MDH Cites Park Health A Villa after Resident Requires Surgery Due to Neglect
In a report from the Minnesota Department of Health it is alleged that Park Health A Villa neglected the resident when the facility did not provide adequate wound care or respond to the resident’s change in condition with increased drainage and fever. The facility transferred the resident to the hospital two days later. The hospital diagnosed the resident with sepsis.
Failure to Provide Proper Care Leads to Septic Wound
Based on a preponderance of evidence neglect occurred when the facility failed to notify the resident’s physician of a change in condition. Although the facility staff provided adequate wound care, staff failed to notify the resident’s physician of a significant change in condition. The resident exhibited signs of infection including: increased pain, loss of appetite, wound dehiscence, increased wound drainage, a change in the color of the wound drainage, increased knee swelling, changes in the wound’s appearance, the development of wound slough, and fever. The resident was hospitalized and required multiple surgeries to debride the wound.
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A common form of neglect in elder care facilities involves a failure to provide proper care and monitoring including wound care. Most forms of elder abuse are preventable with proper care and supervision.
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