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Medicare adds the St. Olaf Residence to list of troubled nursing homes

By Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm

September 24, 2014

St. Olaf Residence is an 80-bed nursing home in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Medicare has designated the St. Olaf Residence as a “Special Focus Facility,” which means Medicare has added this nursing home to its list troubled facilities. Medicare rates nursing homes, including this nursing home facility.  Medicare has assigned an the St. Olaf Residence as a “Much Below Average”  for the health inspections of the facility.  In its most recent inspection, the facility was cited for 18 deficiencies (way above the state average of… Read More →

Dangerous Nursing Homes in New York and Minnesota

By Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm

February 16, 2014

The Gotham Gazette has investigated the New York City’s five worst nursing homes. It found that registered nurses only spend 18 minutes a day with each patient. One of the facilities investigated, Mosholu Parkway and Rehabilitation Center, was cited by Medicare for 11 health care deficiencies. This figure is more than double the average deficiencies for New York state nursing homes. Compare this New York facility’s 11 deficiencies against the St. Olaf Residence, an 80-bed nursing home in Minneapolis, which was cited… 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 →

Details about the St. Olaf Residence Nursing Home in Minnesota

By Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm

April 7, 2013

St. Olaf Residence This 80-bed nursing home has received a “below average” for its Overall rating and a “much below average” for its Health Inspection Rating, according to Medicare’s annual 2012 inspection. Compared to the average number of annual health deficiencies for Minnesota nursing homes (6.8), St. Olaf Residence was cited with 20 health deficiencies. These deficiencies include St. Olaf Residence’s: Failure to keep each resident free form physical restraints, unless needed for medical treatment; Failure to develop, write and,… Read More →

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