It is alleged in a report by the MDH that a resident at Benedictine Living Community of Winstead was neglected when facility staff failed to initiate cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in a timely manner. The resident was full code and staff did not initiate CPR for 14 minutes after finding the resident was unresponsive.
Neglect was substantiated. The facility was responsible for the maltreatment. Several staff had the opportunity to verify the resident’s CPR status but did not. Several staff indicated the facility did not train them to check CPR status or when to start CPR.
Benedictine Living Community of Winstead Complaint Findings for Abuse
In a report concluded on October 2, 2014, the Minnesota Department of Health cites Benedictine Living Community for abuse-exploitation-drug diversion.
It is alleged that a client was exploited when a staff, alleged perpetrator (AP), took the client’s narcotic medication for his/her own use.
Substantiated Allegation of Financial Exploitation
Based on a preponderance of evidence, the allegation of financial exploitation is substantiated. The alleged perpetrator (AP) admitted to taking two of the client’s narcotic tablets for his/her own use.
The client’s service plan included medication administration. The client had physical orders for two tablets of Lortab (Hydrocodone 5 mg / Acetaminophen 500 mg) to be administered every night and one to two tablets as needed up to three times per day.
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 physical abuse, financial abuse or any other form of elder abuse or neglect contact Nursing Home Abuse Attorney Kenneth LaBore at 612-743-9048 or toll free at 1-888-452-6589 or by email at KLaBore@MNnursinghomeneglect.com.