St. Lucas Care Center
This 109-bed nursing home has received a “below average” rating for its Overall eating, according to Medicare’s annual 2012 inspection. Medicare also rated St. Lucas as “below average” for both its Health Inspection rating. Compared to the average annual number of health deficiencies for Minnesota nursing homes in 2012 (6.8), St. Lucas Care Center was cited for 13 health deficiencies in its April 2012 health inspection. These deficiencies include St. Lucas 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 make sure that each resident who enters the nursing home without a catheter is not given a catheter, and that the residents receive proper services to prevent urinary tract infections and restore normal bladder function;
- Failure to give each resident enough fluids to keep them healthy and prevent dehydration;
- Failure to properly care for residents needing special services, including injections, colostomy, respiratory care, etc.;
- Failure to review or revise the resident’s care plan after any major change ina resident’s physical or mental health; and
- Failure to make sure that each resident’s drug regimen is free from unnecessary drugs, and that each resident’s medication is managed and monitored.
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