This 170-bed nursing home received a “below average” rating for both its Overall and Health Inspection ratings, according to Medicare’s 2012 annual report. Compared to the average number of health deficiencies for Minnesota nursing homes (6.6), this facility was cited with 12 deficiencies. These include Chris Jensen Health and Rehabilitation Center’s:
- Failure to provide care by qualified persons according to each resident’s written plan of care;
- Failure to provide necessary care and services to maintain or improve the highest well being of each resident;
- Failure to give residents proper treatment to prevent new bed (pressure) sores or heal existing bed sores;
- Failure to ensure residents maintain acceptable nutritional status;
- Failure to properly care for residents needing special services, including: injections, colostomy, ureostomy, ileostomy, tracheostomy care, tracheal suctioning, respiratory care, foot care, and prostheses; and
- Failure to maintain drug records and properly mark/label drugs and other similar products according to accepted professional standards.
Medicare has also identified six complaints and incidents associated with the Chris Jensen Health and Rehabilitation Center nursing home, including the facility’s:
- Failure to develop a complete care plan that meets all the resident’s needs, with timetables and actions that can be measured;
- Failure to allow residents the right to participate in the planning or revision of care and treatment;
- Failure to ensure that residents with limited range of motion receive appropriate treatment and services to increase range of motion or prevent further decrease in range of motion; and
- Failure to ensure that the nursing home area is free from accident hazards and provide adequate supervision to prevent avoidable accidents.
Further, Minnesota Department of Health has substantiated two reports of nursing home malpractice:
- In June 2012, MDH substantiated a report of nursing home abuse wherein an employee slapped a resident on her face, spit on her face, held on to her in an aggressive manner, and told the resident to grow up and stop acting “like a two year old” during the resident’s bath. [Report no. H5366050]
- In July 2012, MDH substantiated a report of financial exploitation of a resident on the part of an employee of the facility. The alleged perpetrator took $100.00 from the resident with instructions to purchase specific clothing times. The employee purchased gas for her car and returned a portion of the money to the resident. [Report no. H5366048]
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