Elopement and Medication Overdose at Amazing Love in Crystal
In a report from the MDH it was alleged that a client was neglected when the alleged perpetrator (AP) failed to keep keys of the medication room secured. The client was able to get keys on multiple occasions and take medication causing overdose.
Based on a preponderance of evidence, the state determined neglect occurred when facility staff failed to provide supervision which was reasonable and necessary to maintain the client’s physical health, mental health, and safety. The facility failed to secure keys to the medication storage, thus allowing the client access to medications causing the client to overdose, requiring hospitalization and inpatient psychiatric services to keep the client safe.
Client Missing for 26 Days Under Supervision of Amazing Love LLC
According to a report dated, June 9, 2016 from the Minnesota Department of Health, it is alleged that a client was neglected when the staff at Amazing Love in Crystal did not follow the client’s care plan and failed to provide adequate supervision. The client went missing and has been missing for 26 days.
MDH Substantiated Neglect Against Amazing Love LLC in Crystal Minnesota
Based on a preponderance of the evidence neglect of supervision occurred when the home care provider failed to assess and implement measures for a client with a known history of elopement and wandering risk. The client required direct supervision and staff escorts outside with appointments. The client went missing for 35 days and when the client was found and was hospitalized for increased blood sugars and poor of medication compliance. The client was alert but had cognitive impairments, psychosis, wandering and a history of eloping. The client had type two diabetes that required insulin. The client was court ordered to be in the care of the home care provider for a period of three months.
On admission the client was assessed as a risk for wandering and elopement but there were no interventions and plummeted implemented related to this for the staff to follow.
For more information on this facility or nursing homes see the MDH website.
Supervision of residents and vulnerable adults is essential. The failure to monitor seniors with cognitive issues can result in very serious injuries such as medication errors, falls, fractures, Minnesota Nursing Home Wrongful Death Attorney due to accidents or from severe weather and exposure.
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