This 208-bed nursing home received a “below average” for its Health Inspections rating, according to Medicare’s 2012 annual report. Compared to the average number of health deficiencies for Minnesota nursing homes (6.7), Presbyterian Homes of Arden Hill was cited with nine health deficiencies. These include 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;
- 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;
- Failure to give residents proper treatment to prevent new bed (pressure) sores or heal existing bed sores;
- Failure to review or revise the resident’s care plan after any major change in physical or mental health;
- Failure to ensure that each resident’s entire drug/medication regimen is free from unnecessary drugs, and is managed and monitored to achieve highest level of well-being;
- Failure to at least once a month, have a licensed pharmacist review each resident’s medications and report any irregularities to the attending doctor; and
- Failure to have a program that investigates, controls and keeps infection from spreading.
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