Anoka Rehab & Living Center Complaint Findings for Unexplained Injury
In a report concluded on March 3, 2014, the Minnesota Department of Health cites Anoka Rehab for an unexplained injury to patient.
It is alleged that neglect occurred with a resident was found with his/her head wedged in the gap between the mattress and the grab bar with his/her head pressing up against the grab bar. As a result s/he sustained swelling to his/her right eye and there was an open wound to his/her head.
Anoka Rehab & Living Center Complaint Findings for Neglect of Health Care – Medications
In another report concluded on June 20, 2013, the Minnesota Department of Health cites Anoka Rehab for neglect of health care – medications.
It is alleged that neglect occurred when a resident was not provided an ordered medication approximately three weeks resulting an adverse effects.
Neglect occurred when the facility staff members changed the resident’s mattress without adjusting the placement of the grab bars, leaving a large gap between the mattress and the grab bar. The resident’s head became entrapped in the gap resulting in swelling and an open wound to the right side of the resident’s face and right eye.
Staff members verified that the resident was found about 4:20 a.m. with his/her head entrapped between the mattress and the grab bars. The resident’s face was swollen and there was blood and superficial open area to the outer right corner of his/her right eye.
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, medication theft, bed rails or any other form of elder abuse or neglect contact Minnesota Elder Abuse Attorney Kenneth LaBore at 1-888-452-6589 or by email at KLaBore@MNnursinghomeneglect.com.
There was also a recent complaint against Anoka Metro Rehab after a resident suffers injuries by consuming a toxic substance.