Minnesota Public Radio reports that the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has cited the Camden Care Center for 47 health and safety violations, including at least two that inspectors found were “likely to cause serious injury, harm, impairment or death to a resident.” The nursing home cares for about 67 patients, many of whom have behavioral issues including psychiatric disorders, dementia or substance abuse, according to the agency’s filing with the court.
Volunteers of America – National Services has taken over management of the Camden Care Center. By law, the state’s receivership of the facility can’t extend past 18 months.
The MPR report revealed that, according to the MDH spokesperson, “persistent problems at the facility started soon after Seattle-based Videll Healthcare began managing it in 2012.” MPR reports that VIdell Healthcare “is in the process of discontinuing its management over all four remaining facilities” in Minnesota. MPR reports, “There have been similar reports of problems at other Videll facilities, specifically in Massachusetts,” citing an article in the Boston Globe.
To see our earlier related blog regarding Camden Care Center, click here.
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