MDH Cites Oak Terrace Senior Living of Jordan
In a report from the Minnesota Department of Health it is alleged that a client at Oak Terrace Senior Living of Jordan was neglected when the facility did not adequately assess, monitor, and follow up by contacting emergency medical services when a client choked twice. The facility notified emergency medical services about 45 minutes after the choking episode because the client became unconscious.
Client Physically Restrained at Oak Terrace Senior Living of Jordan
In a report from the MDH abuse was substantiated. The AP was responsible for the maltreatment. The AP received training on abuse and neglect. The AP unreasonably confined the client when she wrapped a gait belt around the client’s legs and fastened it in a manner that prevented the client from releasing the belt.
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 issues with a resident choking on food or bolus. Staff needs to be trained on the dietary needs of residents and how to reduce the chances of choking on food. There must also be training on how to identify a resident in distress and when to contact “911” due to a change in condition. Most forms of elder abuse are preventable with proper care and supervision.
The state of Minnesota has several resources for residents and providers, including resident bill of rights for nursing homes, bill of rights for hospice, information for assisted living facilities and supervised living facilities.
If you are interested in viewing facility and provider complaint and survey findings they are available on the MDH website. You can also use the MDH website to verify a facility license or professional credentials. There is also a link to check the Nursing Assistant Registry.
The MDH website also includes information that is meant for providers but is very helpful for caregivers and residents as well. There are nursing home training videos, nursing assistant training information, and information on the Case Mix Review, and federal nursing home regulation resources.
If you are looking for a nursing home facility or elder care provider the MDH offers information on how to find a facility. The website allows you to look for a provider based on the type of care or facility needed and by city, county and provider name.
Report Suspected Elder Abuse
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.