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The Minnesota Department of Health has cited Hillcrest Terrace for failing to recognized that the health of one of their resident's had deteriorated.
Emergency services were contacted, they report finding the man unconscious in a room that had mold, smelled strongly like urine and had no bed sheets, the health departments report say the man was suffering critically from low blood sugar and a urinary tract infection.
Hillcrest Terrace attorneys' say that the company cannot comment on a particular residents care and treatment. Hillcrest is the home to two developmentally disabled people and more than 10 people who have mental health ailments.
Earlier investigations show Hillcrest has been cited for neglect when a resident broke an arm and was not treated for one month. This case has been referred to the St.Louis County Attorneys Office for review of possible charges.
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