Barrett Care Center Complaint Findings for Falls
In a report concluded on September 23, 2011, the Minnesota Department of Health cites Barrett Care Center for neglect of health care – falls.
The allegation is neglect based on the following information: Resident #1 was left in an upright position rather a reclining position while in her recliner, as identified in the plan of care by Employee(I)/(AP) Alleged Perpetrator. Resident #1 slid out of the recliner onto the floor and fractured her hip.
Substantiated Complaint Against Barret Care Center – Hip Fracture
According to the National Institute of Health, after any fall, be sure to discuss any fall with your doctor. Write down when, where, and how you fell so you can discuss the details with your doctor. The doctor can assess whether a medical issue or other cause of the fall needs to be addressed. Knowing the cause can help you plan to prevent future falls.
After a fall, your doctor might refer you to other health care providers who can help prevent future falls. A physical therapist can help with gait, balance, strength training, and walking aids. An occupational therapist can suggest changes in your home that may lower your risk of falls.
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 falls, fall injuries or fractures or any other form of elder abuse or neglect contact Minnesota Nursing Home Fall Attorney Kenneth LaBore at 612-743-9048 or toll free at 1-888-452-6589 or by email at KLaBore@MNnursinghomeneglect.com.