Minnesota Nursing Home Compare Help Selecting a Nursing Home
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. MDH protects the identity of the person making the complaint and the mistreated patient or resident. Serious questions of health or safety are investigated within two business days.
Remember: An MDH investigation of a complaint can have a positive impact even if a violation is not found. The complaint and findings become a part of a home’s public record for several years regardless of the findings.
You will receive a report of the investigation. If you are not satisfied with the results, or have additional information which may help support the investigation, you can ask the Office of Health Facility Complaints for additional review.
Even if you don’t know the exact rules or don’t follow these steps, if you are concerned about a possible violation, you have the right to call the Office of Health Facility Complaints.
Minnesota Nursing Home Compare Site
A recently launched federal website, provides consumers with information about private and public health coverage options, including Minnesota Health Care Programs, tailored specifically for their needs in a single, easy-to-use tool.
This website is not intended to provide legal advice as each situation is different and specific factual information must be obtained before an attorney is able to assess the legal questions relevant to your situation.
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury from neglect or abuse in a nursing home or other care facility that serves the elderly in Minnesota please contact our firm for a free consultation and information regarding the obligations of the facility and your rights as a resident or concerned family member.