ROSEVILLE, Minn. (AP) — A Twin Cities home health care agency says it has taken corrective steps following the death of a man who was in the care of one of its nurses.

The Minnesota Department of Health found the unidentified patient had not been given a checkup for months by the nurse assigned to his home care, was “profoundly” malnourished and had a severe blood infection when admitted to the hospital last July. The patient died two weeks later.

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One of Interim HealthCare’s owners, Tom Geary, said Wednesday that the agency has retrained staff on assessing a client’s well-being. Geary says the company worked with the health department to make other policy improvements as well.

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The health department’s report says the nurse that cared for the patient who died was fired and was reported to the Board of Nursing.

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