The Villa at Byrn Mawr, a 120-bed nursing home in Minneapolis, has received a “much below average” rating in its Overall and HealthInspection ratings, as well as a “below average” Staffing rating, according to Medicare’s 2014 annual report.
The Villa at Byrn Mawrnursing home has several deficiencies based on recent government inspections, including the facility’s:
- Failure to hire only people with no legal history of abusing, neglecting or mistreating residents;
- Failure to report and investigate any acts or reports of abuse, neglect or mistreatment of residents;
- Failure to develop policies that prevent mistreatment, neglect, or abuse of residents or theft of residential property;
- Failure to provide care by qualified persons according to each resident’s written plan of care;
- Failure to provide necessary care and services to maintain the highest well being of each resident;
- Failure to have enough nurses to care for every resident in a way that maximizes the resident’s well-being;
- Failure to provide or obtain dental services for each resident;
- Failure to make sure that each resident’s drug regimen is free from unnecessary drugs, and that each resident’s medication is managed and monitored;
- Failure to maintain drug records and properly labeled drugs according to accepted professional standards;
- Failure to ensure that the nursing home area is free from accident hazards and risks, as well as adequate supervision to prevent avoidable accidents; and
- Failure to ensure that a working call system is available in each resident’s room or bathroom and bathing area.
The Villa at Bryn Mawr also has several other deficiencies, which you can learn about here.
In addition, the Minnesota Department of Health has investigated three unsubstantiated reports of abuse and neglect:
- In Feb. 2013, it is alleged that “neglect occurred when a resident fell out of bed while cares were being provided by the alleged perpetrator (AP). The resident began to slip off the side of the bed and the AP could not maintain his hold on the resident as the bed began to move away. The resident was later diagnosed with a cervical fracture. [Report no. H5203040]
- In Oct. 2013, it is alleged that “abuse occurred when a male staff member (name unknown) kicked the resident in the back of the leg. He reported the incident to staff members working at the time, as well as to the Director of Nursing and the Administrator who did not acknowledge him. The resident also never received an assessment or medical treatment after he reported to both staff and the administration that he had fallen two times and was bleeding. In addition, he is not eating well and the facility has not noticed because a nursing assistant (name unknown) ate his food.” [Report no. H5203041]
- In Sept. 2014, it is alleged that “neglect occurred when staff failed to supervise residents and resident #1 was physically aggressive toward resident #2.” [Report no. H5203043]
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