Man Found in Facility Soaked in Urine and Unresponsive
The health department has released documents regarding the investigation at Hillcrest Terrace, determining that there was information to back up claims of neglect.
According to the investigation, the man had to be taken to the hospital after he was found unresponsive in his room. The report states that the man suffered from diabetes and was incontinent. His care required that his glucose levels be monitored on a daily basis.
The health department says in their report that his blood sugar was very low after he was discovered. It was also found that he had a urinary tract infection.
In the report, it is said that the room was quite a mess with old food cans and a number of ash trays around the room. There were ash burns on the carpet, no bed linens, and the furniture was ripped and filthy, there were urine stains on the carpet as well. When the ambulance crew arrived, they stated that they could smell the urine in the hallway before they reached his room.
Soaked in Urine and Unresponsive in Room with Mold
There was also mold in the room from the excess moisture.
An employee told investigators that she knew there was a problem with the urine in the carpet and said that she would use enzymatic cleaner, pouring it straight from the bottle without diluting it in an effort to get rid of the smell.
The investigative report states that there have been a number of attempts to contact other employees, but they have not been successful. There are a total of 12 telephone messages to four employees that have been unanswered. The man has since returned to the care facility and given a new room that is much cleaner.
Soaked in Urine or Unresponsive Resident – Call and Report to Adult Protection
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