Substantiated Complaint Against Golden LivingCenter Hopkins
A complaint was made with the Minnesota Department of Health against Complaint Golden LivingCenter, Hopkins for allegations related to nutrition and hydration.
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Pursuant to Minnesota Statute 626.5572, subd. 19; “Substantiated” means a preponderance of the evidence shows that an act that meets the definition of maltreatment, which is defined subdivision 15, as: means “abuse as defined in subdivision 2, neglect as defined in subdivision 17 or financial exploitation as defined by subdivision 9.”
Substantiated Complaint Golden LivingCenter Hopkins
Provider: Golden LivingCenter Hopkins
Location: Hopkins, Minnesota
Provider Type: Nursing Home
Number of Substantiated Complaints listed by MDH 2
Date Investigation Concluded: October 20, 2011
Basis of Complaint: Neglect of Health Care, Nutrition and Hydration
Here are some thoughts of Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Attorney, Kenneth LaBore:
As an attorney who handles nursing home abuse and neglect cases, I frequently see situations where residents do not receive the necessary nourishment and hydration required for sustaining health. Both state and federal regulations require that a nursing home provide adequate food and water pursuant to the following statutes:
Nutrition The nursing home must maintain acceptable parameters of nutritional status. (42 CFR § 483.25 (i))
Based on a resident’s comprehensive assessment, the facility must ensure that a resident:
(1) Maintains acceptable parameters of nutritional status, such as body weight and protein levels, unless the resident’s clinical condition demonstrates that this is not possible; and
(2) Receives a therapeutic diet when there is a nutritional problem. (42 CFR § 483.25 (i))
Hydration The nursing home must provide each resident with sufficient fluid intake to maintain proper hydration and health. (42 CFR § 483.25 (j))
The facility must provide each resident with sufficient fluid intake to maintain proper hydration and health.
Date Investigation Concluded: October 27, 2010
Basis of Complaint: Patient Rights
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