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Oak Hills Living Center Cited With Neglect

Written By: Kenneth LaBore | Published On: 24th June 2016 | Category: Dehydration, Medication Administration Mistakes | RSS Feed
Oak Hill Living Center in New Ulm Resident Suffers From Medication Reaction, Urinary Tract Infection, Dehydration and Facility Cited by MDH for Failing to Respond to Change in Condition

Oak Hill Living Center in New Ulm Resident Suffers From Medication Reaction, Urinary Tract Infection, Dehydration and Facility Cited by MDH for Failing to Respond to Change in Condition

Failure to Respond to Medication Reaction in Resident at Oak Hills Living Center

In a report from the Minnesota Department of Health, dated May 16, 2016, it is alleged that a resident was neglected when s/he had an allegoric reaction to medication for his/her kidney infection and quit eating, drinking, and became unresponsive. The facility did not seek out emergency services when the resident became unresponsive. The resident was eventually hospitalized and was very dehydrated. In addition, the facility staff is incorrectly administering the resident’s nebulizer treatments.

Failure to Monitor Changing Symptoms and Condition at Oak Hills Living Center

Based on a preponderance of evidence neglect occurred when the facility staff failed to assess and monitor changes in the resident’s condition when the resident exhibited signs and symptoms of upper respiratory and urinary tract infections.  In addition, the facility staff failed to notify the resident’s physician and/or the nurse practitioner or the resident’s change in his/her condition.  The resident’s family transported the resident to the hospital and the resident required hospitalization for dehydration and kidney failure.

It was the resident’s family not the facility that arranged for transporting the resident to the hospital when the resident became unresponsive.  The resident was admitted to the hospital for dehydration and kidney failure.

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 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.

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Milesteone Senior Living Client Dies Days After Severe Dehydration and Weight Loss

Written By: Kenneth LaBore | Published On: 17th May 2016 | Category: Dehydration, Failure to Resond to Change in Condition | RSS Feed
Client at Milestone Senior Living in Faribault Dies a Few Days After Severing Severe Dehydration

Client at Milestone Senior Living in Faribault Dies a Few Days After Suffering Severe Dehydration

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.

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 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.

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Failed to Feed Properly or Provide Adequate Nutrition – Substantiated Finding of Neglect Against Olidia Care, Inc.

Written By: Kenneth LaBore | Published On: 22nd August 2012 | Category: Dehydration, Facilities - Nursing Homes, Home Health Care, Malnutrition and Sudden Weightloss | RSS Feed
Allegation Home Care Provider Failed to Feed / Provide Adequate Nutrition

Allegation Home Care Provider Failed to Feed / Provide Adequate Nutrition

Home Health Care Provider Cited By MDH After they Apparently Failed to Feed / Provide Adequate Nutrition

Often the worst forms of neglect stem from a failure to provide the very basic necessities such as food, water and adequate nutrition.  Olidia Care, Inc. has had a allegation that they failed to feed properly or provide adequate nutrition to support the health of a resident.   Care needs to be given on making sure that every resident is getting the proper amount of calories and fluids based on their specific care plan and dietary needs.

Provider: Olidia Care, Inc.

Location: Brooklyn Center, Minnesota

Provider Type: Home Health Care

Number of Substantiated Complaints listed by MDH 1

Complaint: Failure to Feed Properly – Mix Powder Meals

Date Investigation Concluded: July 13, 2010

Basis of Complaint: Neglect of Health Care

Although, efforts are made to make accurate links and relayed information, these blogs are examples of neglect and other issues, please double check all information at: MDH Website

This website is not intended to provide legal advice as each situation is different and specific factual information must be obtained before an attorney is able to assess the legal questions relevant to your situation.

If you or a loved one has suffered an injury from neglect or abuse in a nursing home or other care facility that serves the elderly in Minnesota please contact our firm for a free consultation and information regarding the obligations of the facility and your rights as a resident or concerned family member. To contact Attorney Kenneth L. LaBore, directly please send an email to KLaBore@MNnursinghomeneglect.com or call Ken at 612-743-9048.

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Minnesota Department of Health Results for Substantiated Complaint Golden LivingCenter – Hopkins

Written By: Kenneth LaBore | Published On: 23rd June 2012 | Category: Caregivers Resources, Dehydration, Facilities - Nursing Homes, Malnutrition and Sudden Weightloss, Nursing Home Care Issues, Patient Rights | RSS Feed
Complaint at Golden LivingCenter Hopkins Related to Nutrition and Hydration

Complaint at Golden LivingCenter Hopkins Related to Nutrition and Hydration

Substantiated Complaint Against Golden LivingCenter Hopkins

A complaint was made with the Minnesota Department of Health against Complaint Golden LivingCenter, Hopkins for allegations related to nutrition and hydration.

NOTE: The following information about the facility and provider is provided by the MDH Website this blog is not a complete list of providers with Substantiated Complaints, the providers highlighted are generally those which focus on the care of disabled or elderly persons.

Pursuant to Minnesota Statute 626.5572, subd. 19; “Substantiated” means a preponderance of the evidence shows that an act that meets the definition of maltreatment, which is defined subdivision 15, as: means “abuse as defined in subdivision 2, neglect as defined in subdivision 17 or financial exploitation as defined by subdivision 9.”

Substantiated Complaint Golden LivingCenter Hopkins

Provider: Golden LivingCenter Hopkins

Location: Hopkins, Minnesota

Provider Type: Nursing Home

Number of Substantiated Complaints listed by MDH 2

Date Investigation Concluded: October 20, 2011

Basis of Complaint: Neglect of Health Care, Nutrition and Hydration

Here are some thoughts of Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Attorney, Kenneth LaBore:

As an attorney who handles nursing home abuse and neglect cases, I frequently see situations where residents do not receive the necessary nourishment and hydration required for sustaining health. Both state and federal regulations require that a nursing home provide adequate food and water pursuant to the following statutes:

Nutrition The nursing home must maintain acceptable parameters of nutritional status. (42 CFR § 483.25 (i))

Based on a resident’s comprehensive assessment, the facility must ensure that a resident:

(1) Maintains acceptable parameters of nutritional status, such as body weight and protein levels, unless the resident’s clinical condition demonstrates that this is not possible; and

(2) Receives a therapeutic diet when there is a nutritional problem. (42 CFR § 483.25 (i))

Hydration The nursing home must provide each resident with sufficient fluid intake to maintain proper hydration and health. (42 CFR § 483.25 (j))

The facility must provide each resident with sufficient fluid intake to maintain proper hydration and health.

Date Investigation Concluded: October 27, 2010

Basis of Complaint: Patient Rights

Although, efforts are made to make accurate links and relayed information, these blogs are examples of neglect and other issues, please double check all information at: MDH Website

This website is not intended to provide legal advice as each situation is different and specific factual information must be obtained before an attorney is able to assess the legal questions relevant to your situation.

If you or a loved one has suffered an injury from neglect or abuse in a nursing home or other care facility that serves the elderly in Minnesota please contact our firm for a free consultation and information regarding the obligations of the facility and your rights as a resident or concerned family member.

To contact Attorney Kenneth L. LaBore, directly for a Free Consultation, please send an email to KLaBore@MNnursinghomeneglect.com or call Ken at 612-743-9048 or toll free at 1-888-452-6589.

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Free Consultation on Issues of Elder Abuse and Neglect Serving all of Minnesota Toll Free 1-888-452-6589

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Nursing Home Resident’s Sudden Weight Loss Reviewed By Department of Health

Written By: Kenneth LaBore | Published On: 31st January 2012 | Category: Dehydration, Malnutrition and Sudden Weightloss | RSS Feed
Malnourishment Sudden Weight Loss

Malnourishment
Sudden Weight Loss

Sudden Weight Loss for Nursing Home Resident

The Sun Newspapers had an article which reported that the Golden Living Center Nursing Home in Hopkins was alleged to be negligent by the Minnesota Department of Health concerning a resident who experienced significant and sudden weight loss over the period of a month and it was not reported to his primary physician or nurse practitioner.

As an attorney who handles nursing home abuse and neglect cases, I frequently see situations where residents do not receive the necessary nourishment and hydration required for sustaining health. Both state and federal regulations require that a nursing home provide adequate food and water pursuant to the following statutes: Nutrition The nursing home must maintain acceptable parameters of nutritional status. (42 CFR § 483.25 (i))

Sudden Weight Loss Should Not Occur Without Medical Reason

Based on a resident’s comprehensive assessment, the facility must ensure that a resident:

(1) Maintains acceptable parameters of nutritional status, such as body weight and protein levels, unless the resident’s clinical condition demonstrates that this is not possible; and
(2) Receives a therapeutic diet when there is a nutritional problem. (42 CFR § 483.25 (i))
Hydration The nursing home must provide each resident with sufficient fluid intake to maintain proper hydration and health. (42 CFR § 483.25 (j))
The facility must provide each resident with sufficient fluid intake to maintain proper hydration and health.

Of all the forms of nursing home abuse and neglect failure to provide adequate nourishment and hydration is one of the easiest to prevent. Nursing homes are mandated by state and federal regulations to timely report any change in a resident’s condition to the treating physician and family, pursuant to 42 CFR § 483.10.

This website is not to provide legal advice as each situation is different and specific factual information must be obtained before an attorney is able to assess the legal questions relevant to your situation. In addition to providing related information this blog may also be considered an advertisement for legal services.

If you or a loved one has suffered an injury or abuse in a nursing home or other care facility that serves the elderly in Minnesota, please contact our firm for a free consultation and information regarding the obligations of the facility and your rights as a resident or concerned family member.

To contact attorney Kenneth LaBore, directly for a Free Consultation, please send an email to klabore@MNnursinghomeneglect.com, or call Ken at 612-743-9048 or toll free at 1-888-452-6589.

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Free Consultation on Issues of Elder Abuse and Neglect Serving all of Minnesota Toll Free 1-888-452-6589

Free Consultation on Issues of Elder Abuse and Neglect Serving all of Minnesota Toll Free 1-888-452-6589

 

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