Oak Hills Living Center New Ulm Complaint Findings for Patient Rights
In a report concluded on November 1, 2013, the Minnesota Department of Health cites Oak Hills Living Center for patient rights violation by staff.
It is alleged that a resident’s rights were violated when his/her POLST “full code” status was not followed. A licensed practical nurse (LPN) witnessed the resident take his/her last two breaths and not initiate CPR.
Based on a preponderance of the evidence, the allegation of neglect is substantiated. Neglect occurred when cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) was not performed on a resident who had a Provider Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment (POLST) form that indicated the resident wanted CPR to be initiated.
Oak Hills Living Center New Ulm Complaint Findings for Exploitation
In a report concluded on June 27, 2011, the Minnesota Department of Health cites Oak Hills Living Center for exploitation by staff.
The allegation is financial exploitation based on the following: the alleged perpetrator stole $120.00 and keys from Resident #1. (The keys belonged to Resident #1’s lock box, house and vehicle).
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, resident rights 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.