Blaine White Pine Complaint Findings for Neglect – Failure to Administer Medication
In a report concluded on April 18, 2014, the Minnesota Department of Health cites Blaine White Pine for neglect of health care.
It is alleged that neglect occurred when a client failed to receive a prescribed medication for one month. It is also alleged, that a client was given medication by staff that was not adequately trained.
Substantiated Neglect After Medication Error at Blaine White Pine
Based on a preponderance of the evidence, neglect occurred when the client did not receive daily doses of the medication mirtazapine, as ordered by the physician, for 30 days. The client had been prescribed the medication on a long term basis.
The client had a diagnoses that included dementia, depression, recurrent urinary tract infections and coronary artery disease. The client was able to walk short distances with staff escort and use of transfer belt. Staff assisted the client to dress, groom, care for bladder and bowel incontinence and administered medications to the client.
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, medication errors or any other form of elder abuse or neglect contact Nursing Home Neglect Attorney Kenneth LaBore at 612-743-9048 or toll free at 1-888-452-6589 or by email at KLaBore@MNnursinghomeneglect.com.