MDH Cites Northfield Hospital after Resident Falls at Facility
In a report from the Minnesota Department of Health it is alleged that a client at Northfield Hospital & Long Term Care Center was neglected when the alleged perpetrator (AP) failed to follow the resident’s care plan and transferred him/her from the bed to the wheelchair with the assistance from one staff instead of two staff. The resident fell to the floor, sustained a laceration, and needed several staples.
Failure to Transfer a Resident Properly Leads to Fall with Injuries at Northfield Hospital
Neglect was substantiated. Neglect did occur when the alleged perpetrator (AP) compromised R1’s safety and used a mechanical lift alone to transfer R1, R1 fell from the lift, struck his/her head on the floor, and sustained a significant head laceration that required several staples.
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A common form of neglect in elder care facilities involves a lack of training or maintenance pertaining to mechanical lifts and devices. Vulnerable adults can suffer serious injuries, fractures or death from falls which occur during transfers. Most forms of elder abuse are preventable with proper care and supervision.
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