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North Ridge Care Center Employee Stole Narcotic Medication from Nursing Home Residents

By Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm

June 4, 2013

A Minnesota Department of Health investigation has found that an employee of the North Ridge Care Center was stealing a resident’s prescription painkillers. The employee was also found to have been stealing prescription medication from at least 12 other residents of the New Hope, Minnesota nursing home, although the number of residents impacted may have been as high as 24, according to the MDH report.  [Report no. H5183093] According to the MDH report: After the suspected employee left the facility, another nurse spotted a discrepancy in the… Read More →

Details About the North Ridge Care Center Nursing Home in Minnesota

By Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm

May 31, 2013

This 397-bed nursing home received a “below average” for its Overall rating, according to Medicare’s 2012 annual report. Additionally, the facility received a “much below average” for its Health Inspection rating. North Ridge Care Center was cited with 7 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 or reports of abuse, neglect, or mistreatment of residents; Failure to develop and implement… Read More →

Resident-to-Resident Assault in Minnesota Nursing Homes

By Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm

March 12, 2013

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) completed its investigations of neglect concerns at two area nursing homes: North Ridge Care Center in New Hope and Bywood East Health Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  Two separate complaints were filed with the MDH alleging that the facilities failed to adequately supervise residents with histories of aggressive and harassing behaviors. The MDH investigated the matter at North Ridge Care Center and found that although the resident had a well-documented history of violent behavior, the… Read More →