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Mahnomen Health Center employee repeatedly stole patients’ narcotic medication

By | Mahnomen Health Center, Malnutrition / Dehydration, Medication Errors, Neglect, Pressure Sores / Bed Sores / Decubitus

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has completed its investigation of narcotic diversion concerns at the Mahnomen Health Center in Mahnomen, Minnesota.  A complaint was filed with the Department alleging that the nursing home’s staff diverted narcotic medications from residents. The staff member documented controlled substances given to nine residents…

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Medicare Probe Reveals Continuing Widespread Problem of Patient Injuries

By | Fracture Injuries, Neglect, Pressure Sores / Bed Sores / Decubitus, Sepis / Infection

A recent Medicare study reveals an epidemic of patient injuries sustained in American hospitals. The most common injury to acquire while under the care of a hospital is an infection. Medicare will begin a program of sanctioning the worst performing quarter of American hospitals starting this year. Despite the success…

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Additional Details About Extendicare’s Park Health and Rehab Center Nursing Home

By | False Records, Medication Errors, Neglect, Park Health and Rehab, Pressure Sores / Bed Sores / Decubitus

I was just looking into some information about the Park Health and Rehab Center nursing home, which is located in St. Louis Park, Minnesota.  I came across four recent investigations of the facility by the Minnesota Department of Health.  Here’s what they are about: One case investigated the following allegation: “It is…

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Details About the Field Crest Care Center Nursing Home in Minnesota

By | Field Crest Care Center, Neglect, Pressure Sores / Bed Sores / Decubitus

This 45-bed nursing home received a “below average” for both its Overall and Health Inspection ratings, according to Medicare’s 2012 annual report. Field Crest Care Center was cited with 6 health deficiencies. These include the facility’s: Failure to hire only people with no legal history of abusing, neglecting, or mistreating…

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Details About the North Ridge Care Center Nursing Home in Minnesota

By | Medication Errors, Neglect, North Ridge Care Center, Pressure Sores / Bed Sores / Decubitus

This 397-bed nursing home received a “below average” for its Overall rating, according to Medicare’s 2012 annual report. Additionally, the facility received a “much below average” for its Health Inspection rating. North Ridge Care Center was cited with 7 health deficiencies. These include the facility’s: Failure to hire only people…

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Details about the Crest View Lutheran Home Nursing Home in Minnesota

By | Crest View Lutheran Home, Malnutrition / Dehydration, Pressure Sores / Bed Sores / Decubitus

This 122-bed nursing home has received below average” ratingsfor both its Overall and Quality Measure Rating, according to Medicare’s 2012 annual report on nursing home facilities. Additionally, the facility received a “much below average” for its Health Inspection rating. Compared to the average number of health deficiencies for Minnesota nursing…

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Details about the Golden LivingCenter – Lynwood Nursing Home in Minnesota

By | Golden LivingCenter, Golden LivingCenter – Lynwood, Pressure Sores / Bed Sores / Decubitus, Wandering & Elopement

This 54-bed nursing home has received  “below average” ratings or both its Overall and Quality Measure ratings, according to Medicare’s 2012 annual report. Additionally, the facility was given a “much below average” for its Health Inspection rating. This facility was cited with multiple health deficiencies, including the facility’s: Failure to provide necessary…

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Details about the Chris Jensen Health and Rehabilitation Center Nursing Home in Minnesota

By | Chris Jensen Health and Rehabilitation Center, Financial Exploitation, Physical Abuse, Pressure Sores / Bed Sores / Decubitus

This 170-bed nursing home received a “below average” rating for both its Overall and Health Inspection ratings, according to Medicare’s 2012 annual report. Compared to the average number of health deficiencies for Minnesota nursing homes (6.6), this facility was cited with 12 deficiencies. These include Chris Jensen Health and Rehabilitation…

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Details about the Bethel Care Center Nursing Home in Minnesota

By | Bethel Care Center, Neglect, Pressure Sores / Bed Sores / Decubitus

This 131-bed nursing home received a “below average” for its Overall rating, according to Medicare’s 2012 annual report on nursing homes. Additionally, the facility received a “much below average” for its Health Inspections ratings. Bethel Care Center was cited with 5 health deficiencies. These include the facility’s: Failure to provide…

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Details about the Augustana Health Care Center in Minneapolis

By | Augustana Health Care, Augustana Health Care Center Minneapolis, Financial Exploitation, Medication Errors, Neglect, Pressure Sores / Bed Sores / Decubitus, Sexual Abuse

This 268-bed nursing home received a “below average” for both its Overall and Health Inspections ratings, according to Medicare’s 2012 annual report. Compared to the average number of health deficiencies in Minnesota (6.8), Augustana Health Care Center of Minneapolis received 9 deficiencies, including the facility’s: Failure to hire only people…

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