MDH Cites Garden Court Chateau after Client Suffers Numerous Falls
In a report from the Minnesota Department of Health it is alleged that a client at Garden Court Chateau was abused when the AP forced a client to take medications against his/her will by straddling him/her, holding his/her head and forcing medication by hand into his/her mouth. The client became agitated and bit the AP.
In addition, it is alleged the facility neglected the same client when the client experienced two major fall incidents with head injury and the staff failed to re-assess the client. The client died eight days after the second serious fall due to a closed head injury.
Failure to Assess or Intervene after Many Falls Leading to MDH Finding of Neglect
Neglect was substantiated. The home care provider failed to complete assessments or implement interventions for the client after multiple falls. Based on a preponderance of the evidence, abuse is also substantiated. The alleged perpetrator (AP) forced the client to take medications against the client’s will.
For a Free Consultation with an experienced elder abuse and neglect attorney call Kenneth LaBore at 612-743-9048.
A common form of neglect in elder care facilities involves medication management and administration. Most forms of elder abuse are preventable with proper care and supervision.
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.
If you are looking for a nursing home facility or elder care provider the MDH offers information on how to find a facility. The website allows you to look for a provider based on the type of care or facility needed and by city, county and provider name.
Report Suspected Elder Abuse
If you have concerns about care provided to a resident in a nursing home, assisted living or any other type of elder care provider contact Attorney Kenneth LaBore for a Free Consultation to discuss your legal rights and options.