State: Resident found in filth at Chisholm assisted-living facilityMinnesota health officials say a vulnerable adult is recovering from neglect after he was found in filthy conditions at an assisted-living facility in Chisholm.
By: Associated Press report, Associated Press
CHISHOLM — Minnesota health officials say a vulnerable adult is recovering from neglect after he was found in filthy conditions at an assisted-living facility in Chisholm.
The Minnesota Department of Health has cited Hillcrest Terrace for failing to recognize the man's health had deteriorated. Ambulance crew members reported that the resident was found unconscious in a room that had mold, smelled strongly of urine and had no bed sheets. A health department report said the man was suffering from critically low blood sugar due to diabetes and a urinary tract infection.
Hillcrest is owned by Range Development Co. The owner's attorney, Steve Laitinen, said the company does not comment on a particular resident's care and treatment.
The Star Tribune reported that the case has been referred to the St. Louis County attorney's office for review of possible charges.