The Margaret S. Parmly Residence Chisago City Complaint Findings for Neglect – Falls
In a report concluded on February 16, 2011, the Minnesota Department of Health cites The Margaret S. Parmly Residence Chisago City for neglect of health care – falls.
The allegation of neglect is made on the following: Resident #1 was transferred with assist of one using a Hoyer Lift by the Alleged Perpetrator (AP). The resident fell out of the lift and landed on the floor on her buttocks. She hit her head on the lift resulting in a laceration which required 7 Staples. The transfer was supposed to be conducted by two staff.
Substantiated Complaint Parmly Residence
Common injuries from the use of mechanical devices such as hoyer lifts, BRODA chairs, sit-stand lifts, and many other types of medical mechanical assistance devices designed to make transferring a resident easier can also lead to serious and deadly injuries. The mechanical lifts such as a Hoyer type lift use a sling to carry the resident from the bed to a wheelchair or from wheelchair to chair, etc. To transfer the resident they are raised above the surface of the bed or chair and placed and then lowered. If the sling is not the correct sling, or the sling is not sized right, or the sling is not attached correctly or the sling is not placed under the resident correct, or if the lift is not stable due to not being fully set up, then the resident can fall and potentially suffer fratures and serious head injuries.
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 injuries from mechanical lifts, falls or any other form of elder abuse or neglect contact Elder Abuse and Neglect Attorney Kenneth LaBore at 612-743-9048 o4 toll free at 1-888-452-6589 or by email at KLaBore@MNnursinghomeneglect.com.