Nursing Homes with the Most Violations of CMS Medicare Regulations
Over the years I have blogged on stories about many different nursing homes and substantiated complaint violations which varied from very serious life threatening negligent care to issues of patient’s rights and the quality of life concerns such as house keeping.
The Minnesota Department of Health investigates allegations of abuse and negligent and violation of resident rights through the Office of Health Facility Complaints and reports their findings on facilities on their website.
If a nursing home facility receives funding from Medicare or Medicaid then the Center for Medicare Services, CMS, does regular surveys on the quality of care being provided to the residents. The StarTribune had a story last weekend on facilities which the federal government finds to have been cited the most frequently for deficiencies during the period of June 1, 2009 to August 31, 2012.
More Information About Facilities With Regulation Violations
There were 10 Minnesota Nursing Home facilities profiled in the article. I will list the facilities mentioned in the article and provide a link to the most recent surveys on available for each below:
- Crystal Care Center, Crystal, 62 violations,
- Southside Care Center, Minneapolis, 51 violations,
- Golden LivingCenter, Lynwood, Fridley, 48 violations,
- Presbyterian Homes of Arden Hills, 44 violations,
- Woodlyn Heights Healthcare Center, Inver Grove Heights, 43 violations,
- Texas Terrace Care Center, St. Louis Park, 42 violations,
- Golden LivingCenter – Chateau, Minneapolis, 42 violations,
- Camden Care Center, Minneapolis, 41 violations,
- Robbinsdale Rehab & Care Center, Robbinsdale, 40 violations,
Crest View Lutheran Home, Columbia Heights, 39 violations.
For a link to the StarTribune article titled see: Whistleblower: Area nursing homes cited for violations
As an attorney who handles nursing home and abuse cases throughout the state of Minnesota, I see a pattern of abuse and neglect which usually is a direct result of an inadequate number of trained staff available to handle the numbers of people they must care for. This lack of staffing leads to small declines in the quality of life such as infrequent bathing and grooming as well as serious injuries from falls, pressure sores, dehydration, malnurishment, infectious disease and medication errors. Most of the cases I see involve some form of preventable neglect where the facility could have prevented the injury or death by following the standards set forth by the state and federal regulators. Such as O.B.R.A., 42. U.S.C. 483, which outlines the minimum care standards for facilities which accept federal funding.
Although, efforts are made to make accurate links and relayed information, these blogs are examples of neglect and other issues, please double check all information at: MDH Website
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.