Grand Village Grand Rapids Neglect Substantiated

Written By: Kenneth LaBore | Published On: 20th March 2015

 

Neglect Failure to Respond to Change in Condition

Neglect Failure to Respond to Change in Condition Grand Village Grand Rapids

Grand Village Grand Rapids Complaint Findings for Neglect

In a report concluded on August 25, 2014, the Minnesota Department of Health cites Grand Village Grand Rapids for neglect of health care.

It is alleged that neglect occurred when staff failed to seek emergency medical attention for a resident when the resident had a change in condition.  The resident declined and expired.

Substantiated Complaint of Neglect Against Grand Village Grand Rapids

Based on a preponderance of the evidence, neglect is substantiated.  The resident was delivered gastric tube feedings while improperly positioned causing emesis and aspiration.  In addition, the resident was not provided emergency medical treatment after aspirating the feeding formula.

The resident received continuous gastric tube feedins, was non-ambulatory and had difficulty expressing needs and comprehending others.  The resident’s physician order was to keep head of the bed elevated to 75 degrees while tube feeding formula was being delivered.  In addition, the resident could have pleasure foods orally in pureed form if assisted by staff;  the resident was to be in an upright position for feeding.

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 a failure to respond to a change in condition or any other form of elder abuse or neglect contact Elder Abuse and Neglect Attorney Kenneth LaBore at 612-743-9048 or toll free at 1-888-452-6589 or by email at KLaBore@MNnursinghomeneglect.com.

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