Bethesda Heritage Center Willmar Complaint Findings for Neglect
In a report concluded on January 24, 2011, the Minnesota Department of Health cites Bethesda Heritage Center Willmar for neglect of health care – falls.
Substantiated Neglect After Fall at Bethesda Heritage Center Willmar
According to the CDC, many falls do not cause injuries. But one out of five falls does cause a serious injury such as a broken bone or a head injury. These injuries can make it hard for a person to get around, do everyday activities, or live on their own.
•Falls can cause broken bones, like wrist, arm, ankle, and hip fractures.
•Falls can cause head injuries. These can be very serious, especially if the person is taking certain medicines (like blood thinners). An older person who falls and hits their head should see their doctor right away to make sure they don’t have a brain injury.
•Many people who fall, even if they’re not injured, become afraid of falling. This fear may cause a person to cut down on their everyday activities. When a person is less active, they become weaker and this increases their chances of falling.
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, fractures, head injuries 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.