Resident at Adrian County Living Develops Pressure Sores
The Minnesota Department of Health has concluded that based on a preponderance of evidence, the allegation that a client was neglected at Adrian County Living in Adrian Minnesota St. when the facility did not treat wounds and did not report to the client’s providers in a timely manner.
Adrian Country Living Cited Concerning Stage Four Pressure Ulcer
The MDH investigation neglect occurred when the facility staff failed to accurately complete and document assessments in the client’s record and the client developed a stage four pressure ulcer. In addition, the client developed a urinary tract infection and became septic, after the client’s catheter was removed and left out without a physician’s order.
The client received services from a provider licensed as a comprehensive home care provider. The client’s service plan indicated the client used the walker daily, transferred self and used the wheelchair for longer distances. The client required one staff assistance as needed for hygiene, grooming, and dressing, one staff assistance for bathing twice a week, and treatments per physician’s orders. Skin checks were completed on bath days, and the nurse reviewed and documented on the skin checks monthly. The client required a catheter and staff were to assist with all catheter care needs, keep the catheter clean, and monitor the client’s urine output. The client was diagnosed with a stage four pressure ulcer on the left hip, urinary retention and sepsis.
Maltreatment Neglect Cited Against Adrian Country Living Cottages Due to Resident Wound Care Omissions
There are many common of forms of elder abuse and neglect often the result of a lack of qualified well trained staff to supervise and provide the necessary resident cares. This is especially important for complete cares such as wound care. The care must be provided in a professional, sterile and time manner using the correct bandages, gauzes, pads, and protectors.
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