MDH Cites North Ridge Health and Rehab after Resident Suffers Pressure Sores
In a report from the Minnesota Department of Health it is alleged that a client at North Ridge Health and Rehab was neglected when the alleged perpetrator (AP) did not provide proper care resulting in wounds on the resident’s left abdomen, groin and right calf.
Failure to Provide Proper Care at North Ridge Health and Rehab Leads to Wounds on Resident
Neglect was substantiated. The facility was responsible for the maltreatment. The resident did not receive proper skin care when the facility failed to provide weekly bathing due to inadequate staffing.
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A common form of neglect in elder care facilities involves wound care or wound prevention leading to pressure ulcers or sores. Most forms of elder abuse are preventable with proper care and supervision.
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North Ridge Care Center Complaint Findings for Exploitation
In a report concluded on April 12, 2013, the Minnesota Department of Health cites North Ridge Care Center for exploitation by staff.
The allegation is financial exploitation based on the following: the alleged perpetrator (AP) stole narcotic from two residents. The AP admitted to taking the narcotics.
According to the CDC, when prescription medicines are obtained or used illegally, it is called drug diversion. Addiction to prescription narcotics called opioids has reached epidemic proportions and is a major driver of drug diversion. This webpage focuses on diversion involving healthcare providers who steal controlled substances such as opioids for their own use. This can result in several types of patient harm including:
•Substandard care delivered by an impaired healthcare provider,
•Denial of essential pain medication or therapy, or
•Risks of infection (e.g., with hepatitis C virus or bacterial pathogens) if a provider tampers with injectable drugs
For more information from the Minnesota Department of Health, Office of Health Facility Complaints concerning nursing homes, assisted living and other elder care providers view resolved complaints at the MDH website.
If you have concerns about financial exploitation or any other form of elder abuse or neglect contact Minnesota Elder Abuse Attorney Kenneth LaBore toll free at 1-888-452-6589 or by email at KLaBore@MNnursinghomeneglect.com.