A Hill City-based assisted living facility was shut down just after midnight when the Minnesota Department of Health shut down the facility for a 90-day suspension of the facility’s license.
According to Fox 9, the Minnesota Office of Inspector General Licensing Division suspended Chappy’s Golden Shores’ license to provide home and community-based services effective 12:01 a.m. Dec. 7.
A source said Thursday that residents were packing removed from the facility. 35 residents and 30 staff members are reportedly affected by the order.
In a letter to Chappy’s Golden Shores from the Office of the Inspector General, the action was taken because the Licensing Division, “received information alleging that multiple and repeated serious incidents affecting vulnerable persons occurred in your licensed program.”
The Minnesota Department of Health released the following statement:
The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has issued an immediate 90-day suspension of the comprehensive home care license for Chappy’s Golden Shores, based on serious alleged violations of Minnesota home care laws found by a department investigation. The alleged violations are deemed to pose an imminent risk to the health and safety of the clients served by this home care provider.
MDH is working with county and state partners to ensure the safety and appropriate ongoing care of the clients impacted by this action. Additional information will be provided to clients and families in the days ahead. The department is also continuing its investigation into Chappy’s Golden Shores.
Clients and family members with questions can contact their case manager, county adult protection or the Minnesota Ombudsman for Long Term Care (800-657-3591). Any allegations of maltreatment should be directed to the Minnesota Adult Abuse Reporting Center (844-880-1574).
**With help from Fox 9