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Pressure Sores / Bed Sores / Decubitus

Mahnomen Health Center employee repeatedly stole patients’ narcotic medication

By Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm

September 17, 2014

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has completed its investigation of narcotic diversion concerns at the Mahnomen Health Center in Mahnomen, Minnesota.  A complaint was filed with the Department alleging that the nursing home’s staff diverted narcotic medications from residents. The staff member documented controlled substances given to nine residents on shifts when the staff member was not even working. The Department investigated the matter and found that the staff member had diverted the narcotic medication (hydrocodone) that belonged to eight… Read More →

Medicare Probe Reveals Continuing Widespread Problem of Patient Injuries

By Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm

July 3, 2014

A recent Medicare study reveals an epidemic of patient injuries sustained in American hospitals. The most common injury to acquire while under the care of a hospital is an infection. Medicare will begin a program of sanctioning the worst performing quarter of American hospitals starting this year. Despite the success some hospitals have had in their efforts towards harm reduction, infections are still all too common. According to an estimate by the Center for Disease Control, 75,000 patients died of… Read More →

Additional Details About Extendicare’s Park Health and Rehab Center Nursing Home

By Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm

May 23, 2014

I was just looking into some information about the Park Health and Rehab Center nursing home, which is located in St. Louis Park, Minnesota.  I came across four recent investigations of the facility by the Minnesota Department of Health.  Here’s what they are about: One case investigated the following allegation: “It is alleged that a resident’s rights were violated when police were called to the facility to assist with a physically aggressive resident and the resident was later tased by the police.… Read More →

Details About the Field Crest Care Center Nursing Home in Minnesota

By Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm

May 31, 2013

This 45-bed nursing home received a “below average” for both its Overall and Health Inspection ratings, according to Medicare’s 2012 annual report. Field Crest Care Center was cited with 6 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 policies for screening and training employees, and the prevention,… 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 →

Details about the Crest View Lutheran Home Nursing Home in Minnesota

By Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm

May 23, 2013

This 122-bed nursing home has received below average” ratingsfor both its Overall and Quality Measure Rating, according to Medicare’s 2012 annual report on nursing home facilities. Additionally, the facility received a “much below average” for its Health Inspection rating. Compared to the average number of health deficiencies for Minnesota nursing homes (6.7), Crest View Lutheran Home was cited with 22 health deficiencies. These include the facility’s: Failure to protect each resident from all abuse, physical punishment, and involuntary separation from… 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 →

Details about the Chris Jensen Health and Rehabilitation Center Nursing Home in Minnesota

By Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm

May 22, 2013

This 170-bed nursing home received a “below average” rating for both its Overall and Health Inspection ratings, according to Medicare’s 2012 annual report. Compared to the average number of health deficiencies for Minnesota nursing homes (6.6), this facility was cited with 12 deficiencies. These include Chris Jensen Health and Rehabilitation Center’s: Failure to provide care by qualified persons according to each resident’s written plan of care; Failure to provide necessary care and services to maintain or improve the highest well… Read More →

Details about the Bethel Care Center Nursing Home in Minnesota

By Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm

May 17, 2013

This 131-bed nursing home received a “below average” for its Overall rating, according to Medicare’s 2012 annual report on nursing homes. Additionally, the facility received a “much below average” for its Health Inspections ratings. Bethel Care Center was cited with 5 health deficiencies. These include the facility’s: Failure to provide care by qualified persons according to each resident’s written plan of care; Failure to give residents proper treatment to prevent new bed (pressure) sores or heal existing bed sores; and… Read More →

Details about the Augustana Health Care Center in Minneapolis

By Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm

May 9, 2013

This 268-bed nursing home received a “below average” for both its Overall and Health Inspections ratings, according to Medicare’s 2012 annual report. Compared to the average number of health deficiencies in Minnesota (6.8), Augustana Health Care Center of Minneapolis received 9 deficiencies, including 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 →

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