In a report from the Minnesota Department of Health a client at Arbor Lakes Senior Living in Maple Grove was neglected by staff when the AP refused to assist client with toileting resulting in a fall when the client attempted toilet herself/himself. The AP refused to help client to the toilet at 1:48 a.m. so the client soiled herself/himself and the bed. The client attempted to get out of the bed at 3 – 3:30 a.m. and fell. The AP found the resident about 4:40 a.m. and reluctantly and roughly assisted the client back into the unclean bed. The client was transported to the ED at shift change and found to have a fractured hip.
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Fractured Hip After Neglect at Arbor Lakes Senior Living
Based on a preponderance of evidence, neglect was substantiated. The alleged perpetrator (AP) transferred the client back into bed after a fall in an inappropriate manner, did not check on the client after the fall, and did not report the fall to the nurse or other staff members.
Resident Suffers Broken Hip Due to Neglect at Arbor Lakes Senior Living
Falls are often preventable. Residents in care facilities are usually already considered to be a falls risk due to age, their condition, surgery, medications or other factors. They rely on the facility to provide well trained staff in adequate numbers to meet the needs per their doctor’s orders in their care plan.
Report Suspected Elder Abuse
If you suspect elder or vulnerable adult neglect or abuse contact the Minnesota Adult Abuse Reporting Center answered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-844-880-1574.
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