Lakeside Medical Center on Special Focus Facility List Due to Deficiencies

Written By: Kenneth LaBore | Published On: 7th January 2017
Numerous Quality of Care Deficiencies Lead to Placement of Lakeside Medical Center in Pine City on CMS Medicare Special Focus Facility List

Numerous Quality of Care Deficiencies Lead to Placement of Lakeside Medical Center in Pine City on CMS Medicare Special Focus Facility Iniative List

Information About Lakeside Medical Center

Name: LAKESIDE MEDICAL CENTER
Address: 129 SIXTH AVENUE SE
PINE CITY,  MN  55063
Phone: 320-629-2542   Fax: 320-629-1093
Administrator: MR. MAX BLAUFUSS
Minnesota Classifications: (Housing With Services)   (Assisted Living Services)

Survey Results from Lakeside Medical Center

Results from a survey dated August 18, 2016, indicated that Lakeside Medical Center had  deficiencies which were severe enough to place them on dubious list of special focus facility list of nursing homes with high numbers of serious deficiencies.

Under federal FTag F225, 42 CFR 483.13(c)(1)(ii)-(iii), (c)(2)-(4), the facility must not employ individuals who have been found guilty of abusing, neglecting, or mistreating residents by a court of law, or have had a finding entered into the State nursing aide registry concerning abuse, neglect, maltreatment of residents or misappropriation of their property; and report any knowledge it has of actions by a court of law against an employee, which would indicate unfitness for service a nurse aide or other facility staff to the State nurse aide registry or licensing authorities.

The facility must ensure that all alleged violations involving mistreatment, neglect or abuse, including injuries of unknown source and misappropriation of resident property are reported immediately to the administer of the facility and to other officials in accordance with established procedures (including to the State survey and certification agency).

The facility must have evidence that all alleged violations are thoroughly investigated, and must prevent further potential abuse while the investigation is in progress.

The results of all investigations must be reported to the administrator or his designated representative and to other officials in accordance with State law (including to the State survey and certification agency) within 5 working days of the incident, and if the alleged violation is verified appropriate corrective action must be taken.

According to the Department of Health and Human Services Lakeside Medical Center, determined that above requirement was not met evidenced by: based on interview and document review, the facility failed to ensure alleged violations of mistreatment were identified and immediately reported to the administrator and state agency and investigated regarding scolding and rude treatment of 1 of 4 residents reviewed for abuse.

Lakeside Medical Center was also obligated under federal FTag F 226, 42 CFR 483.13(c), which states that the facility must develop and implement written policies and procedures that prohibit mistreatment, neglect, and abuse of residents and misappropriation of resident property.

It was determined that Lakeside Medical Center the above requirement was not met as evidenced by: based on interview and document review, the facility failed to ensure implementation of written policies and procedures related to identification and immediate reporting to the state agency regarding potential abuse for 1 of 4 residents reviewed for abuse.

Click here for the rest of the August 18, 2016 survey.

For more information from the Minnesota Department of Health, inspection surveys and reports, website, which usually has the most recent survey and the one taken before that.

To speak with an Attorney Kenneth LaBore concerning elder abuse or neglect or related injuries call his direct number 612-743-9048 or by email to KLaBore@MNnursinghomeneglect.com.

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