On Feb. 3, 2014, we reported in our blog that this 178-bed nursing home had received a rating of “much below average” in its Overall rating and Health Inspection rating, according to Medicare’s annual 2013 report. Unfortunately, based on Medicare’s 2014 report, the Ramsey County Care Center still is rated as “much below average” in its Overall Rating and “much below average” in its Health Inspection.
Ramsey Care Center’s repeated deficiencies include its:
- Failure to store, cook and serve food in a safe and clean way;
- Failure to have a program that investigates, controls and keeps infection from spreading;
- Failure to develop a complete care plan that meets all the resident’s needs, with timetables and actions that can be measured;
- Failure to give residents proper treatment to prevent new bed (pressure) sores or heal existing bed sores; and
- Failure to provide care by qualified persons according to each resident’s written plan of care.
These are just some of the many citations Ramsey Care Center has received from annual reports. You can look at a full list here.
The home has also been under scrutiny from the Minnesota Department of Health after receiving five official complaints, including:
- Neglect concerns based on the allegation that “the resident’s pain was not adequately managed. In addition, the resident was not provided with adequate assistance with eating and taking fluids. One day after the resident was discharged to another facility, the resident had to be transferred to the hospital and was diagnosed with dehydration, kidney failure, and thrush.” [Case no. H5352042]
- Abuse concerns based on an allegation that “abuse occurred when a resident indicated that he had a sexual encounter with another male.” [Case no. H5352039]
- Abuse concerns based on an allegation that “abuse occurred when a resident was abused by a staff person/alleged perpetrator.” [Case no. H5352040]
- Neglect concerns based on an allegation that “a resident was not sent for a medical evaluation of a possible hip fracture after a fall for approximately six hours.” [Case no. H5352038]
- Abuse concerns based on an allegation that “the alleged perpetrator hit the resident on the jaw with a closed fist.” [Case no. H5352035]
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 to a nursing home’s failures, take action today 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.