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MDH Finds Catholic Eldercare on Main Responsible for Resident Neglect

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has completed its investigation of neglect concerns at the Catholic Eldercare on Main in Minneapolis, Minnesota. A complaint was filed with the Department alleging that neglect of supervision occurred by staff when one resident assaulted another resident, which resulted in the victim fracturing her pelvis. The department investigated the matter and found that the aggressor was a resident with a documented pattern of aggressive behavior. Within a one-month period, the facility noted 21 incidents of aggression. The resident who was pushed to the ground sustained a possible pelvic fracture and had to under go physical rehabilitation. The MDH determined that the facility is responsible for the neglect of the facility’s resident. (Case no. H5439024)

Medicare rates nursing homes, including this 150-bed nursing home facility. Medicare has assigned an overall rating to Catholic Eldercare on Main as a below average facility. In addition, Medicare has assigned a health inspection rating to the facility as much below average. Deficiencies cited by Medicare include the facility’s failure to make sure services provided by the nursing home meet professional standards of quality, failure to provide care by qualified persons, give residents proper treatment to prevent new bed (pressure) sores or heal existing bed sores, and failure to assist those residents who need total help with eating/drinking, grooming and personal and oral hygiene, among other failures.

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 neglect or abuse in a nursing home, 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.