Resident Suffers Wounds Brookdale Edina
In a report from the MDH, it is alleged that Brookdale Edina failed to reposition the resident every two hours. The resident developed several pressure ulcers on her buttocks and groin area. The resident spent over three months in the hospital due to the pressure ulcers.
Edina Facility Pressure Ulcer Concerns
According to the report, the facility neglected the resident when they failed to reposition the resident every two hours. The resident developed several pressure ulcers on her buttocks and groin area. The resident spent over three months in the hospital due to pressure ulcers. The Minnesota Department of Health determined neglect was substantiated. The facility was responsible for maltreatment. The resident was unable to reposition herself and required staff to reposition her every two hours. The facility lacked documentation they repositioned the resident. The resident’s wounds and pressure ulcers worsened and developed gangrene. The resident required hospitalization and diagnosed with a large, deep, foul-smelling, pressure ulcer in her tailbone (sacral) area, in addition to several other pressure ulcers. Hospital doctors recommended hospice care to the resident’s family member due to the extent of her pressure ulcers (wounds). Staff stated the facility was short-staffed during the time the resident developed the pressure ulcers.
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