Arbor Terrace Cited After Resident Runs Out of Medication

Written By: Kenneth LaBore | Published On: 22nd April 2016
Arbor Terrace Substantiated Complaint for Medication Errors

Arbor Terrace Substantiated Complaint for Medication Errors

Allegations Against Arbor Terrace

In a report dated December 24, 2015, it is alleged that Client #1 was neglected when the client ran out of a medication and the facility Arbor Terrace failed to follow up, resulting in the client not receiving the medication for 13 days.  The client had adverse effects of lethargy, seizures, and a small stroke.

Arbor Terrace Substantiated Neglect

Based on a preponderance of the evidence, neglect did occur when Client #1 experienced adverse reactions of tremors, muscular weakness, and incoherent speech as a result of direct care staff omitting administration of the client’s medication for 13 days in June 2015.  In addition, direct care staff made multiple medication errors to Clients, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7, and #8 during June 2015.

Three different direct care staff omitted administration of Client #1’s Hydrochlorothiazide (a blood pressure medication) for 13 days in June 2015 because the medication was never reordered from the pharmacy.

For more information from the Minnesota Department of Health, Office of Health Facility Complaints concerning nursing homes, assisted living and other elder care providers view resolved complaints at the MDH website.

If you have concerns about medication errors, improper use of medical equipment, falls or any other form of elder abuse or neglect contact Minnesota Elder Abuse Attorney Kenneth LaBore at 612-743-9048 or 1-888-452-6589 or by email at KLaBore@MNnursinghomeneglect.com.

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