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Abuse of residents at St. Therese nursing home caught on video

By | Physical Abuse, St. Therese Home Inc., Uncategorized

The Star Tribune reports that Saint Therese nursing home in New Hope, Minnesota has — again — failed to protect its residents from harm.  The report discloses that hidden camera video evidence caught repeated instances of “brutal treatment” of the nursing home’s residents, including: An “85-year-old patient with a severe…

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Resident Assaulted by Caregiver at Robbinsdale Assisted Living Facility

By | Copperfield Hill Phase II, Facilities, Physical Abuse, Uncategorized

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has completed its investigation of abuse and neglect concerns at the Copperfield Hill Phase II assisted living facility in Robbinsdale, Minnesota. A complaint was filed with the Department alleging that a resident of the facility was slapped in the face by a male staff…

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Staff Steals Jewelry and Money from Residents of Edgewood Vista Hermantown Care Facility

By | Edgewood Vista Hermantown, Financial Exploitation, Physical Abuse, Sexual Abuse, Uncategorized

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has completed its investigation of theft concerns at the Edgewood Vista Hermantown assisted living facility near Duluth, Minnesota.  A complaint was filed with the Department alleging that an employee of the Edgewood Vista Hermantown facility took rings valued at $1,000 and other amounts of…

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The Dangers of Resident Bed Rails in Nursing Homes—Guiding Principles Regarding the Safe use of Bed Rails (Part 5 of 9)

By | Uncategorized

In 1999, the FDA partnered with various representatives from the hospital bed industry, national healthcare organizations, patient advocacy groups, and other federal agencies to form the Hospital Bed Safety Workgroup. The workgroup states its goal as improving “the safety of hospital beds for patients in all health care settings who…

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Mismanaged Medications in Nursing Homes: A Nursing Home and Its Pharmaceutical and Laboratory Services (Part 5 of 6)

By | Medication Errors, Uncategorized

Nursing homes are required to provide and coordinate pharmaceutical services to meet each resident’s needs, and this includes a duty to provide accurate information to the pharmacy furnishing pharmaceutical services. When transmitting orders to the pharmacy, nursing homes have a dual responsibility to review the medications, as well as to…

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Mismanaged Medications in Nursing Homes: A Resident’s Medical Records and Medication History (Part 3 of 6)

By | Medication Errors, Uncategorized

Reviewing a resident’s medical records should be the first thing any plaintiff lawyer investigates.  Medical records should include, among other things, documentation of all communications with the attending physician’s chart to assess his or her evaluation of the resident’s condition in relation to the prescribed medications. An experienced plaintiff lawyer…

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