Samaritan Bethany Home in News After Resident Fall
Samaritan Bethany Home on Eighth in Rochester was Cited for Neglect after the Fall leading to a Resident’s Death.
According to a new story by Rochester, Minn. (KTTC-DT) titled Rochester nursing home aide suspended after patient death — The Minnesota Department of Health says the actions of an aide at a Rochester nursing home contributed to the death of a patient earlier this year.
According to the report, a nursing assistant at Samaritan Bethany Home on Eighth did not provide proper care to a resident, while helping her go to the bathroom. The report indicates that the elderly resident required assistance from nursing home staff with walking and using the rest room. The resident was assisted with a gait belt and the a walker, which had a built-in chair. During the course of the transfer the aide became distracted and left the resident standing alone without supervision and fell as a result. The resident sustained a T2 fracture and a closed head injury. The incident occurred in April and the injured nursing home resident passed away in May 2010 from aspiration pneumonia with recent fall listed as a contributing condition leading to her death.
More Information About Complaint Against Samaritan Bethany Home
For a copy of the Complaint and finding from the Minnesota Department of Health, OHFC COMPLAINT
I know from my own experience as an attorney that handles nursing home abuse and neglect cases, that many types of abuse and neglect, including falls can be greatly reduced by regular assessments and notice to a physician and family with any change in condition and through the use of additional safety interventions. The most common forms of neglect besides falls include, failure to provide proper nutrition and hydration, urinary tract infections, infectious disease, medication errors, failure to assist and supervise and others which also may lead to the increased risk of an elderly person sustaining serious injury or death from falls. Often if the fall does not cause the death directly it will lead to death from complications such as pressure ulcers / septic infections and pneumonia.
This website is not intended to provide legal advice as each situation is different and specific factual information must be obtained before an attorney is able to assess the legal questions relevant to your situation.
If you notice any of the following, then it is important to discuss your concerns with your loved one as well as with an experienced nursing home abuse lawyer.
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury or abuse in a nursing home or other care facility that serves the elderly in Minnesota please contact our firm for a free consultation and information regarding the obligations of the facility and your rights as a resident or concerned family member. To contact Attorney Kenneth L. LaBore, directly please send an email to KLaBore@MNnursinghomeneglect.com, or call Ken at 612-743-9048 or toll free at 1-888-452-6589.