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Milesteone Senior Living Client Dies Days After Severe Dehydration and Weight Loss

Written By: Kenneth LaBore | Published On: 17th May 2016 | Category: Dehydration, Failure to Resond to Change in Condition | RSS Feed
Client at Milestone Senior Living in Faribault Dies a Few Days After Severing Severe Dehydration

Client at Milestone Senior Living in Faribault Dies a Few Days After Suffering Severe Dehydration

Client Hospitalized After Allegation of Neglect at Milestone Senior Living

In a report from the Minnesota Department of Health dated April 4, 2016, it is alleged that at Milestone Senior Living was neglected when s/he lost at least 25 pounds in two months.  Also the client was hospitalized and was found to be extremely dehydrated.  The client died three days later.

Dehydrated Client Leads Neglect Finding at Milestone Senior Living in Faribault

Based on the preponderance of the evidence, neglect of health care did occur when the home care provider failed to assess and monitor the client’s change in condition to the client’s physician and the client was hospitalized.  The cumulative effect of lack of assessment and monitoring resulted in neglect of health care of the client.

The client resided on the memory care unit and was receiving  services from the home care provider.  The client had diagnoses of neurocognitive disorder with behaviors, psychotic episodes and delusions.  The client was alert, forgetful, confused and anxious, and required total assistance with toileting and toileting schedule, required assistance with bathing and grooming, used a walker for mobility and was independent in eating.  The client resided at the facility for approximately three months.

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 medication errors, improper use of medical equipment, falls 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.

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Benedictine Health Center Neglect Substantiated

Written By: Kenneth LaBore | Published On: 3rd March 2015 | Category: Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect | RSS Feed
Neglect of Health Care Dehydration

Neglect of Health Care Dehydration, Benedictine Health Center

Benedictine Health Center in City Complaint Findings for Neglect

In a report concluded on June 20, 2012, the Minnesota Department of Health cites Benedictine Health Center Neglect Substantiated for neglect of health care.

The allegation is neglect based on the following:  Resident #1 was not assessed and treated in a timely manner when the resident became less responsive, would not eat or drink and had diarrhea.  Resident #1 was sent to the hospital and admitted with dehydration and possible C difficile.

Substantiated Neglect Against Benedictine Health Center

According to the CDC, people getting medical care can catch serious infections called healthcare-associated infections (HAIs). One type of HAI – caused by the germ C. difficile – was estimated to cause almost half a million infections in the United States in 2011, and 29,000 died within 30 days of the initial diagnosis. Those most at risk are people, especially older adults, who take antibiotics and also get medical care. CDC provides guidelines and tools to the healthcare community to help prevent Clostridium difficile infections as well as provides resources to help the public safeguard their own health.

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 dehydration 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.

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