Recent MDH Findings of Neglect against Truman Senior Living.
Truman Senior Living Truman Complaint Findings for Violation of Bed Hold Policy
In a report concluded on September 26, 2012, the Minnesota Department of Health cites Truman Senior Living Truman for violation of the bed hold policy.
The resident did not receive written notice of the facilities bed-hold policy which specifies the time the facility would the bed for the resident. The facility however did communicate the bed-hold verbally with the hospital and family.
Truman Senior Living Cited After Violation of Bed Hold Regulations.
According to OLR Research Report, Minnesota, not only limits when homes can charge self-pay residents for bed holds, based on occupancy rates, but also limits what they can charge. These residents can be asked to pay no more than 79% of the Medicaid rate (the self-pay and Medicaid rates are the same in the state) and only when the occupancy rate is 94% or higher. The Medicaid program will likewise pay this amount when a Medicaid resident is hospitalized. Based on our discussions with the nursing home trade associations and a few other states, it appears that the rest of the states let the market dictate what homes can charge self-pay residents.
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 patient rights or any other form of elder abuse or neglect contact Elder Abuse and Neglect Attorney Kenneth LaBore toll free at 1-888-452-6589 or by email at KLaBore@MNnursinghomeneglect.com.