This 64–bed nursing home received a “below average “ for its Health Inspections rating, according to Medicare’s 2012 annual inspection. The facility was cited with several health deficiencies, including Highland Chateau Health Care Center’s:
- Failure to ensure services provided by the nursing facility meet professional standards of quality;
- Failure to provide necessary care and services to maintain or improve the highest well being of each resident;
- Failure to develop a complete care plan that meets all the resident’s needs, with timetables and actions that can be measured;
- Failure to store, cook, and serve food in a safe and clean way; and
- Failure to ensure that each resident’s entire drug and medication regimen is free from unnecessary drugs, and is managed and monitored to achieve highest level of well-being.
Medicare has also identified several complaints and incidents associated with the Highland Chateau Health Care Center nursing home, including the facility’s:
- Failure to hire only people with no legal history of abusing, neglecting or mistreating residents, or report and investigate any acts or reports of abuse, neglect or mistreatment of residents; and
- Failure to develop and implement policies for screening and training employees; and the prevention, identification, investigation, and reporting of any abuse, neglect, mistreatment and misappropriation of property
In addition, in November 2011, the Minnesota Department of Health substantiated one report of an employee of the facility sexually assaulting a resident. The sexual abuse was confirmed to have been ongoing and substantial. In the investigation, it was determined that the alleged perpetrator had a prior employment history of healthcare abuse and neglect. [Report no. H5028033]
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