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Good Samaritan’s Nursing Home in Waconia Neglects Its Resident

By | Good Samaritan - Waconia, Good Samaritan Society, Medication Errors, Neglect

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has completed its investigation of neglect concerns at Good Samaritan’s nursing home in Waconia, Minnesota.  A complaint was filed with the Department alleging that the nursing home failed to administer Coumadin for 10 days.  The resident developed a clot in the left femoral artery….

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Norris Square Employee Takes Resident’s Drugs

By | Financial Exploitation, Medication Errors, Norris Square

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has completed its investigation of financial exploitation concerns at Norris Square, an assisted living facility in Cottage Grove, Minnesota. A complaint was filed alleging that an employee took a resident’s narcotic medications without permission. The Department investigation substantiated the allegation. The resident had physician…

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Details about the Faribault Care Center Nursing Home in Minnesota

By | Falls & Trauma, Faribault Care Center, Fracture Injuries, Medication Errors, Neglect, Wandering & Elopement

Medicare rates nursing homes, including this 55-bed nursing home facility.  Medicare has assigned an overall rating to the Faribault Care Center as a “much below average” facility.  In addition, Medicare has assigned a “much below average” rating to the nursing home based on the government’s health inspections of the facility. In…

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Nervanas Caring Hands Inc. Neglect Causes Death of Resident

By | Facilities, Medication Errors, Neglect, Nervanas Caring Hands Inc., Wrongful Death

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has completed its investigation of neglect concerns at the Nervanas Caring Hands Inc. in Bloomington, Minnesota.  A complaint was filed with the Department alleging that neglect occurred when a client was given an overdose of narcotics by staff. The Department investigated the matter and…

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Anoka Rehab and Living Center Neglects Resident

By | Anoka Rehab and Living Center, Facilities, Medication Errors, Neglect

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has completed its investigation of neglect concerns at the Anoka Rehab and Living Center in Anoka, Minnesota.  A complaint was filed with the Department alleging that neglect occurred when a resident was not provided an ordered medication for approximately three weeks resulting in adverse…

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Yet Another Finding of Neglect at the Red Wing Health Center

By | Falls & Trauma, Fracture Injuries, Malnutrition / Dehydration, Mechanical Lift Misuse, Medication Errors, Neglect, Red Wing Health Center

On January 3, 2011 the Minnesota Department of Health revised an investigative report on a substantiated claim of neglect on the part of Red Wing Health Center.  [Report no H5223045] The neglect occurred when the facility failed to respond to one of its resident’s decline in health.  From the middle…

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Fairview Nursing Home Resident Neglected

By | Fairview University Transitional Services, Medication Errors, Neglect

Fairview University Transitional Services is a nursing home in Minneapolis.  The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) just released a report, no. H5170018, finding that the nursing home failed to ensure that anticoagulant medication was administered to its resident.  This medication is used to protect patients from blood clots.  The resident subsequently went into…

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