Details about the Golden LivingCenter–Lake Ridge Nursing Home in Minnesota

By Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm

June 27, 2013

This 175-bed nursing home was cited with 3 health deficiencies and 2 complaints and facility-reported incidents, according to Medicare’s 2012 annual inspection. These include the Golden LivingCenter–Lake Ridge facility’s: Failure to try and resolve each resident’s complaints quickly; Failure to store, cook, and serve food in a safe and clean way; Failure to ensure that each resident’s entire drug regimen is free from unnecessary drugs, and is managed and monitored to achieve the highest level of well-being; Failure to immediately… Read More →

Details about the Golden LivingCenter – Lynwood Nursing Home in Minnesota

By Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm

May 22, 2013

This 54-bed nursing home has received  “below average” ratings or both its Overall and Quality Measure ratings, according to Medicare’s 2012 annual report. Additionally, the facility was given a “much below average” for its Health Inspection rating. This facility was cited with multiple health deficiencies, including the facility’s: Failure to provide necessary care and services to maintain or improve the highest well being of each resident; Failure to allow residents the right to participate in the planning or revision of care and… Read More →

Hopkins, Minnesota Golden LivingCenter Ignores Resident’s 40-Pound Weight Loss

By Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm

February 13, 2013

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) completed an investigation of neglect concerns at the Golden LivingCenter in Hopkins, Minnesota.  A complaint was filed with the MDH alleging that facility staff failed to provide the resident with adequate care to meet his fluid and nutrition needs and failed to monitor his 30 pound weight loss over a two month period. The resident was at risk of dehydration and weight loss and lost nearly 40 pounds in less than two months. He… Read More →

Resident’s Fractured Nose a Result of Nursing Home Neglect

By Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm

February 13, 2013

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has completed its investigation of neglect concerns at the Golden LivingCenter Lynnhurst nursing home in St Paul, Minnesota. A complaint was filed with the MDH alleging that a resident fell from his bed resulting in a facture to his nose. The MDH investigated the matter and found that staff failed to ensure he had a floor mat in place in accordance with his nursing assistant worksheet and plan of care.  The resident was a… Read More →