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TFF Care Fails to Timely Respond to Fracture Injuries

Written By: Kenneth LaBore | Published On: 3rd January 2020 | Category: Fall Injuries, Lost Resident Wandering Elopement | RSS Feed

MDH Cites Facility After Fall with Fractures

Spring Brook Village of LaCrescent, Fall with Fractured Ribs and Vertebrae
Spring Brook Village of LaCrescent, Fall with Fractured Ribs and Vertebrae

In a report from the Minnesota Department of Health it is alleged that a client at TFF Care Copperfield Hill, The Lodge was neglected when the alleged perpetrator (AP) failed to answer the client’s call pendant after the client had fallen. The client laid on the floor for more than six hours and required hospitalization for a broken arm.

Failure Respond to Client with Broken Arm at TFF Care

Neglect was substantiated. The alleged perpetrator (AP) was responsible for the maltreatment. The client fell in her room and then activated her pendant to call for help before 2:00 a.m. The AP never answered the call pendant. Facility staff did not find the client until after 8:00 a.m. The client required hospitalization and sustained a right arm fracture due to the fall.

A review of the facility’s payroll information indicated the AP started her shift at 10:12 p.m. the night before the incident and ended her shift the next morning (the day after the incident) at 6:45 a.m.

TFF Care Resident Wanders from Facility

In a report from the Minnesota Department of Health the facility Copperfield Hill – the Lodge was cited with neglect after a resident wandered from the facility.

For a Free Consultation with an experienced elder abuse and neglect attorney call Kenneth LaBore at 612-743-9048.

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.

Report Suspected Elder Abuse

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If you have concerns about care provided to a resident in a nursing home, assisted living or any other type of elder care provider contact Attorney Kenneth LaBore for a Free Consultation to discuss your legal rights and options.

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Hometown Senior Living Resident Suffers Fractured Hip

Written By: Kenneth LaBore | Published On: 28th December 2019 | Category: Fall Injuries, Uncategorized | RSS Feed

MDH Cites Hometown Senior Living after Resident Falls with Fracture

Fall at Hometown Senior Living Leads to Fractured Hip
Fall at Hometown Senior Living Leads to Fractured Hip

In a report from the Minnesota Department of Health it is alleged that a client at Hometown Senior Living the alleged perpetrator (AP) neglected the client, when the AP failed to assess the client after a fall and neglected to contact the on-call staff per policy. The client had a fractured hip.

Failure to Supervise Leads to Broken Hip

Neglect was substantiated. The facility was responsible for the maltreatment. The facility did not directly make available a registered nurse to assess the client’s care and services needed after a fall. The facility implemented a policy that directed unlicensed personnel to contact an on-call manager (who was also unlicensed) for all after hour incident, the unlicensed staff called the on-call manager, who did not contact a nurse. The client laid awake all night with pain, and a nurse did not assess the client until 8 hours later.

The client moved into the facility due to diagnoses that included dementia. The client received services that included assistance with bathing, grooming, dressing, toileting, eating, transfers, wellness checks, and orientation due to moderate confusion. The client had difficulty answering questions, communicating discomfort, and intermittent confusion.

For a Free Consultation with an experienced elder abuse and neglect attorney call Kenneth LaBore at 612-743-9048.

A common form of neglect in elder care facilities involves fall injuries and fractures. Most forms of elder abuse are preventable with proper care and supervision.

Report Suspected Elder Abuse

Click Here For Link To Report Abuse To Adult Protection
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If you have concerns about care provided to a resident in a nursing home, assisted living or any other type of elder care provider contact Attorney Kenneth LaBore for a Free Consultation to discuss your legal rights and options.

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Fall Injury at Brookdale North Oaks

Written By: Kenneth LaBore | Published On: 28th December 2019 | Category: Fall Injuries, Uncategorized | RSS Feed

MDH Cites Brookdale North Oaks

Fractures - Fractured Shoulder - Resident a Brookdale North Oaks
Fractures – Fractured Shoulder – Resident a Brookdale North Oaks

In a report from the Minnesota Department of Health it is alleged that a client at Brookdale North Oaks was not adequately supervised and fell and was hospitalized with fractured shoulder.

Failure to supervise leads to a fractured shoulder of resident

Neglect was substantiated. The facility neglected to make available a registered nurse for consultation to staff performing delegated nursing tasks when the client injured her shoulder and was in pain. Staff were directed to contact the executive director of the license. The client’s treatment was delayed for approximately four days and the client was diagnosed with a dislocated shoulder that required hospitalization. It could not be determined when or how the client fell.

The nurse did not assess the client, but called the administrator with direction to fax the doctor’s order to an x-ray company to come to the facility to x-ray the client’s shoulder. The administrator sent the fax, but did not communicate the order to anyone else, as the facility did not have a nurse on the staff at the time.

The administrator was away from the facility for two days, and when she returned learned that the client did not get an x-ray. The administrator called the x-ray company who came to the facility the same day to x-ray the client’s shoulder. The x-ray revealed that the client had a dislocated shoulder, and the doctor ordered her to the hospital for treatment.

For a Free Consultation with an experienced elder abuse and neglect attorney call Kenneth LaBore at 612-743-9048.

A common form of neglect in elder care facilities involves medication management and administration or injuries from fall and fractures. Most forms of elder abuse are preventable with proper care and supervision.

Report Suspected Elder Abuse

Click Here For Link To Report Abuse To Adult Protection
Click Here For Link To Report Abuse To Adult Protection

If you have concerns about care provided to a resident in a nursing home, assisted living or any other type of elder care provider contact Attorney Kenneth LaBore for a Free Consultation to discuss your legal rights and options.

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Lino Lakes Assisted Living Exploitation and Fall Injuries Substantiated

Written By: Kenneth LaBore | Published On: 27th December 2019 | Category: Fall Injuries, Financial Exploitation | RSS Feed

In a recent MDH report there was substantiated neglect found against Lino Lakes Assisted Living when a resident suffered rib fractures. The facility neglected a client when staff failed to assist the client with toileting, and the client fell resulting in rib fractures. The facility also neglected to provide the client with adequate pain control.

Most recent MDH Substantiated Neglect Findings – Lino Lakes AL

Lino Lakes Assisted Living Cited by MDH After Resident Suffers Broken Ribs During Transfer

Lino Lakes Assisted Living Cited by MDH After Resident Suffers Broken Ribs During Transfer

Lino Lakes Assisted Living Cited With Neglect by MDH After Resident Suffers Fall Injuries During Transfer

In a report concluded on May 12, 2015, the Minnesota Department of Health cites Lino Lakes Assisted Living with neglect alleging that a client was neglected when a staff member, alleged perpetrator (AP) failed to follow the client’s care plan when transferring the client, resulting in a fall and broken ribs.

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 improper use of medical equipment or fall injuries 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.

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Exploitation of Vulnerable Adults, Financial Exploitation

Exploitation of Vulnerable Adults, Financial Exploitation

Lino Lakes AL Complaint Findings for Exploitation

In a report concluded on July 2, 2012, the Minnesota Department of Health cites Lino Lakes Assisted Living for exploitation by staff.

The allegation is exploitation based on the following:  Client #1 and Client #2 were exploited by the alleged perpetrator (AP).  The AP admitted to taking two large amounts of money from Client #1’s Discover credit card and taking $900.00 from Client #2.

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.

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Green Pine Acres Failed to Provide Adquate Wound Care

Written By: Kenneth LaBore | Published On: 14th December 2019 | Category: Wound Care | RSS Feed
Green Park Acres Failure to Provide Surgical Wound Care
Green Park Acres Failure to Provide Surgical Wound Care

MDH Cites Green Pine Acres After Issue with Wound Care

In a report from the Minnesota Department of Health it is alleged that a client at Green Pine Acres failed to thoroughly investigate contributing factors related to the saturation and subsequent decline of the surgical wound for a resident, which resulted in macerated skin, wound dehiscence, and required surgical intervention.

Failure to Provide Proper Wound Care Results in Partial Amputation of Leg

Neglect was substantiated. The facility was responsible for the maltreatment. Upon arrival to the physician’s office, the resident’s foot dressings were saturated, which resulted in macerated skin (oversaturation of the skin due to a prolonged exposure to moisture) and wound dehiscence (wound rupture along the surgical incision) of the right foot. The resident required additional surgical intervention with partial leg amputation.

For a Free Consultation with an experienced elder abuse and neglect attorney call Kenneth LaBore at 612-743-9048.

A common form of neglect in elder care facilities involves a failure to provide proper care to the vulnerable adults who rely on the facility and their staff. A failure to train staff and then to ensure proper wound care is provided the cause of many infections and other serious complications, including as in this case, amputation. Most forms of elder abuse are preventable with proper care and supervision.

Report Suspected Elder Abuse

Click Here For Link To Report Abuse To Adult Protection
Click Here For Link To Report Abuse To Adult Protection

If you have concerns about care provided to a resident in a nursing home, assisted living or any other type of elder care provider contact Attorney Kenneth LaBore for a Free Consultation to discuss your legal rights and options.

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Augustana Emerald Crest Minnetonka Resident Dies After Fall

Written By: Kenneth LaBore | Published On: 14th December 2019 | Category: Fall Injuries, Uncategorized | RSS Feed
Resident at Augustana Emerald Crest Minnetonka Suffers Fall with Fractured Femur
Resident at Augustana Emerald Crest Minnetonka Suffers Fall with Fractured Femur

MDH Cites Augustana Emerald Crest Minnetonka After Resident Suffers Femur Fracture

In a report from the Minnesota Department of Health it is alleged that a client at Augustana Emerald Crest Minnetonka was neglected when the alleged perpetrator (AP) failed to supervise the client; the AP was sleeping during the night shift. The client fell and sustained a left femur fracture. The client died 19 days later.

Failure to Supervise Leads to Preventable Fall

Neglect was substantiated. The alleged perpetrator (AP) was responsible for the maltreatment. The client was known to wake frequently during the night and required supervision. The client was known to wake frequently during the night and required supervision, engagement, and redirection when awake. The client began wandering in the common area, fell sustained a left femur fracture, and later died. The AP assigned to her care was sleeping while on duty and failed to supervise or engage the client as directed in the client’s service plan.

For a Free Consultation with an experienced elder abuse and neglect attorney call Kenneth LaBore at 612-743-9048.

Most forms of elder abuse are preventable with proper care and supervision. Many types of injuries can occur as a result, the most common are fractures and head injuries due to falls.

Report Suspected Elder Abuse

Click Here For Link To Report Abuse To Adult Protection
Click Here For Link To Report Abuse To Adult Protection

If you have concerns about care provided to a resident in a nursing home, assisted living or any other type of elder care provider contact Attorney Kenneth LaBore for a Free Consultation to discuss your legal rights and options.

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Fall at the Shores at Lake Phalen Leads to Head Injury with Laceration

Written By: Kenneth LaBore | Published On: 14th December 2019 | Category: Fall Injuries, Uncategorized | RSS Feed
Resident at the Shores at Lake Phalen Suffers Fall with Laceration
Resident at the Shores at Lake Phalen Suffers Fall with Laceration

MDH Cites the Shores at Lake Phalen after Head Injury to Resident

In a report from the Minnesota Department of Health it is alleged that clients at the Shores at Lake Phalen were neglected when the facility failed to provide adequate supervision, which resulted in client #1 and client #2 falling during an altercation. Client #1 hit her head and sustained a significant laceration to the back of her head, requiring 18 stiches.

Failure to Supervise Residents Leads to Fall with Laceration to Head

Neglect was substantiated. The facility was responsible for maltreatment. The memory care unit was required to have two staff members present at all times. During the time of the incidents, there was one staff member present, and they were unable to manage several clients that were exhibiting aggressive behaviors. The facility was aware of prior verbal altercations between the clients, but had not re-assessed the clients or implemented new interventions to address the concern. In conclusion, neglect of supervision was substantiated.

For a Free Consultation with an experienced elder abuse and neglect attorney call Kenneth LaBore at 612-743-9048.

A common form of neglect in elder care facilities involves a lack of proper attention and supervision of residents resulting in falls and other injuries. Other frequents errors involve medication management and administration. Most forms of elder abuse are preventable with proper care and supervision.

Report Suspected Elder Abuse

Click Here For Link To Report Abuse To Adult Protection
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If you have concerns about care provided to a resident in a nursing home, assisted living or any other type of elder care provider contact Attorney Kenneth LaBore for a Free Consultation to discuss your legal rights and options.

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Mendota Heights WP LLC Cited With Neglect by MDH

Written By: Kenneth LaBore | Published On: 14th December 2019 | Category: Fall Injuries | RSS Feed
Resident at Mendota Heights White Pine II Suffers Fractured Hip
Resident at Mendota Heights White Pine II Suffers Fractured Hip

Resident Suffers Fractured Hip at Mendota Heights White Pine II

In a report from the Minnesota Department of Health it is alleged that clients at Mendota Heights White Pine were neglected when the facility failed to provide adequate supervision to two clients. Client #1 walked into client #2’s room, which resulted in client #2 pushing client #1 fell and sustained a hip fracture.

Neglect was substantiated. The facility was responsible for maltreatment. The facility was aware of client #2’s ongoing aggressive behaviors, including physical attacks but did not implement new or effective interventions to keep other clients safe.

Medication Theft Drug Diversion Financial Exploitation Leads to MDH Complaint at Mendota Heights WP

Medication Theft Drug Diversion Financial Exploitation Leads to MDH Complaint at Mendota Heights WP LLC

Mendota Heights WP LLC Cited By MDH After Staff Member Steals Resident’s Medication

In a report concluded on November 25, 2015, the Minnesota Department of Health cites Mendota Heights WP LLC it is alleged that a client was financially exploited when a staff, alleged perpetrator (AP) took the client’s pain medications for her/his own personal use.

Based on a preponderance of the evidence financial exploitation did occur when the AP took narcotic medication from the client for his/her personal use.

Client #1 received services from the facility for medication administration and had a physician’s or for 5 mg of morphine solutab. Document review and interview with facility staff indicated client #1 was missing 15 tablets of 5 mg morphine solutabs. Facility staff indicated that the 15 tablets were accounted for by staff and the AP on 4-20-15 at the start of the shift at 11:00 p.m. and were discovered missing on 4-21-15 after the AP worked. Facility staff indicated the client did miss any doses of medications and did not have an increase in pain as a result.
Facility staff indicated during interview they say the AP in the medication cart at 1:30 a.m. on 4-21-15 and the AP was the only person with assess to the medication cart during the shift.

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 at 1-888-452-6589 or by email at KLaBore@MNnursinghomeneglect.com.

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Parmly on the Lake Failed to Provide CPR to Resident in Distress

Written By: Kenneth LaBore | Published On: 13th December 2019 | Category: Failure to Provide CPR, Uncategorized | RSS Feed
Failure to Provide CPR to Resident at Parmly on the Lake
Failure to Provide CPR to Resident at Parmly on the Lake

In a report from the Minnesota Department of Health it is alleged that a client at Parmly on the Lake was neglected when the facility failed to notify the physician when the resident has a significant change in condition. It is alleged the facility failed to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) as ordered in the resident’s physician’s orders for life sustaining treatment (POLST)

Failure to Provide CPR to Resident at Parmly on the Lake

Neglect was substantiated. The facility and the alleged perpetrator were responsible for the maltreatment. The alleged perpetrator (AP) failed to notify the physician when the resident’s oxygen saturation levels dropped below physician identified parameters, indicating a significant change in the resident’s condition. The AP failed to initiate CPR as indicated by the resident’s physician orders for life sustaining treatment (POLST) when the AP later found the resident unresponsive and with no pulse.

For a Free Consultation with an experienced elder abuse and neglect attorney call Kenneth LaBore at 612-743-9048.

A common form of neglect in elder care facilities involves a failure to respond to a change in condition. There are many ways in which the health of a resident can change. The facility must regularly assess residents and monitor for changes in their condition and then notify their treating physician of any changes. When a person has requested CPR be provided when needed the facility has a duty to comply with the resident’s wishes. Most forms of elder abuse are preventable with proper care and supervision.

Report Suspected Elder Abuse

Click Here For Link To Report Abuse To Adult Protection
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If you have concerns about care provided to a resident in a nursing home, assisted living or any other type of elder care provider contact Attorney Kenneth LaBore for a Free Consultation to discuss your legal rights and options.

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Providence Villa Resident Dies from Wandering Outside

Written By: Kenneth LaBore | Published On: 13th December 2019 | Category: Wrongful Death | RSS Feed
Resident Elopes and Dies from Hypothermia at Providence Villa
Resident Elopes and Dies from Hypothermia at Providence Villa

In a report from the Minnesota Department of Health it is alleged that a client at Providence Villa was neglected when the facility failed to provide appropriate supervision when the client eloped from the facility, resulting in death from hypothermia.

Failure to Supervise Resident at Providence Villa

Neglect was substantiated. The facility and alleged perpetrator (AP) were responsible for the maltreatment. The AP failed to implement supervision services based on the client’s needs. As a result, the client eloped in inclement weather while dressed inappropriately, and died from hypothermia. At the time of the incident, the facility employed only one nurse (the AP), who had to be available to the staff at the facility 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, fill in our unlicensed staff shifts, and complete all nursing duties.

The autopsy report indicated the cause of death was hypothermia due to environmental cold exposure. There was no evidence of life threatening traumatic injuries or natural disease process. Toxicology results were positive only for caffeine. The client’s diagnoses listed on

For a Free Consultation with an experienced elder abuse and neglect attorney call Kenneth LaBore at 612-743-9048.

A common form of neglect in elder care facilities involves a lack of proper monitoring and supervision of a vulnerable adult with cognitive issues. Wandering and elopement from facilities by confused and unsupervised residents is a common and dangerous risk. Most forms of elder abuse are preventable with proper care and supervision.

Report Suspected Elder Abuse

Click Here For Link To Report Abuse To Adult Protection
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If you have concerns about care provided to a resident in a nursing home, assisted living or any other type of elder care provider contact Attorney Kenneth LaBore for a Free Consultation to discuss your legal rights and options.

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