Client Hospitalized After Allegation of Neglect at Milestone Senior Living
In a report from the Minnesota Department of Health dated April 4, 2016, it is alleged that at Milestone Senior Living was neglected when s/he lost at least 25 pounds in two months. Also the client was hospitalized and was found to be extremely dehydrated. The client died three days later.
Dehydrated Client Leads Neglect Finding at Milestone Senior Living in Faribault
Based on the preponderance of the evidence, neglect of health care did occur when the home care provider failed to assess and monitor the client’s change in condition to the client’s physician and the client was hospitalized. The cumulative effect of lack of assessment and monitoring resulted in neglect of health care of the client.
The client resided on the memory care unit and was receiving services from the home care provider. The client had diagnoses of neurocognitive disorder with behaviors, psychotic episodes and delusions. The client was alert, forgetful, confused and anxious, and required total assistance with toileting and toileting schedule, required assistance with bathing and grooming, used a walker for mobility and was independent in eating. The client resided at the facility for approximately three months.
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If you have concerns about medication errors, improper use of medical equipment, falls or any other form of elder abuse or neglect contact Minnesota Elder Abuse Attorney Kenneth LaBore at 612-743-9048 or toll free at 1-888-452-6589 or by email at KLaBore@MNnursinghomeneglect.com.