This 178-bed nursing home has received a rating of “much below average” in its Overall, Health Inspection, and Staffing ratings, according to Medicare’s annual 2012 report. Compared to average number of deficiencies for Minnesota nursing homes in 2012 (6.8), the government cited Ramsey Care Center with 10 health deficiencies. These deficiencies include Ramsey 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 care by qualified persons according to each resident’s written plan of care;
- Failure to assist those residents who need total help with eating, drinking, grooming, and personal and oral hygiene;
- Failure to ensure that residents with reduced range of motion get proper treatment and services to increase range of motion;
- Failure to maintain properly labeled drug records according to professional standards; and
- Failure to ensure that the nursing home area is free from accident hazards and risks, as well as adequate supervision to prevent avoidable accidents.
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