Oak Terrace Senior Housing of Gaylord Cited by MDH After Resident Requires Hospitalization Due to Medication Errors
In a report concluded on May 26, 2015, the Minnesota Department of Health cites Oak Terrace Senior Housing of Gaylord alleging that a client was neglected when staff failed to administer medications ordered by his/her physician and the client became dehydrated and weak, developed high potassium and was hospitalized.
Findings from MDH Oak Terrace Senior Housing
The preponderance of the evidence established that neglect occurred when the facility did not provide the necessary care to maintain the client’s physical health. Staff did not administer an anti-nausea medication to assist the client with symptoms of nausea/vomiting and the client required medical treatment at the hospital for dehydration.
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 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.