MN Officials Close 2 Adult Health Care Foster Homes

Updated: 01/03/2013 7:41 AM KSTP.com By: Jay Kolls

The Minnesota Department of Human Services revoked the license of the two facilities which are owned by the same person.

The adult foster homes are located in Cannon Falls and are called "The View." They specialize in treating elderly people with severe dementia and other debilitating health issues. But, what makes this case interesting is the State shut down the facilities not for maltreatment, or neglect, but for paperwork and procedural violations.

State officials say "The View" had plenty of time, going back to last year, to fix the violations, but did not. The State says the facilities did not adequately keep medication records, did not give clients timely physicals and did not have medical records adequately prepared. State officials say there were other violations as well.

The clients, and their families, were not happy with the State's decision to shut down the facilities. Jenny Parrish tells 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS her 88-year-old father is well cared for and the shut down "goes too far" for paperwork and procedural violations.

But, a MN Department of Human Services spokesperson told us the State had to revoke the license before a serious injury or death occurred at the facility because of the paperwork and procedural violations.

State officials say four of the five families have already found another place for their loved ones to live.