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Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services May Tighten Oversight of Nursing Home Prescriptions

By | Medication Errors, News

Elderly care industry experts have long identified the risks that medication errors and overmedication pose for nursing home residents, according to McKnights. Now, in response to the growing awareness of these risks, the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) may increase its oversight of Medicare Part D. Historically, CMS…

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Staff Member at Buffalo Nursing Home Steals Patient’s Pain Medication

By | Facilities, Financial Exploitation, Lake Ridge Care Center, Medication Errors

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has completed its investigation of financial exploitation concerns at the Lake Ridge Care Center of Buffalo in Buffalo, Minnesota. A complaint was filed with the Department alleging that a staff member of the facility took a resident’s pain medication without permission. The Department investigated…

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Lighthouse of Columbia Heights Fails to Provide Necessary Health Care to Resident

By | Lighthouse of Columbia Heights, Medication Errors, Neglect

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has completed its investigation of neglect concerns at the Lighthouse of Columbia Heights in Columbia Heights, Minnesota.  A complaint was filed with the Department alleging that neglect occurred when a resident received a medication that should have been held prior to a procedure causing…

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Crystal Seasons Living Community Nurse Steals Resident’s Prescribed Medication

By | Crystal Seasons Living Community, Facilities, Financial Exploitation, Medication Errors, Neglect

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has completed its investigation of financial exploitation concerns at the Crystal Seasons Living Community in Lake Crystal, Minnesota.  A complaint was filed with the MDH alleging that financial exploitation occurred when a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) took seven of a client’s narcotic Vicodin tablets…

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Good Samaritan Society – St. James Neglects Resident’s Medical Needs

By | Facilities, Good Samaritan Society - St. James, Medication Errors, Neglect

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has completed its investigation of neglect concerns at the Good Samaritan Society-St. James in St. James, Minnesota.  A complaint was filed with the MDH alleging that neglect occurred when a resident’s glucose was not monitored for seven months although the resident was receiving oral…

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Gil-Mor Manor’s Resident Hospitalized After Staff Neglects Resident Physician Orders

By | Facilities, Gil-More Manor Nursing Home, Medication Errors, Neglect

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has completed its investigation of neglect concerns at the Gil-Mor Manor Nursing Home in Morgan, Minnesota.  A complaint was filed with the Minnesota Department of Health alleging that neglect occurred when staff failed to implement physician’s orders for insulin administration and the resident was…

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Minneapolis Veterans Home’s Under Scrutiny

By | Medication Errors, Minnesota Veterans Home Minneapolis, Neglect, News, Wrongful Death

A Minneapolis Star Tribune report reviews inquiries into suspicious deaths that indicate persistent problems at the Minneapolis Veterans Home.  According to the report, “In the past three years, state records show, the veterans home has been the subject of 11 state health department investigations, including four suspicious deaths.” The report…

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Crest View Lutheran Home Neglects Resident

By | Crest View Lutheran Home, Medication Errors, Neglect

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has completed its investigation of neglect concerns at the Crest View Lutheran Home in Columbia Heights, Minnesota.  A complaint was filed with the Department alleging that Crest View’s resident did not receive antipsychotic medication for one month causing hallucinations and suicidal thoughts. The Department…

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