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State fines Spirit Lake assisted living center

April 16, 2014 in Uncategorized

SPIRIT LAKE, Iowa (AP) — An assisted living center in Spirit Lake did not adequately train workers and committed numerous medication errors, according to state regulators who said the facility presents an “imminent danger” to residents.
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Are your parents ready for assisted living?

March 26, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

I get asked this question all the time: How do you know when it is time for your parents to move? Continue Reading

Park Rapids assisted living facility makes state-ordered changes

October 24, 2012 in DL-Online

PARK RAPIDS, Minn. A Park Rapids assisted living facility was ordered to beef up its alarm system after a dementia patient was found wandering along busy Minnesota Highway 34. Continue Reading

Platte facility reborn with partnership

October 4, 2012 in The Daily Republic

Hospital leases independent living building to private operator.
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New law mandates screening process for seniors seeking care

October 22, 2011 in Park Rapids Enterprise

Money, eldercare and privacy rights clashed Wednesday in the Hubbard County boardroom when new legislation on screening seniors for assisted living facilities turned into an imbroglio. Continue Reading

State closes assisted living center in Trent due to health, safety conditions

October 17, 2011 in The Daily Republic

TRENT (AP) South Dakota officials say they are investigating the Trent Assisted Living Center after a complaint led them to close the facility and move the 11 people living there.
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Minnesota elder-care hurdle begins Oct. 1, but not without criticism

September 26, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Thousands of frail Minnesotans who plan to move into assisted living facilities will have to talk with a telephone counselor first under a state law that takes effect Oct. 1. That’s riled some people who don’t see the need for what one official called “government overreach.” Continue Reading

Elderly care givers ask for shutdown fund

June 20, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

A group representing nursing homes and other health-care providers for Minnesota’s elderly asked the courts today to keep state funding flowing in case of a government shutdown. Continue Reading

For N.D. nursing homes, federal law change causes headaches

October 4, 2010 in Grand Forks Herald

UPDATED 10:47 A.M.A change in federal child labor laws that prohibits some teenagers from operating patient lifts is causing headaches for some North Dakota nursing homes. Continue Reading