Crystal Care Center
This 130-bed nursing home has an Overall rating of “much below average,” according to Medicare’s most recent annual report. Medicare has also rated Crystal Care Center as “much below average” for its Health Inspection rating. Compared to the average number of deficiencies for Minnesota nursing homes in 2012 (6.8), the government cited Crystal Care center with 12 health deficiencies in its November 2012 inspection. These deficiencies include Crystal Care Center’s:
- Failure to hire only people with no legal history of abusing, neglecting or mistreating residents, or to report and investigate any acts of abuse, neglect, or mistreatment of residents;
- Failure to develop policies that prevent mistreatment, neglect, or abuse of residents or theft of resident property;
- Failure to provide medically-related social services to help each resident achieve the highest possible quality of life;
- Failure to give residents proper treatment to prevent new bed (pressure) sores or heal existing bedsores;
- Failure to ensure that each resident who enters the nursing home without a catheter is not given a catheter, and that residents receive proper services to prevent urinary tract infections and restore normal bladder function;
- Failure to immediately tell the resident, the resident’s doctor, and a family member of the resident of situations such as injury, decline in health, rooming, etc; and
- Failure to provide care for residents in a way that keeps or builds each resident’s dignity and respect of individuality
In addition, Medicare has identified a number of complaints and incidents associated with Crystal Care Center in its 2011 report, including the following complaints and incidents:
- Failure to immediately tell a resident, the resident’s doctor, and the resident’s family members of the residents change in situation;
- Failure to hire individuals with a history of abusing, neglecting, or mistreating residents; and
- Failure to report and investigate acts or reports of abuse, neglect, or mistreatment of its residents.
Click here to read more about Crystal Care Cetner, including our earlier blog, “Crystal Care Center’s 62 Violations One of Minnesota’s 10 Worst.”
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