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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 →

Details about the Owatonna Care Center Nursing Home in Minnesota

By Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm

March 23, 2013

Owatonna Care Center This 55-bed nursing home has an Overall rating of “much below average,” according to Medicare’s most recent rating.  Medicare also rated Owatonna Care Center as “much below average” for its Health Inspection rating. Compared to the average number of deficiencies for Minnesota nursing homes (7.2), the government cited Owatonna Care Center with 14 deficiencies in its December 2011 inspection and 20 deficiencies in its 2010 inspection. These deficiencies include Owatonna Care Center’s: Failure to hire only people… Read More →

Owatonna Care Center’s Deficiencies Put Residents at Risk

By Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm

February 7, 2013

A six-month-long investigation by the Minnesota Department of Health determined that the Owatonna Care Center neglected an 84-year-old resident before his death. Staff at the facility forgot to administer the resident’s anti-anxiety medication for 10 days, according to a report from Minnesota Public Radio. After realizing their mistake, the staff “administered 10 times the prescribed amount.” The resident was found dead in his room the next morning. This 55-bed nursing home is has an overall rating of “much below average” by… Read More →