St Francis Home Breckenridge Complaint Findings for Neglect – Falls
In a report concluded on June 15, 2011, the Minnesota Department of Health cites St Francis Home Breckenridge for neglect of health care – falls.
The allegation is neglect based on the following: Resident #1 fell in the bathroom and although the resident indicated she was experiencing pain, staff ambulated her to bed. Resident #1 was later diagnosed.
Substantiated Neglect St. Francis Home After Resident Fall
Falls Are Serious and Costly 2004 – 2013, United States Unintentional Fall Death Rates per 100,000 All Races, Both Sexes, Ages 65+ Source: http://www.cdc.gov/HomeandRecreationalSafety/Falls/adultfalls.html
•One out of five falls causes a serious injury such as broken bones or a head injury.1,2
•Each year, 2.5 million older people are treated in emergency departments for fall injuries.3
•Over 700,000 patients a year are hospitalized because of a fall injury, most often because of a head injury or hip fracture.3
•Each year at least 250,000 older people are hospitalized for hip fractures.5
•More than 95% of hip fractures are caused by falling,6 usually by falling sideways.7
•Falls are the most common cause of traumatic brain injuries (TBI).8
•Adjusted for inflation, the direct medical costs for fall injuries are $34 billion annually.8 Hospital costs account for two-thirds of the total.
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 falls or any other form of elder abuse or neglect contact Elder Abuse and Neglect Attorney Kenneth LaBore at 612-743-9048 or toll free at 1-888-452-6589 or by email at KLaBore@MNnursinghomeneglect.com.