CHISHOLM, Minn. â€“ Â State 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 manâ€™s health had deteriorated. Ambulance crew members say the resident was found unconscious in a room that had mold, smelled strongly of urine and had no bed sheets. A health department report says 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 ownerâ€™s attorney, Steve Laitinen, says the company does not comment on a particular residentâ€™s care and treatment.
The Star Tribune says the case has been referred to the St. Louis County attorneyâ€™s office for review of possible charges.
According to the newspaper, Hillcrest is owned by Range Development Co., which owns assisted-living and Alzheimerâ€™s care facilities.Â
Hillcrest is home to two developmentally disabled people and more than 10 people who have mental health ailments.
An earlier investigation showed Hillcrest was cited for neglect when a resident broke an arm and wasnâ€™t treated for one month.
The Associated Press contributed to this article.
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