Recent MDH Substantiated Neglect Findings at Fridley Assisted Living due to resident entrapment.
Fridley Assisted Living LLC Investigation for Medication Errors
In a report dated January 22, 2016, it was alleged that a client was neglected when staff failed to administer his/her seizure medications for four days. The client was ultimately hospitalized due to seizures with tongue bites and oral cavity bleeding.
Substantiated Medication Errors Fridley Assisted Living
The preponderance of evidence established that neglect of health care occurred when staff failed to administer the client’s prescribed seizure medications resulting in the client having seizures and requiring hospitalization for medical treatment.
The client had diagnoses of dementia and epilepsy, and required assistance from staff with medication administration several times a day. The client had a physician’s order for levetiracetam (a medication used to treatment seizures with epilepsy) 500 milligrams twice a day, a divalproex (a medication used to treat seizures) 250 milligrams at bedtime. The client did not receive the levetiracetam for one and half days (three doses) and the divalproex was not administered for three days.
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 medication errors, improper use of medical equipment, falls, medication errors or any other form of elder abuse or neglect contact Minnesota Elder Abuse Attorney Kenneth LaBore at 612-743-9048 or toll free at 1-888-452-6589 or by email at KLaBore@MNnursinghomeneglect.com.
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