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Lighthouse of Columbia Heights

Neglected patient dies after Lighthouse care facility fails to administer proper care

By Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm

June 17, 2015

The Minnesota Department of Health has completed its investigation of neglect concerns at Lighthouse, an assisted-living facility in Columbia Heights, Minnesota. A complaint was filed with the MDH alleging that a client was neglected when staff failed to provide adequate medical care when the resident had a change in condition. The MDH investigated the matter and found that neglect did occur when the facility failed to provide timely medical response to a resident’s change in condition. The resident developed vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal… Read More →

Lighthouse of Columbia Heights Fails to Provide Necessary Health Care to Resident

By Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm

April 14, 2014

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has completed its investigation of neglect concerns at the Lighthouse of Columbia Heights in Columbia Heights, Minnesota.  A complaint was filed with the Department alleging that neglect occurred when a resident received a medication that should have been held prior to a procedure causing a gastrointestinal bleed. The Department investigated the matter and found that the licensee failed to implement a physician’s order; failed to respond to an unlicensed staff’s call to a nurse… Read More →