Hayes Residence St Paul Complaint Findings for Neglect – Medication
In a report concluded on December 17, 2013, the Minnesota Department of Health cites Hayes Residence St Paul for neglect of health care – medications.
It is alleged that neglect of health care occurred when the facility failed to provide a resident medication, from the date of admission, causing side effects.
Based on a preponderance of the evidence, neglect is substantiated. The facility did not ensure the resident received the psychotropic medication clozapine, as ordered by the resident’s physician or the lab work to monitor potential negative effects from the medication.
Clozapine requires blood testing for decreased white blood cells, a serious condition with the potential to affect the ability to fight infections. Clozapine requires a “titration” or slow introduction that is ordered by the physician and must be adhered to for safety.
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 or any other form of elder abuse or neglect contact Elder Abuse and Neglect Attorney Kenneth LaBore toll free at 1-888-452-6589 or by email at KLaBore@MNnursinghomeneglect.com.