Facility’s Failure to Respond Leads to Neglect after Fall
In a report from the Minnesota Department of Health it is alleged that a client at Riverview Landing failed to provide appropriate assistance to the client after a fall incident. The client was on the floor for two hours without any help. Gradually, the client’s condition declined, she vomited, and was transferred to the emergency room and was admitted to the intensive care unit.
MDH Investigates Riverview Landing for Failure to Properly Respond to Fall Incident
Neglect was substantiated. The facility was responsible for the maltreatment due to inadequate training of the staff, including orientation to thee client or of how to respond to clients in an emergency situation. Staff mistakenly believed the client was an independent living client, and thus, did not appropriately assist the client following a fall. This resulted in an hour and a half delay in getting the client emergency medical attention.
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