Resident Dies After Failure to Assess Change in Condition
In a report from the Minnesota Department of Health, Walker Methodist Westwood was cited after the alleged perpetrator (AP) neglected the Client when the physician was not notified in a timely manner of the client’s change in condition. The client was hospitalized and died the next day.
Neglect was substantiated by the state. The AP was responsible for the maltreatment. The AP failed to report a significant change in the client’s respiratory condition to the primary care provider.
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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