The Wellstead Rogers Neglect Substantiated

Written By: Kenneth LaBore | Published On: 13th April 2015

 

Medication Errors, Patient Rights

Medication Errors, Patient Rights, Neglect of Medication Administration – Wellstead Rogers

The Wellstead Rogers Complaint Neglect Medication Administration

In a reported dated December 23, 2015, there was an allegation that the client was neglected when staff failed to administer medication as ordered by the physician for several weeks and failed to adequately assess the client for a change in the condition.  The client was hospitalized with dehydration, sepsis and was unresponsive.  The facility was notified of the concerns about a urinary tract infection several days earlier and did not take action.

Based on a preponderance of evidence neglect is substantiated.  Neglect occurred when the staff failed to administer a prescribed medication over a ten day period.  The medication was prescribed for the prevention of urinary tract infections.  Staff failed to communicate with the physician or nurse practitioner that the medication was unavailable.  Staff failed to respond to symptoms the client exhibited five days after missing the medication.

The client had diagnoses that included dementia, neurogenic bladder with urinary retention and history of urinary tract infections.  The client’s service plan revealed services for medication management daily included medication administration, monitoring and coordination of ordering refills, handling prescription changes and communication with the pharmacy and prescriber.  The client had physician orders for Nitrofurantoin 50 milligrams (mg) capsule at bedtime for the prevention of urinary tract infections.

The Wellstead Rogers Complaint Findings for Neglect – Health Care

In a report concluded on September 20, 2013, the Minnesota Department of Health cites The Wellstead Rogers for neglect of health care.

It is alleged that neglect of health care occurred when a client was left outside in the heat and sun for an unknown period of time causing heat stroke.  The client was brought to the hospital for evaluation and treatment.

The Wellstead Rogers Complaint Findings for Neglect – Health Care

In a report concluded on September 20, 2013, the Minnesota Department of Health cites The Wellstead Rogers for neglect of health care.

It is alleged that neglect of health care occurred when a client was left outside in the heat and sun for unknown period of time causing heat stroke.  The client was brought to the hospital and intubated.

The Wellstead Rogers Complaint Findings for Medication and Staffing

In a report concluded on July 26, 2013, the Minnesota Department of Health cites The Wellstead Rogers for medication administration nursing care staffing shortage.

A violation is substantiated related to medications errors.

The Wellstead Rogers Complaint Findings for Patients Rights

In a report concluded on March 16, 2011, the Minnesota Department of Health cites The Wellstead Rogers for patients rights violation.

The allegation that the client’s right to receive care from properly trained staff in accordance with accepted nursing standards was violated.

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, patient rights 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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