MDH Cites the Shores at Lake Phalen after Head Injury to Resident
In a report from the Minnesota Department of Health it is alleged that clients at the Shores at Lake Phalen were neglected when the facility failed to provide adequate supervision, which resulted in client #1 and client #2 falling during an altercation. Client #1 hit her head and sustained a significant laceration to the back of her head, requiring 18 stiches.
Failure to Supervise Residents Leads to Fall with Laceration to Head
Neglect was substantiated. The facility was responsible for maltreatment. The memory care unit was required to have two staff members present at all times. During the time of the incidents, there was one staff member present, and they were unable to manage several clients that were exhibiting aggressive behaviors. The facility was aware of prior verbal altercations between the clients, but had not re-assessed the clients or implemented new interventions to address the concern. In conclusion, neglect of supervision was substantiated.
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A common form of neglect in elder care facilities involves a lack of proper attention and supervision of residents resulting in falls and other injuries. Other frequents errors involve medication management and administration. Most forms of elder abuse are preventable with proper care and supervision.
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