MDH Report of Cottagewood Senior Fracture
Cottagewood Senior fracture allegations. In a report from the MDH, it was alleged that the alleged perpetrator (AP) neglected a resident when they failed to ensure the resident was safely transferred with the mechanical lift from the bed to the chair.
Resident Suffers Broken Collar Bone and Scalp Injury
The Minnesota Department of Health determined that neglect was substantiated. The AP was responsible for the maltreatment. The AP did not complete the safety steps with the second staff person which included checking the loops when the resident was lifted up from the bed and before moving the lift machine.
The AP stated that the second staff person operated the lift and lifted the resident just enough to get off the bed and not any higher when the staff person moved the lift, the left loop on the sling came loose and the resident fell.
The resident passed away the week after the accident. The resident’s death certificate indicated that the cause of death was due to complications of Alzheimer’s disease, contributed by injury and trauma, and the manner of death is listed as an accident.
In conclusion, the Minnesota Department of Health determined neglect was substantiated. The AP was responsible for the maltreatment.
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