State health officials released a statement November 1 confirming abuse cases at three separate Minnesota nursing homes.
The first incident occurred at Minnesota Heritage House in Stearns County in April. A nurse was fired for “injuring a patient’s genitals.” According to the state report, the aide grabbed the resident by the genitals while he was on the toilet. The nursing home failed to notify the state of the abuse. Click here to view the KSTP.TV report. The St. Cloud Times also reported on this story.
The second incident occurred at the Foley Nursing Center in Benton County, where a nurse was cited for burning three separate residents with hot packs. The Department of Health’s investigation revealed that the facility apparently did not monitor the employee after the first possible burn. Click here to view the KSTP.TV report. The St. Cloud Times also reported on this story.
The third incident, reported by the Pioneer Press, the Health Department substantiated the occurrence of neglect at the Laural Peak Rehabilitation Center in Mankato, where a resident had three toes broken while being pushed in a wheelchair.” The news report states that the Department of Health found that the facility failed to provide the resident treatment for the injury until x-rays were taken five days later. Read the full text here.
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