Good Samaritan Society Redwood Falls Complaint Findings for Neglect, Delay in Calling 911
In a report concluded on January 25, 2011, the Minnesota Department of Health cites Good Samaritan Society Redwood Falls for neglect of health care.
The allegation is neglect based on the following: Resident #1 was not provided timely medical evaluation by staff when she had a medical change in condition. Staff waited over one hour before calling an ambulance. In addition, staff waited more than another hour when the ambulance did not come. Resident #1 expired soon after the ambulance arrived.
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According to NCBI, nursing homes must improve quality of care even as it becomes increasingly complex, and patient safety science may provide a helpful paradigm. Training materials are needed to build staff capacity for clinical assessment and communication, thereby improving care processes. Designed to develop curricular materials, this study used focus groups to determine how experienced nurses and aides assess and communicate about resident clinical changes. Four focus groups were conducted, and interviews were analyzed for themes in an iterative process by multidisciplinary team members. Staff reported that consistent caregiving enables detection of subtle clinical changes; aides further noted the importance of affective bonding. Aides and nurses alike regarded all clinical changes as potentially significant, while nursing staff lacked a consistent approach to assessment. Using a patient safety framework, structural changes and process elements were identified as important topics for further training to support clinical communication and improve resident and facility outcomes.
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 delay in providing emergency care, Minnesota Nursing Home Wrongful Death Attorney or any other form of elder abuse or neglect contact Elder Abuse and Neglect Attorney Kenneth LaBore at 612-743-9048 or toll free at 1-888-452-6589 or by email at KLaBore@MNnursinghomeneglect.com.