In a report from MDH, it was alleged that a client at Hillcrest Care and Rehabilitation in Mankato was injured when they rolled out of bed due to improper placement and use of an air mattress.
Substantiated Neglect Against Hillcrest Care
Neglect was substantiated. The facility for maltreatment. The DON confirmed the staff thought that the mattress was an overlay not an air mattress. The staff was educated on the protocol related to the resident air mattresses and proper set up and usage. The facility staff was educated to identify interventions related to the resident’s specific risks and causes to try to prevent the resident from falling and try to minimize complications from falling. The facility’s corrective actions identified in the facility’s post fall investigation, were verified as having been implemented as of 4/26/20 through interviews and record review.
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A common form of neglect in elder care facilities involves medication management and administration or injuries from fall and fractures. Most forms of elder abuse are preventable with proper care and supervision.
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