In a report from the Minnesota Department of Health alleged that neglect occurred at CentraCare Health Systems in Sauk Centre when staff/alleged perpetrator (AP) did not adequately supervise a resident. The resident fell and sustained a fracture.
Resident at CentraCare Falls after Being Left on Edge of Bed Suffers Right Arm Fracture
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Resident at CentraCare Suffers Broken Arm from Fall
Neglect was substantiated. The AP was responsible for maltreatment. Although he facility provided training to the AP and properly assessed the resident’s care needs, the AP unsafely left the resident sitting alone at the edge of her bed. The resident fell and sustained a fracture of her right upper arm and significant facial bruising. The AP then moved the resident back to bed without an assessment, and did not report the fall to nursing staff.
Many fall accidents are due to a lack of monitoring or attention from staff. Most accidents which result in a fall are preventable with proper care and supervision.
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