Minnesota Nursing Home Compare from Department of Health

The Minnesota Department of Health has updated their website to offer new and updated information relating to nursing homes, assisted living, housing with services, and other elder and disabled person care, called Minnesota Nursing Home Compare. There is information concerning the past Medicare and Medicaid Surveys of nursing homes as well as findings from the Office of Health Facility Complaints regarding allegations of abuse and neglect. 

Claims Against Minnesota Nursing Homes Medical Malpractice?

Why is a claim against a long-term care or home care provider considered to be medical malpractice?

1. Minnesota Law considers claims against any “medical professionals” to be medical malpractice claims.

2. Claims against a “Health Care Provider” include “a physician, surgeon, dentist, occupational therapist, other health care professionals as defined in section 145.61, hospital, or treatment facility.” (Minn. Stat. § 541.076; See Attachment F).

Signs of Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect – Elder Abuse

Signs Of Nursing Home Abuse

There are a number of different warning signs of nursing home concerns that a resident is not receiving adequate health care. In many cases, these warning signs will go unnoticed until it is too late. In other cases, these warning signs are simply brushed off by family members and friends. And, in even more cases, these warning signs are hidden behind closed doors. Whatever the case, it is important to be on the lookout for any signs of nursing home abuse or neglect. Nursing homes are supposed to be a place of support and security; however, this is not always the case. If you notice any warning signs that a nursing home is not up to standard, then it is important to contact a elderly abuse attorney immediately.