MDH Cites Maple Senior Living Failed to Supervise a Client who Became Locked in Storage Room and Suffered Trauma to Head
In a report from the Minnesota Department of Health it is alleged that a client at Maple Senior Living was neglected when the facility did not adequately supervise the client. The client became locked in a storage room and sustained head injuries requiring sutures.
Failure to Supervise Results in Head Injuries Maple Senior Living
Neglect of supervision was substantiated against the facility and unlicensed staff member/alleged perpetrator (AP).
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A common form of neglect in elder care facilities involves injury to clients to due a lack of monitoring or supervision. The client can wander off the property or get lost or trapped in a stairwell, bathroom or other room. Most forms of elder abuse are preventable with proper care and supervision.
In my experience the most neglect and the resulting injuries to residents in nursing homes is preventable. Injuries from falls are common and can be very serious. It is essential that staff is trained to assess fall risks, prevent falls through the use of interventions and supervision. The organization Minnesota Falls Prevention has information and resources on how to avoid falls.
According to the organization Minnesota Falls Prevention, falls are the leading cause of injury for children and for adults 35-years and older. Falls and fall-related injuries among adults over age 65 are on the rise. Currently Minnesota ranks fifth among states in the number of fall-related deaths.
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