Failure to Monitor Wound at Assisted Living Facility
According to the MDH, Lino Lakes Assisted Living wound monitoring substantiated complaint, it was alleged that the facility failed to complete wound monitoring and assessments. The resident’s wound became infected, and the resident became septic (a life-threatening medical emergency related to an extreme response to an infection).
Failure to Oversee Wound Management Services
The Minnesota Department of Health determined neglect was substantiated. The facility was responsible for the maltreatment. The facility failed to ensure appropriate monitoring and oversight for the resident’s wound care. Although the facility refers wound care management to external home care agencies, the facility did not oversee wound management services to ensure the resident’s wound care was being managed. Eventually, the resident required hospitalization, antibiotics, and surgical intervention.
The MDH report continues that during the interview, the registered nurse (RN) stated she was not aware the resident had an order for wound care, but there has to be some home care documentation on it being done.
Contact Us to Discuss Your Concerns About Wound Care
If you wish to have a free consultation about wound monitoring, pressure sores or any other form of elder abuse contact Attorney Kenneth LaBore at 612-743-9048 or by email at KLaBore@MNnursinghomeneglect.com.