Allegations of physical and sexual abuse as well as neglect are investigated administratively by the Minnesota Department of Health, Office of Health Facility Complaints, (OHFC).
Nursing Home Survey Process
Minnesota Nursing Home Survey Information According to CMS Medicare.gov, the inspection results are recorded in a form called (HCFA-2567) where deficiencies in the quality of care in the nursing home are recorded. The inspections assess whether facilities are meeting “minimum”
Minnesota Rise in Elder Abuse
Increasing Population Leads to Rise in Elder Abuse Rise in elder abuse and neglect. The elder population in Minnesota is rising and that means there are a lot of different activities occurring that has resulted in an increase or rise in
The Problems with Elder Care in Minnesota and the Country
Elder Care Concerns and Information Many families have to go through quite the adventure to ensure that their elder loved ones receive the care that they need. In one case, a man and his sister had to go through a
Nursing Home Quality of Life in Minnesota Predicted by Staffing Levels
Nursing Home Resident Are Entitled to Quality of Life Quality of Life. Minnesota is ranked number one when it comes to long-term care in the country, but a study conducted by the University of Minnesota’s School of Public Health has
Minneapolis Nursing Homes Required to Update Care Policies
State and Federal Law State Nursing Homes Required to Update Procedures and Policies The aging process has changed a lot throughout the years with many of us living to an age that goes beyond the ability to be independent nursing
Many Nursing Homes are Neglecting Teeth and Basic Cares
Many Nursing Homes May Be Neglecting Teeth of Their Residents It has been found that there is a high disregard for dental hygiene and neglecting teeth in general in nursing homes and other assisted living facilities, according to recent studies. This
Spotting and Stopping Elder Abuse becomes Focus in Minnesota
Learn How to Spot and Stopping Elder Abuse Stopping elder abuse is something that has become quite an issue throughout Minnesota, whether that abuse occurs in a nursing home, in a home setting, or by a family member. Anoka County
Minnesota Nursing Homes and Home Care Growth
Home Care Growth – nursing homes and home care companies in Minnesota are seeking growth. With a growing senior population and seniors living longer than they used to, it is very important that there are care options available that ensure they are well cared for when the time comes.
What is Nursing Home Bill of Rights
What is Minnesota Nursing Home Bill of Rights? According to Minnesota Statute § 144.651 the Health Care Bill of Rights aka Nursing Home Bill of Rights – Minn. Stat. § 144.651. Enforcement – The resident or a guardian, on the resident’s
Inspections of Nursing Homes Reveal Violations
Inspections of nursing homes have revealed a number of nursing homes that have high numbers of violations. Currently, Minnesota is in the middle of the road when it comes to nursing homes that have lost Medicaid and Medicare funding. Typically,
How to Identify Elder Abuse?
How to Identify Elder Abuse? Published On: 30th November 2012 HOW TO IDENTIFY ELDER ABUSE AND NEGLECT Introduction – Identify Elder Abuse There is an increasing trend is towards providing care in a home like environment whenever possible. There is a
What to do When an Adverse Health Event Occurs
Patient Safety Issues – When Adverse Health Event Occurs Adverse Health Event. Minnesota hospitals are committed to doing all they can to prevent avoidable mistakes and improve patient care. Minnesota hospitals have championed an important improvement in how we track
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid update their list of SPECIAL FOCUS FACILITIES (Nursing Homes) which allegedly have substandard care
What is a CMS is the List of Special Focus Facilities? – Special Focus Facility List of Special Focus Facilities – The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and States visit nursing homes on a regular basis to determine if
Nursing Homes Accepting Medicare and Medicaid Ordered to be Safer
Nursing Homes Accepting Medicare and Medicaid Need to Be Safer The United States Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services has upgraded the regulations regarding nursing home safety. Nursing Homes accepting Medicare and Medicaid are now required to do everything they can to
Elder Neglect – Nursing Home Elder Abuse
Nursing Home Elder Neglect and Abuse – A Growing Concern Believe it or not, the elderly is amongst the most invisible and vulnerable victims of abuse. Verbal, sexual, and physical abuse are all types of abuse that some seniors are
Federal Nursing Home Rules Accident Prevention
What are the Federal Nursing Home Rules and Laws? The United States Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services CMS upgraded the federal nursing home rules and regulations which they fund including additional changes highlighted in red. For a complete copy
CMS Offers Guide for Choosing a Nursing Home
US CMS Offers Guide Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services offer “Your Guide to Choosing a Nursing Home”. There is also a Medicare.gov Nursing Home Compare site and a Medicare.gov, Home Health Compare. More Information Beyond Guide for Choosing a Nursing
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.