MDH Cites Colony Court after Resident is not Supervised Found Outside on Grass in Morning
In a report from the Minnesota Department of Health it is alleged that a client at Colony Court in Waseca when the alleged perpetrator (AP) failed to provide adequate supervision when the client receives two hour checks during the night. The client was not found until the following morning laying in the grass due to a fall.
Failure to Supervise Leads to Substantiated Neglect at Colony Court
Neglect was substantiated. The alleged perpetrator (AP, did willfully not complete multiple nighttime every 2-hour wellness safety checks as described in a service agreement with the facility. Because the 2-hour wellness checks were not completed, the client, who had left the facility and fallen in an adjacent wooded area and was not discovered for nearly ten hours. The client required admission to a hospital and a rehabilitation facility.
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A common form of neglect in elder care facilities involves the failure to properly monitor and supervise residents. Often a lack of supervision can lead to other risks to vulnerable adults such as elopement and wandering. Most forms of elder abuse are preventable with proper care and supervision.
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