Medication Error at Sunlight Senior Leads to MDH Complaint

Written By: Kenneth LaBore | Published On: 6th January 2017
Failure to Administer Antipsychotic Medication Leads to Client's Hospitalization and MDH Complaint at Sunlight Senior Living in St. Paul

Failure to Administer Antipsychotic Medication Leads to Client’s Hospitalization and MDH Complaint at Sunlight Senior Living in St. Paul

Allegation of Neglect After Failing to Administer Medications at Sunlight Senior

It was alleged in a Minnesota Department of Health report dated August 31, 2016, that Sunlight Senior Living in St. Paul Minnesota failed to administer his/her antipsychotic medications and client’s health severely declined.  The client was hospitalized.

Substantiated Complaint Against Sunlight After Antipsychotic Medication is Not Administered to Client

According to the report, based on a preponderance of evidence, neglect occurred when the home care provider staff failed to administer a client his/her antipsychotic medication.  The client experienced severe decompensation of mental health, was hospitalized and was civilly committed as a person who is mentally ill.

During an interview with the client’s family the MDH was told that the client was happy, excited, met other clients, and used the piano during the first week with this provider.  After that week, the family member stated the client had a significant change in mental status.  The family member stated the client experienced a panic attack, called every hour speaking in a nonsensical manner, and started swearing and hitting people.  The family member stated s/he was not aware the client was out of his/her medication until after the client was hospitalized.  See the rest of the report at Sunlight Senior Living MDH Complaint.

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 any questions about nursing home medication errors or other forms of elder abuse or neglect call Attorney Kenneth LaBore for a free consultation at 612-743-9048 or by email at KLaBore@MNnursinghomeneglect.com.

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