Residents Forced to Move after Temporary Suspension of Hill City Facility's License

Updated: December 07, 2018 10:05 PM

About 33 residents of a Hill City assisted living facility have been forced to move after a state agency issued an immediate, but temporary, suspension of the facility's license.

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The 90-day suspension of the comprehensive home care license of Chappy's Golden Shores took effect Friday.  The Minnesota Department of Health said the suspension is based on "serious alleged violations of Minnesota home care laws found by a department investigation" but did not provide other details.

"The alleged violations are deemed to pose an imminent risk to the health and safety of the clients served by this home care provider," the department said in a statement.

The department said it is working with county and state partners to ensure the clients' safety and find appropriate ongoing care.  Clients and family members with questions can contact their case manager, county adult protection or the Minnesota Ombudsman for Long Term Care at 1-800-657-3591. Any allegations of maltreatment should be directed to the Minnesota Adult Abuse Reporting Center at 1-844-880-1574.

The department said its investigation is still underway and additional information will be provided to clients and their familes in the days ahead.

WDIO has a news crew in Hill City, and we'll have more on this story on WDIO News at 6:00.

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