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Minnesota Nursing Home Regulations

Written By: Kenneth LaBore | Published On: 20th January 2017 | Category: Caregivers Resources, Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect | RSS Feed
Minnesota Nursing Home Regulations

Minnesota Nursing Home Regulations

Minnesota Nursing Home Regulations

In addition to federal regulations for nursing homes and long term care facilities there are also Minnesota Nursing Home Regulations designed to protect residents and set minimum standards for care, services, supervision and treatments.

Health & Supportive Services

Nursing Homes – Minn. Stat. §§ 144A.01-.37; Minn. R. 4658 et al

Veteran’s Homes – Minn. Stat. §§ 198 et al; Minn. R. 9050 et al

Boarding Care Homes – Minn. Stat. §§ 144.50-144.56; Minn. R. 4655 et al

Home Care Licensure Law – Minn. Stat. § 144A.43-.48; Minn. R. 4668

Housing with Services Establishment Act – Minn. Stat. § 144D

Assisted Living Services – Minn. Stat. § 144G

Memory Care – Minn. Stat. §§ 144.6503; 144D.065; 144A.45, Subd. 5; and 245A.04, Subd. 12

Patient Rights

Assisted Living Bill of Rights Addendum– Minn. Stat. § 144A.441

Health Care Bill of Rights – Minn. Stat. § 144.651

Home Care Bill of Rights – Minn. Stat. § 144A.44

Hospice Bill of Rights – Minn. Stat. § 144A.751

Maltreatment of Minors Act – Minn. Stat. § 626.556

Minnesota Human Rights Act – Minn. Stat. § 363A

Vulnerable Adults Act – Minn. Stat. § 626.557 -.5573

Employee Regulation

Nurse Practice Act – Minn. Stat. §§ 148.171148.285

Criminal Background Study – Minn. Stat. §§ 144.057 & 245C et al

Advertising

Assisted Living Title Protection – Minn. Stat. § 144G.01-.02

Attorney General responsibility related to Prevention of Consumer Fraud – Minn. Stat. § 8.31

Consumer Fraud Act (Senior Citizens & Disabled Persons) – Minn. Stat. § 325F.71

Disclosure of Special Care Status for Memory Care – Minn. Stat. § 325F.72

False Statement in Advertisement – Minn. Stat. § 325F.67

Housing

Landlord Tenant Law – Minn. Stat. § 504B

Building and Fire Codes(See i.e. Construction Codes and Licensing – Minn. Stat. § 326B)

Common Interest Community and Cooperative Laws – Minn. Stat. § 515B

Payment

Medical Assistance for Needy Persons – Minn. Stat. § 256B

Additional Minnesota Nursing Home Regulations and Information

Choosing a Nursing Home

Selecting an Elder Care Facility

Minnesota Department of Health Complaints Against Nursing Home

Special Focus Facility Nursing Homes

Medicare & Medicaid Quality of Care Surveys

Nursing Home Abuse

Nursing Home Neglect

Reporting Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect

Nursing Home Resident Rights

Federal Nursing Home Resident Right Regulations

Rights for Nursing Home Residents

Definition of Vulnerable Adult

Federal Requirements and Nursing Home Regulations

Nursing Home Facilities with Substantiated Neglect

Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Injuries

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 medication errors, improper use of medical equipment, falls or any other form of elder abuse or neglect contact Minnesota Elder Abuse Attorney Kenneth LaBore at 612-743-9048 or toll free at 1-888-452-6589 or by email at KLaBore@MNnursinghomeneglect.com.

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Selecting an Elder Care Facility

Written By: Kenneth LaBore | Published On: 19th January 2017 | Category: Caregivers Resources, Home Health Care, Housing With Services Care Issues | RSS Feed
Selecting an Elder Care Facility in Minnesota

Selecting an Elder Care Facility in Minnesota

Resources for Selecting an Elder Care Facility

Selecting an elder care facility is a difficult and import decision.  The resident or family member needs to consider many factors including the location, costs, payment sources such as Medicaid and Minnesota Elder Waiver, and probably most importantly the care needs of the resident and the services offered by the provider.

Another important issue is to consider the quality of care the potential nursing home, assisted living, memory care provider, home care provider, group home or other care or service provider focused on elder and vulnerable adult clients.

Additional Resources for Selecting and Elder Care Facility

Before selecting an elder care provider you want to review the past Medicaid surveys, as well as the Minnesota Department of Health, Office of Health Facility Complaints findings for the facility you are considering.  You may also want to make sure the facility is not on the Medicare Special Focus Facility list of providers with deficiencies well above the above in average pertaining to quality of care provided to residents.

It is also important to be well versed in the Minnesota and Federal Resident Rights regulations designed to protect nursing home and other elder care vulnerable adults and residents.

If you suspect any type of injuries or harm from elder abuse or neglect, report it immediately.

Click here for more selecting an elder care facility or choosing a nursing home.

Also see Minnesota Choosing a Facility from the MDH, which has links to more information including: finding licensed facilities and providers, Minnesota Nursing Home Report Card, a statewide source of information Minnesota Help, Medicare Compare for Home Health Care Providers and Medicare Compare for Nursing Homes.

In some cases information on facilities can be found at U.S.News, Find Nursing Home Rating.

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC, information on Nursing Homes, Assisted Living and Long Term Care Facilities.

The Minnesota Attorney General also provides information on Selection of Nursing Home.

Finally, The Center for Medicare Medicaid Services, CMS, Offers a Nursing Home Selection Checklist covering many important care and service related issues before choosing a facility.

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 need more information about selecting an elder care facility or have concerns about medication errors, improper use of medical equipment, falls or any other form of elder abuse or neglect contact Minnesota Elder Abuse Attorney Kenneth LaBore at 612-743-9048 or toll free at 1-888-452-6589 or by email at KLaBore@MNnursinghomeneglect.com.

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Woman Wanted No Intervention From Nursing Home to Prevent Death

Written By: Kenneth LaBore | Published On: 27th March 2013 | Category: Facilities - Nursing Homes, Failure to Provide CPR, Patient Rights, Wrongful Death | RSS Feed
Lack of Intervention - Failure to Provide CPR Contributes to Resident Death

Lack of Intervention – Failure to Provide CPR Contributes to Resident Death

What Intervention is Appropriate to Attempt to Prevent Death?

In an incident that has raised eyebrows, the family says that their family member who passed away while living in a nursing home didn’t want intervention.

In an incident where a nurse within a nursing home facility refused to comply with the pleas of a 911 operator to give a dying woman CPR, the family has come forward and said that the woman didn’t want CPR or any other intervention. The nurse had been questioned about the incident and a lot of outrage occurred because of this.

However, the family of the woman who died has expressed satisfaction with the nurse’s decision to not perform CPR because they said that’s what the woman’s wishes were. They said their loved one wanted to die naturally.

At the same time, the facility owner says that its employee did not follow proper procedures.

The death of a resident caused an uproar because of a 7-minute recording of the 911 call that was made. Initially, the facility owner said that the employee did the right thing by waiting until the emergency workers arrived at the care facility. It did a complete 180 degree turn when it issued a new statement in early March that said the employee had misunderstood the procedure and was on leave while an investigation took place.

Report Suspected Neglect – Failure to Provide Intervention CPR

Click Here For Link To Report Abuse To Adult Protection

Click Here For Link To Report Abuse To Adult Protection

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 failure to provide CPR or any other form of elder abuse or neglect contact Minnesota Elder Abuse Attorney Kenneth LaBore toll free at 612-743-9048 or toll free at 1-888-452-6589 or by email at KLaBore@MNnursinghomeneglect.com.

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Free Consultation on Issues of Elder Abuse and Neglect Serving all of Minnesota Toll Free 1-888-452-6589

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After Four Visits Nursing Home Passes Final Inspection After Issue with Resident Pressure Ulcers

Written By: Kenneth LaBore | Published On: 26th February 2013 | Category: Bed Sores and Pressure Ulcers, Facilities - Nursing Homes | RSS Feed
Nursing Home Neglect - Wound Care Issues - Pressure Ulcers

Nursing Home Neglect – Wound Care Issues – Pressure Ulcers – Numerous Inspection Issues

Nursing Home With Pressure Sore Issue Passes After Four Inspections

The Inter-Faith Care Center is ecstatic that they got some excellent news. After four revisits by inspectors since the initial inspection failure in August 2012, the care center has now passed.

Knowing that it is important that the community knows that the battle has been won, they are happy to announce this victory. After failing a number of points, during their nursing home inspection, which were relatively minor, its Medicaid and Medicare payments were threatened. They had to pass this inspection in order to keep those payments intact.

While many of the issues were corrected rather quickly, the facility director said that Inter-Faith was cited for documentation issues, such as the documentation needed for the pressure ulcers of one patient to ensure proper treatment. Since then, the nursing home updated their policies to ensure information relevant to patient care is not missed. In addition to updating these policies, the facility had a wound-certified RN come into the facility and train their staff for a week so that they know how to properly treat specific types of wounds.

On January 30, the facility released a statement that the Minnesota Department of Health completed their fourth inspection. The announcement said that the cited deficiencies had been corrected, which meant the termination of Medicaid and Medicare payments would not occur on February 2nd. The announcement further stated that the nursing team worked to improve the many issues and that they are proud to have the Wound Care program in place. It was a difficult challenge for the staff, the families, the residents, and the facility’s board, but overcoming the deficiencies has made the facility a better one.

To contact Attorney Kenneth L. LaBore, directly please send an email to: KLaBore@MNnursinghomeneglect.com, or call Ken at 612-743-9048 or toll free at 1-888-452-6589.

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Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Lawyer Kenneth LaBore Offers Free Consultations and Serves Clients Throughout the State of Minnesota Call Toll Free at 1-888-452-6589

Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Lawyer Kenneth LaBore Offers Free Consultations and Serves Clients Throughout the State of Minnesota Call Toll Free at 1-888-452-6589

 

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