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Park Rapids assisted living facility makes state-ordered changes

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PARK RAPIDS, Minn. -- A Park Rapids assisted living facility was ordered to beef up its alarm system after a dementia patient was found wandering along busy Minnesota Highway 34.


Care Age Country Home's alarm and other safeguards were determined by the Minnesota Department of Health to be inadequate in warning staff to the man's wandering tendencies.

On June 9, two Care Age employees received a report of the man wandering a quarter mile away from the facility.

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