In a report from the MDH, St. Therese / Saint Therese of Woodbury was alleged to neglect a resident when the facility failed to follow the client’s service plan for toileting, resulting in a fall with injuries.
Fall Injury at Saint Therese Woodbury
Neglect is substantiated. The alleged perpetrator (AP) was responsible for neglect. The AP failed to toilet the client during the night shift and the client had a fall with injuries when the client toileted herself. The AP could not sign into the computer to access to client service plan, and therefore did not complete or document any scheduled client services. The AP did not contact the on-call nurse for assistance.
The investigation included interviews with facility staff, including nursing staff, unlicensed staff and family member. The investigator conducted observation of staff/client interactions toured the facility, spoke with additional clients, and reviewed documents, including policies related to implementation of service plans, nursing assessments, and falls prevention.
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A common form of neglect in elder care facilities involves medication management and administration or injuries from fall and fractures. Most forms of elder abuse are preventable with proper care and supervision.
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