Central Todd County Care Clarissa Complaint Findings for Neglect – Failure to Provide CPR
In a report concluded on February 6, 2015, the Minnesota Department of Health cites Central Todd County Care Clarissa for neglect of health care – failure to provide CPR.
Failure to Provide CPR to Resident at Central Todd County Care Clarissa
Based on a preponderance of evidence, neglect is substantiated when staff failed to follow the resident’s advance directive and failed to initiate cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) when a resident was found unresponsive and had no pulse and/or respirations.
The resident’s family was interviewed and confirmed that the resident had directives for CPR. The family member stated that s/he was informed of the resident’s death and then was contacted by the facility 30 minutes later and was informed that staff was initiating CPR. The family directed the facility to stop CPR.
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 failure to provide CPR or any other form of elder abuse or neglect contact Elder Abuse and Neglect Attorney Kenneth LaBore at 1-888-452-6589 or by email at KLaBore@MNnursinghomeneglect.com.