Riverview Hospital and Nursing Home Cited with Neglect

Written By: Kenneth LaBore | Published On: 14th February 2016
Riverview Hospital and Nursing Home Cited with Neglect After Resident Elopes Due to Malfunctioning Door

Riverview Hospital and Nursing Home Cited with Neglect After Resident Elopes Due to Malfunctioning Door

Riverview Hospital and Nursing Home Cited with Neglect by MDH

In a report concluded on June 30, 2015, the Minnesota Department of Health cites Riverview Hospital and Nursing Home alleging that a resident was neglected when staff failed to adequately supervise the resident.  Staff was aware of a malfunctioning secure door a day prior to the resident leaving through the malfunctioning door.  The resident was found after dark on a busy highway a half mile away from the facility wearing no coat, hat or gloves.

Riverview Hospital and Nursing Home MDH Neglect Findings

Based on a preponderance of evidence the allegation of neglect is substantiated.  Staff failed to communicate and follow-up on the repair of a magnetic lock that failed to secure a door leading out of the facility.  The resident exited the secured facility at night in below freezing temperatures without appropriate clothing for the outside temperature.

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 neglect, wandering or elopement 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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