Recent MDH Complaint Finding against Camilla Rose Group Home – fall due to mechanical lift.
Camilla Rose Cited Alleged with Neglect After Resident Falls
It is alleged in a report from the MDH dated May 10, 2016 that Camilla Rose Group Home a client was neglected when s/he had two falls with injuries requiring stiches.
Resident Falls Lead to Citation by MDH to Camilla Rose
Based on a preponderance of evidence neglect occurred when the facility failed to maintain equipment in working order and a shower chair malfunctioned while being used during client care. The shower chair handle detached from the frame of the chair. The client fell and sustained a head laceration. The facility did not have a system in place for monitoring equipment to ensure safe functioning during use.
The client had diagnoses that included cerebral palsy with quadriplegia. The client had physical limitations and required a safety strap for posture control while seated in the wheelchair and shower chair.
The facility staff stated on interview that on the day of the client’s weekly shower, the staff secured the client in the shower chair and transported the client to the shower room. Upon completion of the shower, the staff wheeled the client backwards by holding unto the back handle of the chair and pulling the client backwards out of the shower room over the door threshold. The staff stated that was usual procedure due to the raised lip on the threshold. When pulling the chair, the shower chair handle came off from the frame of the chair, and the chair and client fell backwards. The client hit his/her head on the floor. The client was sent to the hospital and required sutures to the back of the head.
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If you have concerns about medication errors, improper use of medical equipment, falls or any other form of elder abuse or neglect contact Minnesota Elder Abuse Attorney Kenneth LaBore at 612-743-9048 or toll free at 1-888-452-6589 or by email at KLaBore@MNnursinghomeneglect.com.