A Functional 911 Policy Saves Lives in Nursing Homes and Other Elder Care Facilities
According to a news report fraom Kare 11, a west metro nursing home has a substantiated complaint with the Minnesota Department of Health after a worker did not perform CPR or call 911 as required by advanced directives. Many of the deaths I have seen in handling nursing home abuse and neglect cases throughout Minnesota is 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”. It is simple if someone who seek emergency care in at home for similar symptoms a facility should do the same, unless there are specific instructions in by the patient, POA or guardian in situations such as hospice.
Call for Help Have a 911 Policy 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.