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Neglect at Faribault Care Center Results in Resident Developing Cellulitis

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has completed its investigation of neglect concerns at the Faribault Care Center, a nursing home in Faribault, Minnesota.  A complaint was filed with the MDH alleging that neglect of care had caused a resident to develop cellulitis. The MDH also investigated additional complaints alleging that residents were not receiving requisite assistance with eating, dressing, and grooming and that the bathrooms were not clean. The MDH investigated the matter and found that the facility staff had failed to perform wound care as ordered by the physician. The resident was hospitalized with necrotic tissue and sepsis. The facility was additionally determined to be deficient in incontinence care, infection control, environmental sanitation, and resident grooming. The MDH determined that the facility responsible for neglect of the resident.  [Case no. H5098066]

Click here to read our previous blog about the Faribault Care Center and its history of deficiencies. Medicare rates nursing homes, including this 55-bed nursing home facility.  Medicare assigned an overall rating to the Faribault Care Center as a “much below average” facility.  In addition, Medicare assigned a “much below average” rating to the nursing home based on the government’s health inspections of the facility.

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