Recent MDH Substantiated Neglect at Spectrum Community Health for medication theft.
Spectrum Community Health Complaint for Neglect Resulting in Femur Fracture
In a report dated November 20, 2015, the Minnesota Department of Health alleged that a client was neglected when s/he was unsupervised while in the bathroom and suffered and fall resulting in a femur fracture.
Based on a preponderance of evidence, neglect occurred when the client’s care plan was not followed, the client was left unattended in the bathroom and fell and sustained a fracture of the right hip.
The client received services from the facility that included physical assistance with toileting, safety checks, and medication management. The client’s service plan indicated to staff when to provide toileting assistance to the client and included that staff were to stay with the client while in the bathroom.
The day the client fell, the client had attended an activity and was walked back to his/her room by Employee A. Employee A left the resident on the toilet and told Employee B to check on him/her. The client attempted to self transfer and fell suffering a fracture injury to the right hip.
The client’s family was interviewed and stated that when the client was admitted to the facility, administrative staff ensured that the client’s serplan would indicate that the client would be supervised in the bathroom. The client’s family stated that they were called when the resident had a fall and were told that the client was left alone in the bathroom.
Spectrum Community Health Inver Grove Heights Complaint Findings for Exploitation
In a report concluded on September 9, 2013, the Minnesota Department of Health cites Spectrum Community Health Inver Grove Heights for exploitation by staff.
It is alleged that financial exploitation occurred when a staff person, alleged perpetrator (AP) made purchases totaling $1154.13 with a client’s credit card without permission.
For more information from the Minnesota Department of Health, Office of Health Facility Complaints concerning nursing homes, assisted living and other elder care providers view resolved complaints at the MDH website.
If you have concerns about fall injuries, financial exploitation or any other form of elder abuse or neglect contact Minnesota Elder Abuse Attorney Kenneth LaBore at 612-743-9048 or toll free at 1-888-452-6589 or by email at KLaBore@MNnursinghomeneglect.com.