Edina Care Rehab Center Edina Complaint Findings for Physical Plant Maintenance
In a report concluded on April 25, 2011, the Minnesota Department of Health cites Edina Care Rehab Center Edina for physical plant maintenance problems.
It is alleged that the facility does not maintain the building in a safe, functional, and sanitary condition based on the following: a mold like substance was observed throughout the building. Wet ceiling tiles, loose wall tiles and damaged walls were observed in residents’ bathrooms. In addition, water drips from the laundry room ceiling into trash cans.
Substantiated Complaint Against Edina Rehab Center Related to Physical Plant Maintenance
According to Minnesota Rules Chapter 4658, the history of plant requirements for nursing homes, the Minnesota Rules, Chapter 4660 were adopted in 1972 and generally address the physical plant of a nursing home. This chapter divides facilities into two categories, addressing requirements for both existing facilities and new construction. Buildings and additions to those buildings that were built prior to the 1972 adoption of the chapter are considered “existing” facilities and facilities (or parts thereof) built after the adoption date of 1972 are considered “new construction”.
In 1995 and 1996, MN Rules Chapter 4658 were adopted. Most of the physical plant requirements of chapter 4658 are applicable only to new construction, i.e., construction commenced after November 13, 1995 (MN Rule 4658.3000 to 4658.4690).
In order to maintain requirements for all nursing homes that were operating at the time of the adoption of Chapter 4658, Minnesota Rule 4658.0010, subpart 4, was included in this chapter.
Minnesota Rule 4658.0010, subpart 4, states: “Existing facilities must, at a minimum, maintain compliance with the rules applicable at the time of their construction”. For clarification MN. Chapter 4658 defines an existing facility as a licensed nursing home or nursing home space that was in place before November 13, 1995.
For more information from the Minnesota Department of Health, Office of Health Facility Complaints concerning nursing homes, assisted living and other elder care providers view resolved complaints at the MDH website.
If you have concerns about any form of elder abuse or neglect contact Minnesota Nursing Home Neglect Attorney Kenneth LaBore at 612-743-9048 or toll free at 1-888-452-6589 or by email at KLaBore@MNnursinghomeneglect.com.