Benedictine Health Center in City Complaint Findings for Neglect
In a report concluded on June 20, 2012, the Minnesota Department of Health cites Benedictine Health Center Neglect Substantiated for neglect of health care.
The allegation is neglect based on the following: Resident #1 was not assessed and treated in a timely manner when the resident became less responsive, would not eat or drink and had diarrhea. Resident #1 was sent to the hospital and admitted with dehydration and possible C difficile.
Substantiated Neglect Against Benedictine Health Center
According to the CDC, people getting medical care can catch serious infections called healthcare-associated infections (HAIs). One type of HAI – caused by the germ C. difficile – was estimated to cause almost half a million infections in the United States in 2011, and 29,000 died within 30 days of the initial diagnosis. Those most at risk are people, especially older adults, who take antibiotics and also get medical care. CDC provides guidelines and tools to the healthcare community to help prevent Clostridium difficile infections as well as provides resources to help the public safeguard their own health.
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 dehydration or any other form of elder abuse or neglect contact Elder Abuse and Neglect Attorney Kenneth LaBore at 612-743-9048 or toll free at 1-888-452-6589 or by email at KLaBore@MNnursinghomeneglect.com.