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Anoka Rehab & Living Center Neglect – Injury Due to Bed Rail

Written By: Kenneth LaBore | Published On: 2nd December 2019 | Category: Bed Rail Strangulation and Asphyxiation, Medication Administration Mistakes, Medication Drug Error, Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect | RSS Feed
Neglect, Bed Rails, Grab Bars, Mattress, Nursing Home Bed - Anoka Rehab & Living Center

Neglect, Bed Rails, Grab Bars, Mattress, Nursing Home Bed – Anoka Rehab & Living Center

Anoka Rehab & Living Center Complaint Findings for Unexplained Injury

In a report concluded on March 3, 2014, the Minnesota Department of Health cites Anoka Rehab for an unexplained injury to patient.

It is alleged that neglect occurred with a resident was found with his/her head wedged in the gap between the mattress and the grab bar with his/her head pressing up against the grab bar.  As a result s/he sustained swelling to his/her right eye and there was an open wound to his/her head.

Anoka Rehab & Living Center Complaint Findings for Neglect of Health Care – Medications

In another report concluded on June 20, 2013, the Minnesota Department of Health cites Anoka Rehab for neglect of health care – medications.

It is alleged that neglect occurred when a resident was not provided an ordered medication approximately three weeks resulting an adverse effects.

Neglect occurred when the facility staff members changed the resident’s mattress without adjusting the placement of the grab bars, leaving a large gap between the mattress and the grab bar.  The resident’s head became entrapped in the gap resulting in swelling and an open wound to the right side of the resident’s face and right eye.

Staff members verified that the resident was found about 4:20 a.m. with his/her head entrapped between the mattress and the grab bars.  The resident’s face was swollen and there was blood and superficial open area to the outer right corner of his/her right eye.

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, medication theft, bed rails 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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There was also a recent complaint against Anoka Metro Rehab after a resident suffers injuries by consuming a toxic substance.

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New Journey Residence Complaint for Neglect

Written By: Kenneth LaBore | Published On: 1st December 2019 | Category: Fall Injuries, Medication Administration Mistakes, Medication Drug Error | RSS Feed
Resident Suffers Head Injury after Fall on Stairs at New Journey Residence
Resident Suffers Head Injury after Fall on Stairs at New Journey Residence

Resident Suffers Head Injury After Fall on Stairway

It is alleged in a report from the Minnesota Department of Health that a client at New Journey Residence was neglected when the facility did not provide a safe environment and received a subdural hematoma (a collection of blood between the covering and the surface of the brain, most often the result of a head injury and frost bite to his knees. The client died 15 days later.

Neglect was substantiated. The facility was responsible for the maltreatment. The facility failed to implement safety precautions when the client had a history of exit seeking. The client was able to get outside without staff knowledge. The client had a fall, was injured, and died.

New Journey Residence Substantiated Complaint Neglect of Health Care

New Journey Residence Substantiated Complaint Neglect of Health Care

New Journey Residence In Eveleth Investigated For Neglect

It was alleged in a report dated December 24, 2015, that clients at New Journey Residence that clients are being neglected because the facility does not have adequate staffing to provide supervision, personal cares, and medical administration to the clients.

New Journey Residence Substantiated Complaint For Neglect

Based on a preponderance of the evidence, the allegation of neglect of health care is substantiated.  Neglect did occur when two clients were observed during onsite investigation to required immediate assistance and the licensee did not have sufficient trained staff to provide care.  One client required emergency care at the hospital and the second required immediate transfer to another housing with services facility.

Observations made during the onsite investigation revealed the Housing with Services Establishment has 8 memory care units and 44 additional care units.  Four clients resided on the memory care unity 26 clients resided on another unit.  The licensee had 1 unlicensed professional working in the locked memory care unit and 1 unlicensed professional working in the non-memory care unit.  Client 1 and Client 2 both resided in the non-membory care unit.  In addition, the licensee had 2 kitchen staff members working and providing direct care to clients.

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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Shiloh Assisted Living Cited with Neglect after Failure to Provide CPR to Dying Client

Written By: Kenneth LaBore | Published On: 21st February 2019 | Category: Failure to Provide CPR, Medication Administration Mistakes, Wrongful Death | RSS Feed

MDH Cites Shiloh Assisted Living
Failed to Respond to Client’s Change in Condition

Shiloh Assisted Living Cited After Failure to Provide CPR to Client in Distress
Shiloh Assisted Living Cited After Failure to Provide CPR to Client in Distress

In a report from the Minnesota Department of Health it is alleged that a client at Shiloh Assisted Living was neglected when facility staff failed to provide CPR (cardio-pulmonary resuscitation).

Neglect Finding Due to Failure to Provide CPR to Client at Shiloh Assisted Living

Neglect was substantiated. The facility was responsible for maltreatment. The facility informed clients in the contracted service plan that CPR was not a service provided by the facility. However, the staff failed to follow the facility’s emergency protocol when the client had difficulty breathing.

The failure to honor a Physician Ordered Life Sustaining Order (POLST) can lead to a person in urgent critical care not receiving the medical intervention and attempt to safe their life they wished for in the event they were ever in that situation.

Other substantiated neglect findings against Shiloh Assisted Living include: resident elopement, and  medication error.

Resident Medication Error

In a recent report by the MDH there was a finding of substantiated neglect after a medication error.

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 and supervision or a failure to follow procedures as medication management and administration. Most forms of elder abuse are preventable with proper care and supervision.

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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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Whispering Pines Assisted Living Cited by MDH for Theft of Medication, Sexual Abuse, Verbal Abuse

Written By: Kenneth LaBore | Published On: 3rd February 2019 | Category: Medication Administration Mistakes, Medication Drug Error, Sexual Abuse | RSS Feed

This is also a recent MDH Finding of Abuse at Whispering Pines Assisted Living, verbal abuse to resident.

Whispering Pines Assisted Living Cited by MDH for Financial Exploitation, Drug Diversion

Whispering Pines Assisted Living Cited by MDH for Financial Exploitation, Drug Diversion

Whispering Pines Assisted Living Substantiated Allegation of Financial Exploitation – Drug Diversion, Sexual Abuse

In a report concluded on July 21, 2015, the Minnesota Department of Health cites Whispering Pines Assisted Living alleging that a client was financially exploited when a staff, alleged perpetrator (AP) took the client’s narcotic medications for his/her own personal use.

Whispering Pines Assisted Living MDH Findings

Based on a preponderance of the evidence, financial exploitation is substantiated.  The alleged perpetrator (AP) took 76 oxycodone hydrochloride (a narcotic pain medication) 5 mg tablets that belonged to the client without the client’s permission.

The client received services from the facility for medication administration and was oriented to person, place and time.   The client was identified as having pain and required medication administration in the form of oxycodone hydrochloride up to six times per day.

Sexual Abuse Substantiated Against Multiple Residents at Whispering Pines Assisted Living

In a report concluded on June 11, 2015, the Minnesota Department of Health cites Whispering Pines Assisted Living alleging a client was abused by a staff member, the alleged perpetrator, (AP) had a sexual relationship with the client.

In a report concluded on June 11, 2015, the Minnesota Department of Health cites Whispering Pines Assisted Living alleging that another client was sexually abused by the AP who had a sexual relationship with the vulnerable adult at least once during the time of March 20 to April 3, 2015.

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, sexual abuse 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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Walker Methodist Westwood Ridge Cited with Neglect after Lack of Monitoring – Placing Call Light Out of Reach

Written By: Kenneth LaBore | Published On: 14th January 2019 | Category: Medication Administration Mistakes, Medication Drug Error | RSS Feed
Client at Walker Methodist Westwood Ridge Cited After Resident Left in Recliner Without Access to Call Light Button – Restraint

MDH Cites Walker Methodist Westwood Ridge after Placing Resident in Situation Considered a Restraint – No Access to Call Light

In a report from the Minnesota Department of Health it is alleged that a client at Walker Methodist Westwood Ridge in West St. Paul was neglected the alleged perpetrator placed the client’s call button out of reach; unplugged the reclining chair, leaving it reclined; and shut the door. The client was fearful and calling out for help.

Failure to Monitor Client at Walker Methodist Westwood Ridge Leads to Finding of Neglect

Neglect was substantiated. The facility was responsible for the maltreatment. While attempting to follow the client’s care plan, the alleged perpetrator (AP) unreasonably confined the client when she left the client lying flat in an electric recliner, unplugged it from the wall, and removed the client’s call light. The client was unable to reposition himself or press his call light for staff’s assistance. The client became panicked and screamed for help.

Walker Methodist Westwood Ridge Cited by MDH for Medication Error

In a report from the MDH, a client at Walker Methodist Westwood Ridges was cited with neglect. The alleged perpetrator was responsible for the maltreatment. The was a preponderance of the evidence that the medication error occurred due to a failure by the alleged perpetrator (AP) to follow facility policy and procedure, on which the facility had adequately trained. The client required emergency medical care.

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

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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MDH Cites The Prairie Lodge at Earle Brown with Neglect after Client Develops Sores

Written By: Kenneth LaBore | Published On: 14th January 2019 | Category: Medication Administration Mistakes, Pressure Ulcers | RSS Feed
Skin Breakdown for Client of The Prairie Lodge at Earle Brown
Skin Breakdown for Client and Medication Error for Another Client of The Prairie Lodge at Earle Brown

The Prairie Lodge at Earle Brown Cited after Client Suffers Skin Breakdown from Poor Care

In a report from the Minnesota Department of Health it is alleged that a client at The Prairie Lodge at Earle Brown was neglected when facility staff failed to follow the client’s physician orders with regard to skin care and catheter bag care. This neglect has led to multiple areas of skin breakdown around client’s suprapubic site, buttocks, and groin folds.

Failure to Provide Skin Care Leads to Skin Breakdown at Prairie Lodge at Earle Brown According to MDH

Neglect was substantiated. The facility was responsible for the maltreatment. The facility staff did not consistently follow the client’s service plan, frequently omitting services required for the client’s physical well-being. The omission did lead to skin breakdown and resulted in substandard technique of the client’s catheter.

In another substantiated finding of neglect by the MDH after medication errors lead to a change in condition of a client.

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 skin break down often leading to sores and possible infection and septis. 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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Sanctuary of West St. Paul Cited after Client Suffers Internal Bleeding

Written By: Kenneth LaBore | Published On: 13th January 2019 | Category: Medication Administration Mistakes, Uncategorized | RSS Feed
Sanctuary of West St. Paul Cited For Failing to Take Client’s INR Levels for Two Months

MDH Cites Sanctuary of West St. Paul for Failing to Take INR Levels

In a report from the Minnesota Department of Health it is alleged that a client at Sanctuary of West St. Paul was neglected when the facility did not obtain her INR levels for 2 months. The client was hospitalized with internal bleeding.

Failure to Sanctuary West St. Paul

Neglect was substantiated. The facility was responsible for the maltreatment because the facility had no system to track when critical laboratory tests were due or had been missed, as a result, the client’s INR was not checked when ordered. This contributed to an incident where the client was hospitalized for internal bleeding.

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

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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Garden House Estates Cited with Neglect after Medication Error

Written By: Kenneth LaBore | Published On: 12th January 2019 | Category: Medication Administration Mistakes, Medication Drug Error | RSS Feed
Medication Error at Garden House Estates
Medication Error at Garden House Estates

MDH Cites Garden House Estates after Administering Wrong Dose of Medication to Client

In a report from the Minnesota Department of Health it is alleged that facility staff at Garden House Estates in Duluth administered incorrect doses of medication resulting in hospitalization.

Medication Error at Garden House Estates

Neglect was substantiated. The client went seven days without receiving a high risk medication, Coumadin (a blood thinner). The home care provider had no licensed nursing coverage and therefore missed implementing the Coumadin order. The client received emergency treatment, and experienced stress and financial burden, as a result of the home care provider’s error.

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

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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Client at Gable Pines at Vadnais Heights Failed to Administer Medication

Written By: Kenneth LaBore | Published On: 12th January 2019 | Category: Medication Administration Mistakes | RSS Feed
Gable Pines at Vadnais Heights Failed to Provide Needed Medication
Gable Pines at Vadnais Heights Failed to Provide Needed Medication

MDH Cites Gable Pines at Vadnais Heights for Medical Management Errors

In a report from the Minnesota Department of Health it is alleged that a client at Gable Pines at Vadnais Heights was neglected when facility staff failed to answer emergency alerts, administer prescribed medication to treat urinary tract infection, and appropriately administer nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs causing ulcers in resident.

Failure to Administer Medications Leads to Gastric Ulcer

Neglect was substantiated. The facility was responsible for the maltreatment. A pendant response log confirmed a client waited 56 minutes and 21 seconds for staff to respond to her page for help. During the course of the investigation two additional clients were found to have been neglected when the facility failed to ensure provision of medication management services; specifically, coordinating refills, responding to medication errors, and handling and implementing changes to prescriptions.

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

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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Neglect Cited at Empowerment Healthcare after Failure to Provide Medications for Client

Written By: Kenneth LaBore | Published On: 12th January 2019 | Category: Medication Administration Mistakes | RSS Feed
Healthcare Neglect Due to Failure to Proivide Medications as Ordered for Client
Empowermenet Healthcare Neglect Due to Failure to Proivide Medications as Ordered for Client

Staff at Empowerment Healthcare Cited with Neglect – Medication Error

In a report from the Minnesota Department of Health it is alleged that a client at Empowerment Healthcare was neglected when facility staff failed to administer a medication for four weeks, resulting in hospitalization.

If you have questions about elder abuse and neglect including medication errors, call Kenneth LaBore, Esq. at 612-743-9048 for a Free Consultation.

Medication Administration Mistake at Empowerment Healthcare

Neglect was substantiated. The facility was responsible for the maltreatment. The investigation revealed more than four weeks of the medication was not administered according to medical provider’s orders. Although the client was hospitalized, it was for a reason unrelated to the medication failure. The client did not incur harm from the error.

Medication errors are preventable neglect. Often due to a lack of qualified staff members trained on proper medication administration protocols. The proper administration of medications is a critical part of being a care provider and residents and must be done as ordered by the medical provider.

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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