Specialty Care Group Minneapolis Complaint Findings for Neglect of Health Care
In a report concluded on April 22, 2014, the Minnesota Department of Health cites Specialty Care Group Minneapolis for neglect of health care.
It is alleged that neglect occurred. The staff providing 24 hour care is unable to provide adequate care to client. The staff is not able to manage tube feedings, the client was found positioned inappropriately and one staff was found drunk and passed out in the client’s bathroom.
Substantiated Neglect Complaint Against Specialty Care Group Minneapolis
The AP was interviewed and gave the following account of what occurred: The AP started her/his shift at 10:00 a.m. At approximately 9:00 p.m., Client #1 and Client #2 were settled in bed and all personal cares were completed. The AP was in the kitchen cleaning, bumped a cupboard door and heard bottles clinking. The AP opened the cupboard door and saw numerous bottles of alcohol. The next thing the AP remembers was at approximately 9:00 a.m. the following morning, the police were there and the AP was taken out of the apartment. The AP stated that s/he remembered thinking that s/he had not administered Client #1’s gastric tube feeding at 5:00 a.m. The AP stated s/he believed that s/he did not pass out, but rather fell asleep. The AP could not recall how much alcohol s/he drank.
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If you have concerns about inadequate care or any other form of elder abuse or neglect contact Elder Abuse and Neglect Attorney Kenneth LaBore at 1-888-452-6589 or by email at KLaBore@MNnursinghomeneglect.com.