Lighthouse of Columbia Heights Medication Neglect

Written By: Kenneth LaBore | Published On: 27th March 2015
Failure to Provide Medications Leads to MDH Complaint Citation at Lighthouse of Columbia Heights

Failure to Provide Medications Leads to MDH Complaint Citation at Lighthouse of Columbia Heights

Lighthouse of Columbia Heights Complaint by MDH for Failing to Provide Pain Medications as Needed

In a report concluded on June 22, 2015, the Minnesota Department of Health cites Lighthouse of Columbia Heights alleging that a client was neglected when s/he we left without pain medication for nine days.

Based on a preponderance of the evidence neglect occurred when the client did not receive a prescribed scheduled pain medication for nine days and missed 27 doses.  The facility did not have a system in place to ensure clients received prescribed scheduled pain medications.

The client has resided in the facility for over a year and since admission was on schedule prescribed pain medication, Tramadol.  The client has diagnoses that included chronic pain in the back, knees and legs.  One month before the 27 missed doses of Tramadol, the client was seen by the physician and the Tramadol was increased due to pain.

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 or any other form of elder abuse or neglect contact Minnesota Elder Abuse Attorney Kenneth LaBore toll free at 1-888-452-6589 or by email at KLaBore@MNnursinghomeneglect.com.

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Failure to Respond to Change in Condition

Failure to Respond to Change in Condition

Lighthouse of Columbia Heights Complaint Findings for Neglect

In a report concluded on December 8, 2014, the Minnesota Department of Health cites Lighthouse of Columbia Heights for neglect of health care – change in condition.

It is alleged that a client was neglected when staff failed to provide adequate medical care when the client had a change in condition.

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

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