Interim HC Twin Cities Roseville Neglect Substantiated

Written By: Kenneth LaBore | Published On: 23rd March 2015

 

Weight Loss, Pressure Sores Neglect of Health Care

Weight Loss, Pressure Sores Neglect of Health Care, Interim HC Twin Cities Roseville

Interim HC Twin Cities Roseville Complaint Findings for Neglect – Pressure Ulcer

In a report concluded on September 8, 2014, the Minnesota Department of Health cites Interim HC Twin Cities Roseville for neglect of health care – pressure sores – weight loss.

It is alleged that a patient was neglect when a staff member, alleged perpetrator (AP) failed to seek medical attention when the patient had a change in condition.  the patient was admitted to the hospital with severe ulcers all over his/her bottom and weighed only approximately 80 pounds.

Substantiated Neglect Against Interim HC Twin Cities

Based on a preponderance of evidence neglect is substantiated.  Although a registered visited the nurse on a weekly basis, the nurse failed to adequately assess, identify and intervene for the patient’s declining condition.  The agency who employed the nurse failed to provide supervision and oversight.

The patient’s hospital record revealed the patient was admitted to the hospital’s emergency department on 7/1/2014 with a diagnoses including multi-system atrophy and profound malnutrition.  The patient’s discharge summary revealed the patient weighed about 80 pounds at admission.  The patient was profoundly underweight with very large pressure ulcer and severe blood infection.  The patient was placed on a ventilator.  The patient was weaned from the ventilator 7/2/2014 and placed on hospice.  S/he died on 7/14/2014.

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 weightloss, pressure ulcers or any other form of elder abuse or neglect contact Minnesota 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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