MDH Cites The Birches at Trillium Woods after Client Suffers Broken Back from Fall
In a report from the Minnesota Department of Health it is alleged that a client at The Birches at Trillium Woods in Plymouth was neglected when the alleged perpetrator (AP) did not follow the care plan and used a walker instead of a wheelchair for long-distance transport.
Failure to Follow Care Plan Results in Fall with Fracture Injury at The Birches at Trillium Woods
Neglect was substantiated. The facility was responsible for the maltreatment. The facility failed to ensure staff members were trained to safely use a four-wheeled walker. The alleged perpetrator transported a resident seated on her four-wheeled walker when she was too tired to walk. The four-wheeled walker tipped and the resident fell onto a cement floor and sustained a vertebral fracture.
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A common form of neglect in elder care facilities involves improper transfer of resident often leading to falls with serious injuries and fractures. Most forms of elder abuse are preventable with proper care and supervision.
The state of Minnesota has several resources for residents and providers, including resident bill of rights for nursing homes, bill of rights for hospice, information for assisted living facilities and supervised living facilities.
If you are interested in viewing facility and provider complaint and survey findings they are available on the MDH website. You can also use the MDH website to verify a facility license or professional credentials. There is also a link to check the Nursing Assistant Registry.
The MDH website also includes information that is meant for providers but is very helpful for caregivers and residents as well. There are nursing home training videos, nursing assistant training information, and information on the Case Mix Review, and federal nursing home regulation resources.
If you are looking for a nursing home facility or elder care provider the MDH offers information on how to find a facility. The website allows you to look for a provider based on the type of care or facility needed and by city, county and provider name.
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