Healthcare Neglect Due to Failure to Proivide Medications as Ordered for Client
Empowermenet Healthcare Neglect Due to Failure to Proivide Medications as Ordered for Client

Staff at Empowerment Healthcare Cited with Neglect – Medication Error

In a report from the Minnesota Department of Health it is alleged that a client at Empowerment Healthcare was neglected when facility staff failed to administer a medication for four weeks, resulting in hospitalization.

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Medication Administration Mistake at Empowerment Healthcare

Neglect was substantiated. The facility was responsible for the maltreatment. The investigation revealed more than four weeks of the medication was not administered according to medical provider’s orders. Although the client was hospitalized, it was for a reason unrelated to the medication failure. The client did not incur harm from the error.

Medication errors are preventable neglect. Often due to a lack of qualified staff members trained on proper medication administration protocols. The proper administration of medications is a critical part of being a care provider and residents and must be done as ordered by the medical provider.

Investigate Health Care Providers

The state of Minnesota has several resources for residents and providers, including resident bill of rights for nursing homes, bill of rights for hospice, information for assisted living facilities and supervised living facilities.If you are interested in viewing facility and provider complaint and survey findings they are available on the MDH website. You can also use the MDH website to verify a facility license or professional credentials. There is also a link to check the Nursing Assistant Registry.The MDH website also includes information that is meant for providers but is very helpful for caregivers and residents as well. There are nursing home training videos, nursing assistant training information, and information on the Case Mix Review, and federal nursing home regulation resources.

Neglect Cited at Empowerment Healthcare after Failure to Provide Medications for Client
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