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This 100-bed nursing home has received a “below average” for both its Overall and Quality Measure ratings, according to Medicare’s annual 2012 report. Additionally, the government deemed its Health Inspection Rating to be “much below average.” Compared to the average number of Minnesota nursing home health deficiencies (6.8), this facility received 17 deficiencies. These include Health & Rehabilitation of New Brighton’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 make sure that each resident’s drug regimen is free from unnecessary drugs, and that each resident’s medication is managed and monitored;
  • Failure to give residents proper treatment to prevent new bed (pressure) sores or heal existing bedsores;
  • Failure to give each resident enough fluids to keep them healthy and prevent dehydration;

The Minnesota Department of Health has also substantiated a report of nursing home neglect on the part of Health & Rehabilitation of New Brighton. On August 2010, it was determined that a resident had not received her prescribed medication on numerous occasions. Additionally, on multiple occasions the resident had received the wrong medication. [Report no. H5164090]

The Kosieradzki • Smith Law Firm represents clients in cases involving catastrophic injury caused by nursing homes and other care facilities that fail to provide proper care. If you believe your loved one has been harmed due to a nursing home’s failures, take action and contact the Kosieradzki • Smith Law Firm online or call us toll-free at (877) 552-2873 to set up a no-cost, no-obligation consultation.