A Functional 911 Policy Saves Lives in Nursing Homes and Other Elder Care Facilities
Lack of current and enforced 911 policy. Many of the deaths I have seen in handling nursing home abuse and neglect cases throughout Minnesota have a common theme of a failure to call for emergency care when there is a change in the resident or patient’s condition. All nursing home, assisted living, group home and other facilities which care for vulnerable or elderly people should have a current “911 Policy” and “Emergency Response Policy”.
The policy should direct staff on the advanced directives or “code” for the resident and have a clear and transparent policy as to when each resident would require emergency assist if needed. Often the wishes of the resident or their legal representative are not communicated with staff appropriately so when an emergency happens there is confusion on how to appropriately respond. This information is critical and can be the difference between life and death for the vulnerable person impacted.
Call for Help and Report Abuse
This website is not intended to provide legal advice as each situation is different and specific factual information must be obtained before an attorney is able to assess the legal questions relevant to your situation.
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury from neglect or abuse in a nursing home or other care facility that serves the elderly in Minnesota please contact our firm for a free consultation and information regarding the obligations of the facility and your rights as a resident or concerned family member. To contact Attorney Kenneth L. LaBore, directly please send an email to KLaBore@MNnursinghomeneglect.com or call Ken at 612-743-9048.