Northland Assisted Living Duluth Complaint Findings for Neglect – Burns
In a report concluded on January 10, 2011, the Minnesota Department of Health cites Northland Assisted Living Duluth for neglect of health care – burns.
The allegation is neglect based on the following: Client #1’s feet were placed in water for a foot soak by the alleged perpetrator (AP). the water was too hot and the client suffered 2nd degree burns on his toes.
Substantiated Neglect Hot Water Burn at Northland Assisted Living Duluth
According to nlm.nih.gov, causes of burns from most to least common are:
•Scalding from steam or hot liquids
•Touching hot objects
Burns can be the result of:
•House and industrial fires
•Playing with matches
•Faulty space heaters, furnaces, or industrial equipment
•Unsafe use of firecrackers
•Kitchen accidents, such as a child grabbing a hot iron or touching the stove
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 burns, scalds or any other form of elder abuse or neglect contact Elder Abuse and Neglect Attorney Kenneth LaBore at 612-743-9048 or toll free at 1-888-452-6589 or by email at KLaBore@MNnursinghomeneglect.com.