Methodist Walker Westwood Cited for Neglect after Restraining Resident

Written By: Kenneth LaBore | Published On: 19th January 2019
Walker Methodist Westwood Ridge Cited for Neglect after Resident was Restrained - Failure to Follow Care Plan
Walker Methodist Westwood Ridge Cited for Neglect after Resident was Restrained – Failure to Follow Care Plan

MDH Cites Methodist Walker Westwood Ridge after Neglect – Restraints

In a report from the Minnesota Department of Health it is alleged that a client at Walker Methodist Westwood Ridge when the alleged perpetrator (AP) placed the client’s call button out of reach, unplugged the reclining chair, leaving it reclined; and shut the door. The client was fearful and calling out for help.

Failure to Follow Care Plan Leads to MDH Complaint at Walker Methodist Westwood Ridge

Neglect was substantiated. The facility was responsible for the maltreatment. While attempting to follow the client’s care plan, the alleged perpetrator (AP) unreasonably confined the client when she left the client lying flat in an electric recliner, unplugged it from the wall, and removed the client’s call light. The client was unable reposition himself or press his call light for staff’s assistance. The client became panicked and screamed for help.

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There was another MDH Substantiated Neglect Finding at Walker Methodist Westwood Ridge neglect concerning medication administration.

A common form of neglect in elder care facilities involves medication management and administration. Most forms of elder abuse are preventable with proper care and supervision.

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