MDH Cites Sanctuary of West St. Paul for Failing to Take INR Levels
In a report from the Minnesota Department of Health it is alleged that a client at Sanctuary of West St. Paul was neglected when the facility did not obtain her INR levels for 2 months. The client was hospitalized with internal bleeding.
Failure to Provide Proper Care
Neglect was substantiated. The facility was responsible for the maltreatment because the facility had no system to track when critical laboratory tests were due or had been missed, as a result, the client’s INR was not checked when ordered. This contributed to an incident where the client was hospitalized for internal bleeding.
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A common form of neglect in elder care facilities involves medication management and administration. Most forms of elder abuse are preventable with proper care and supervision.
The state of Minnesota has several resources for residents and providers, including resident bill of rights for nursing homes, bill of rights for hospice, information for assisted living facilities and supervised living facilities.
If you are interested in viewing facility and provider complaint and survey findings they are available on the MDH website. You can also use the MDH website to verify a facility license or professional credentials. There is also a link to check the Nursing Assistant Registry.
The MDH website also includes information that is meant for providers but is very helpful for caregivers and residents as well. There are nursing home training videos, nursing assistant training information, and information on the Case Mix Review, and federal nursing home regulation resources.
If you are looking for a nursing home facility or elder care provider the MDH offers information on how to find a facility. The website allows you to look for a provider based on the type of care or facility needed and by city, county and provider name.
Report Suspected Elder Abuse
If you have concerns about care provided to a resident in a nursing home, assisted living or any other type of elder care provider contact Attorney Kenneth LaBore for a Free Consultation to discuss your legal rights and options.