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The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has completed its investigation of neglect concerns at the Maple Manor Health and Rehab nursing home in Rochester, Minnesota. A complaint was filed with the department alleging that a resident of the facility fell and broke her neck. This later resulted in the resident’s death. The department investigated the matter and found that the resident slipped from a transfer machine. The machine’s safety net was installed. The resident fell four feet to the ground and his/her head hit the ground and lost consciousness for approximately one minute. This resulted in the fracture of one of the resident’s upper vertebra. The resident died three days later. [Case no. H5409027]

Medicare rates nursing homes, including this 81-bed nursing home facility. Medicare has assigned an overall rating to Maple Manor as a “below average facility.” In addition, Medicare has assigned a health inspection rating of “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, 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.