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Centennial Gardens Cited with Neglect after Resident Wanders and Resident Rash

Written By: Kenneth LaBore | Published On: 10th April 2019 | Category: Lost Resident Wandering Elopement | RSS Feed
Centennial Gardens in Crystal Cited by MDH after Resident Elopes and Resident Suffers Rash without Care.
Centennial Gardens in Crystal Cited by MDH after Resident Elopes and Resident Suffers Severe Rash without Proper Care.

MDH Cites Centennial Gardens for Lack of Supervision of Resident

In a report from the Minnesota Department of Health it is alleged that a client at Centennial Gardens was neglected when the facility failed to adequately supervise a resident who eloped from the facility. The resident was seriously injured after being struck by a motor vehicle.

Failure to Supervise and Monitor Leads to Elopement

Neglect was substantiated. The facility was responsible for the maltreatment.

Centennial Gardens also Cited for Lack of Response to Resident’s Severe Rash

In a report from the MDH the facility was cited for neglect after an allegation that the facility staff failed to seek medical attention for a severe rash, which resulted in hospitalization.

For a Free Consultation with an experienced elder abuse and neglect attorney call Kenneth LaBore at 612-743-9048.

A common form of neglect in elder care facilities involves issues with monitoring or a response when there is a change in condition. Most forms of elder abuse such as resident wandering and most falls are preventable with proper care and supervision.

Report Suspected Elder Abuse

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If you have concerns about care provided to a resident in a nursing home, assisted living or any other type of elder care provider contact Attorney Kenneth LaBore for a Free Consultation to discuss your legal rights and options.

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Hopkins Health Services Cited for Neglect by MDH

Written By: Kenneth LaBore | Published On: 31st January 2019 | Category: Fall Injuries, Lost Resident Wandering Elopement | RSS Feed
Failure to Supervise Resident at Hopkins Health Services after Wandering and Elopepment, Resident Fall with Fractured Hip
Failure to Supervise Resident at Hopkins Health Services after Wandering and Elopepment, Resident Fall with Fractured Hip

MDH Cites Hopkins Health Services after Resident Suffers Fractured Hip

In a report from the Minnesota Department of Health it is alleged that a client at Hopkins Health Services was neglected when facility staff failed to provide sufficient supervision leading to the resident eloping in a fall and hip fracture

Failure to Supervise Resident Leads to Elopement and Resulting Fractured Hip

Neglect was substantiated. The facility cited for neglect when a resident at high risk for falling, and with cognitive impairments walked outside the front door of the facility in the dark and fell to the ground, sustaining a fracture to her/his right leg near the hip.

Elopement and Hip Injury to Resident at Hopkins Health Services

There was a citation by the Minnesota Department of Health after a resident was neglected and as a result eloped from the facility and suffered hip injury.

Other Substantiated Neglect Findings at Hopkins Health

Other neglect findings for lack of supervision-elopement, neglect of health care-falls.

For a Free Consultation with an experienced elder abuse and neglect attorney call Kenneth LaBore at 612-743-9048.

A common form of neglect in elder care facilities involves a failure to monitor or supervise resident can result in elopement and wandering resulting in falls and fractures. Most forms of elder abuse are preventable with proper care and supervision.

Report Suspected Elder Abuse

Click Here For Link To Report Abuse To Adult Protection
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If you have concerns about care provided to a resident in a nursing home, assisted living or any other type of elder care provider contact Attorney Kenneth LaBore for a Free Consultation to discuss your legal rights and options.

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Colony Court Cited for Failing to Supervise Resident

Written By: Kenneth LaBore | Published On: 20th January 2019 | Category: Lost Resident Wandering Elopement, Uncategorized | RSS Feed
Colony Court - Elopement of Resident - Wandering Resident Lack of Supervision
Colony Court – Elopement of Resident – Wandering Resident Lack of Supervision

MDH Cites Colony Court after Resident is not Supervised Found Outside on Grass in Morning

In a report from the Minnesota Department of Health it is alleged that a client at Colony Court in Waseca when the alleged perpetrator (AP) failed to provide adequate supervision when the client receives two hour checks during the night. The client was not found until the following morning laying in the grass due to a fall.

Failure to Supervise Leads to Substantiated Neglect at Colony Court

Neglect was substantiated. The alleged perpetrator (AP, did willfully not complete multiple nighttime every 2-hour wellness safety checks as described in a service agreement with the facility. Because the 2-hour wellness checks were not completed, the client, who had left the facility and fallen in an adjacent wooded area and was not discovered for nearly ten hours. The client required admission to a hospital and a rehabilitation facility.

Other Findings of Substantiated Neglect at Colony Court for fall injury, neglect falls.

For a Free Consultation with an experienced elder abuse and neglect attorney call Kenneth LaBore at 612-743-9048.

A common form of neglect in elder care facilities involves the failure to properly monitor and supervise residents. Often a lack of supervision can lead to other risks to vulnerable adults such as elopement and wandering. Most forms of elder abuse are preventable with proper care and supervision.

Report Suspected Elder Abuse

Click Here For Link To Report Abuse To Adult Protection
Click Here For Link To Report Abuse To Adult Protection

If you have concerns about care provided to a resident in a nursing home, assisted living or any other type of elder care provider contact Attorney Kenneth LaBore for a Free Consultation to discuss your legal rights and options.

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Augustana Emerald Crest Burnsville

Written By: Kenneth LaBore | Published On: 9th August 2018 | Category: Lost Resident Wandering Elopement | RSS Feed
Augustana Emerald Crest Burnsville Elopement of Client
Augustana Emerald Crest Burnsville Elopement of Client

Augustana Emerald Crest Burnsville

In a report from the Minnesota Department of Health alleged that a client from Augustana Emerald Crest Burnsville was neglected when facility staff failed to supervise and monitor the client to ensure that the gate was securely latched. The client was able to leave the grounds through the gate.

For a Free Consultation with an Experienced Elder Neglect Attorney call Kenneth LaBore Toll Free at 1-888-452-6589.

Client Elopes from Augustana Emerald Crest Burnsville

Based on a preponderance of evidence, neglect is substantiated. The client was able to exit the locked unit and leave the facility property for multiple hours through two doors that were not functioning properly.

Resident Slapped by Staff at Augustana Emerald Crest Burnsville

In a report from the Minnesota Department of Health it was alleged that Augustana Emerald Crest was negligent when staff/alleged perpetrator (AP) slapped the resident in the face. The resident’s face was initially reddened but later resolved. Review of facility video showed the AP slapped the resident.

Based on a preponderance of evidence, abuse is substantiated . The alleged perpetrator (AP) slapped the client on the face. The AP and the client were identified on the facility video recording by the supervisory staff.

Report Suspected Elder Abuse

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The failure to monitor or supervise residents who leave the facility is often called elopement. The result can be tragic with serious injuries due to severe weather, accidents, falls and more. Wandering and elopement of unsupervised residents is a preventable form of neglect.

If you suspect elder or vulnerable adult neglect or abuse contact the Minnesota Adult Abuse Reporting Center answered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-844-880-1574.

If you have concerns about care provided to a resident in a nursing home, assisted living or any other type of elder care provider contact Attorney Kenneth LaBore for a Free Consultation to discuss your legal rights and options.

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Andrew Residence Cited after Elopement

Written By: Kenneth LaBore | Published On: 2nd March 2018 | Category: Lost Resident Wandering Elopement, Uncategorized | RSS Feed

Resident at Andrew Residence Elopes

Andrew Residence Elopement of Resident - Wandering Resident Lack of Supervision
Andrew Residence Elopement of Resident – Wandering Resident Lack of Supervision

The Minnesota Department of Health has concluded that based on a preponderance of evidence, the allegation that a client was neglected at Andrew Residence in Minneapolis Minnesota when the facility did not adequately supervise the resident. The resident does not

Andrew Residence Did Not Assess Risk of Elopement

The MDH investigation determined that neglect occurred when the facility failed to provide adequate supervision to the resident regarding his/her risks for elopement. The resident was on a mental health provisional discharge commitment; left the facility at night, left the country, and did not return for over three weeks without her prescribed medications.

If you have concerns about elder abuse and neglect contact Attorney Kenneth LaBore for a Free Consultation at 1-888-452-6589

Maltreatment Due to Elopement at Andrew Residence in Minneapolis

There are many common of forms of elder abuse and neglect often the result of a lack of qualified well trained staff to supervise and provide the necessary resident cares.

Most forms of elder abuse and neglect are preventable. If you are concerned about someone you love call Attorney Kenneth LaBore for a free consultation.

There are many types of ways someone can get injured in a care facility if they are not be cared for properly. Elopement or wandering can lead to many hazards including the possibility of death from freezing, burns, assaults, falls and others.

Attorney Kenneth LaBore from Guardian Legal Services, LLC has been representing victims of abuse, neglect and other injuries for decades. Our focus is on getting accountability for serious acts of maltreatment, abuse and preventable neglect.

Report Abuse and Neglect

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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 physical abuse, falls, mechanical lifts, financial exploitation or any other form of elder abuse or neglect contact Minnesota Elder Abuse Attorney Kenneth LaBore toll free at 612-743-9048 or toll free at 1-888-452-6589 or by email at KLaBore@MNnursinghomeneglect.com.

Free Consultation on Issues of Elder Abuse and Neglect Serving all of Minnesota Toll Free 1-888-452-6589
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Allegations of Neglect at Amazing Love in Crystal

Written By: Kenneth LaBore | Published On: 11th February 2018 | Category: Lost Resident Wandering Elopement, Medication Administration Mistakes | RSS Feed

Elopement and Medication Overdose at Amazing Love in Crystal

AMedication Overdose at Amazing Love LLC
Medication Overdose at Amazing Love LLC

In a report from the MDH it was alleged that a client was neglected when the alleged perpetrator (AP) failed to keep keys of the medication room secured. The client was able to get keys on multiple occasions and take medication causing overdose.

Based on a preponderance of evidence, the state determined neglect occurred when facility staff failed to provide supervision which was reasonable and necessary to maintain the client’s physical health, mental health, and safety. The facility failed to secure keys to the medication storage, thus allowing the client access to medications causing the client to overdose, requiring hospitalization and inpatient psychiatric services to keep the client safe.

Failure to Supervise, Wandering Elopement for 26 days at Amazing Love in Crystal

Failure to Supervise, Wandering Elopement for 26 days at Amazing Love in Crystal

Client Missing for 26 Days Under Supervision of Amazing Love LLC

According to a report dated, June 9, 2016 from the Minnesota Department of Health, it is alleged that a client was neglected when the staff at Amazing Love in Crystal did not follow the client’s care plan and failed to provide adequate supervision.  The client went missing and has been missing for 26 days.

MDH Substantiated Neglect Against Amazing Love LLC in Crystal Minnesota

Based on a preponderance of the evidence neglect of supervision occurred when the home care provider failed to assess and implement measures for a client with a known history of elopement and wandering risk.  The client required direct supervision and staff escorts outside with appointments.  The client went missing for 35 days and when the client was found and was hospitalized for increased blood sugars and poor of medication compliance. The client was alert but had cognitive impairments, psychosis, wandering and a history of eloping.  The client had type two diabetes that required insulin.  The client was court ordered to be in the care of the home care provider for a period of three months.

On admission the client was assessed as a risk for wandering and elopement but there were no interventions and plummeted implemented related to this for the staff to follow.

For more information on this facility or nursing homes see the MDH website.

Supervision of residents and vulnerable adults is essential.  The failure to monitor seniors with cognitive issues can result in very serious injuries such as medication errors, falls, fractures, Minnesota Nursing Home Wrongful Death Attorney due to accidents or from severe weather and exposure.

Most falls and accidents suffered by seniors are preventable!

If you are concerned about a vulnerable adult, or resident in elder care facility or receiving home care and want to consult with elder abuse and neglect attorney for a free consultation email Attorney Kenneth LaBore at KLaBore@MNnursinghomeneglect.com or call him directly at 612-743-9048 or toll free at 1-888-452-6589.

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Hawley Retirement Inc. Hawley Minnesota Neglect Leads to Elopement

Written By: Kenneth LaBore | Published On: 22nd February 2017 | Category: Lost Resident Wandering Elopement | RSS Feed

Resident at Hawley Retirement Inc. Hawley Suffers Facial Injuries After Fall When Wandering After Being Left Unsupervised

Resident at Hawley Retirement Inc. Hawley Suffers Facial Injuries After Fall When Wandering After Being Left Unsupervised

Hawley Retirement Inc. Hawley Neglect Alleged After Resident Wanders and Falls

In a report dated January 9, 2017, The Minnesota Department of Health alleged that a client at Hawley Retirement Inc. Hawley was neglected when staff failed to provide adequate supervision.   The client was found lying face down on the ground, not properly dressed, with multiple injuries to his/her face requiring surgery.

Hawley Retirement Inc. Hawley Neglect Substantiated After Facial Injuries From Fall

Based on a preponderance of the evidence, neglect occurred when the facility failed to ensure a client was adequately supervised.  The client left the facility unsupervised and was found by police lying on the pavement approximately one block away.  The client sustained facial lacerations and a fractured jaw from the fall.

The client received services from the home care provider.  The client had cognitive deficits with significant memory impairment and a diagnosis of dementia.  The client was mostly independent but required staff cures to complete all activities of daily living and ambulation.  The client required staff assistance with meal preparation and medication management.  The client had a history of wandering within the building.  The client’s service plan directed staff to monitor the client whereabouts every one hour and to re-orient the client to his/her surroundings.  The client was an elopement risk due to a history of frequent requests to go outdoors.  The facilities intervention was for the client to wear a wander guard device that sounds a door alarm when the client was near an exit door that was opened.  The wander guard was placed on the client’s wrist and, the alarms were mounted at every exit door.  If an alarm sounded it required staff enter a code for deactivation.

During an interview, a witness stated s/he visited the building at least two times a week.  Mid-morning, she heard the north exit door wander guard alarm sounding.  The visitor knew the code and deactivated the alarm, the visitor told a staff person she had taken care of the alarm and left the area.

An interview with a staff person established she heard the alarm sounding for the north exit door and was on her way to the door when she met the visitor in the hallway.  The staff person was aware the visitor had deactivated the alarm.  When told by the visitor the alarm was taken care of, the staff person assumed the visitor had checked for clients locations that wore the wander guards.  The staff person did not check outside the exit door for any clients.  Approximately five to ten minutes after the alarm sounded, a police officer entered the building and told staff the client was found on the pavement approximately one block from the building.  Prior to that, the staff was not aware the client left the building.

Family transported the client to a hospital and the client was admitted with a lip and chin lacerations and a dislocated fracture of the left jaw.  The jaw fracture was managed conservatively with clear liquids and minimal use of lower jaw joint to allow for healing.  Due to the client’s fragile status, the client was discharged from the hospital six days following the fall, to home with family under hospice care.

An interview with the director of nursing established only the home care provider employees should have the code to deactivate the wander guard alarm.  Staff should check the location of the client to ensure safety.  It could not be determined who provided the visitor with the code to deactivate the alarm.

Review of the client’s certificate of death revealed the client passed away fourteen days following the elopement and fall with the primary cause of death as decreased oral intake due to dementia and deconditioning.

Hawley Retirement Inc. Hawley – Report Suspected Abuse and Neglect

Click Here For Link To Report Abuse To Adult Protection

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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 financial exploitation or any other form of elder abuse or neglect contact Minnesota Elder Abuse Attorney Kenneth LaBore toll free at 612-743-9048 or toll free at 1-888-452-6589 or by email at KLaBore@MNnursinghomeneglect.com.

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Memory Care Falls

Written By: Kenneth LaBore | Published On: 3rd February 2017 | Category: Assisted Living Care Issues, Caregivers Resources, Fall Injuries, Hoyer Lift, Patient Lift, Wrongful Death | RSS Feed

Alzheimer's Dementia Memory Care Falls

Alzheimer’s Dementia Memory Care Falls

Memory Care Falls Result in Part Due to Lack of Training

Falls in memory care and other elder care facilities are common occurrences.  The resident’s usually have Alzheimer’s or dementia and are prone to confusion and many are able to ambulate which leads to a higher risk of falls.  Due to osteoporosis and other age related issues falls lead to very serious many leading to death.  The irony is that despite the lack of regulation and training many memory care providers charge premium prices and often exceed the expense for rehabilitative care and skilled nursing in a traditional nursing home.

You may think that many memory care providers are providing cares similar to a nursing home.  This assumption is reasonable when you seen literature talking about “nursing services in a home like environment”.  What this means is that you are renting an apartment or room and that you are subcontracting for home care services to be provided at that location.  The staff at the memory care provider needs no special credentials as they are not considered nursing aides.  They need only limited training and the limited disclosures to tenant families.  According to Minnesota Statute 325F.72. Written disclosure shall include, but is not limited to the following:

(1) a statement of the overall philosophy and how it reflects the special needs of residents with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias;
(2) the criteria for determining who may reside in the special care unit;
(3) the process used for assessment and establishment of the service plan or agreement, including how the plan is responsive to changes in the resident’s condition;
(4) staffing credentials, job descriptions, and staff duties and availability, including any training specific to dementia;
(5) physical environment as well as design and security features that specifically address the needs of residents with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias;
(6) frequency and type of programs and activities for residents of the special care unit;
(7) involvement of families in resident care and availability of family support programs;
(8) fee schedules for additional services to the residents of the special care unit; and
(9) a statement that residents will be given a written notice 30 days prior to changes in the fee schedule.

According to Minnesota Statute 144D.065 (a)(2), direct-care employees must have completed at least eight hours of initial training on topics specified under paragraph (b) within 160 working hours of the employment start date.  The specialized training under paragraph (b) includes:

(b) Areas of required training include:

(1) an explanation of Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders;
(2) assistance with activities of daily living;
(3) problem solving with challenging behaviors; and
(4) communication skills.

As you can see the training for specialized memory care staff is very limited and does not include any medical training what-so-ever.  The lack of training with many resident which have limited mobility and other medical and physical issues leads to many forms of preventable injuries including falls.

Memory Care Falls

There are many types of falls which occur in memory care facilities.  The residents need to be supervised to assure they do not wander or elope from the facility, fall down stairwells, slip out of chairs or wheelchairs, fall from beds or in the bathroom off the toilet or in the shower.

Common injuries from falls in memory care facilities include, head injuries, including subdural hematomas, pelvic and hip fractures, fractured femur and other limbs.

Reporting Memory Care Falls

Pursuant to Minnesota Statute 144.7065, Subd. 1., each facility shall report to the commissioner the occurrence of any of the adverse health care events described in subdivisions 2 to 7 as soon as is reasonably and practically possible, but no later than 15 working days after discovery of the event. The report shall be filed in a format specified by the commissioner and shall identify the facility but shall not include any identifying information for any of the health care professionals, facility employees, or patients involved. The commissioner may consult with experts and organizations familiar with patient safety when developing the format for reporting and in further defining events in order to be consistent with industry standards.

The statute goes on in Subd. 5, to state that it is required for the facility to report patient death or serious injury associated with a fall while being cared for in a facility.

Attorney for Memory Care Falls

If you have questions about fall injuries or other forms nursing home abuse and neglect contact Kenneth LaBore for a free consultation.  There is no fee unless there is a verdict or settlement offer from the wrongdoer.  Mr. LaBore can be reached directly at 612-743-9048 or toll free at 1-888-452-6589 or by email at KLaBore@MNnursinghomeneglect.com.

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The Waters Senior Living Management Minnetonka Cited After Client Falls and Theft from Resident

Written By: Kenneth LaBore | Published On: 5th January 2017 | Category: Fall Injuries, Financial Exploitation | RSS Feed
MDH Cites The Waters Senior Management in Minnetonka with Neglect after Resident Elopes Due to Lack of Supervision and Suffers Bilateral Broken Arms and Facial Lacerations

In a report from the Minnesota Department of Health a client at The Waters Senior Living Management in Minnetonka was cited with neglect when the alleged perpetrator failed to provide adequate supervision, which resulted in the client eloping from the facility. The client fell and sustained facial lacerations and bilateral broken arms.

Neglect was substantiated. The facility was responsible for the maltreatment. The client, who resided in the facility’s memory care unit, successfully eloped and was later found by a passerby who called for emergency medical services. Facility staff were unaware of the client’s elopement until a police officer informed them, after the client identified herself, and emergency medical services transported the client to the hospital.

Recent MDH Findings of Neglect against The Waters Senior Living Management Minnetonka

Theft from Resident at The Waters Senior Living Management in Minnetonka

Theft from Resident at The Waters Senior Living Management in Minnetonka

Allegations of Theft Against the Waters Senior Living Management in Minnetonka

In a report from the Minnesota Department of Health, dated October 17, 2016, the Waters Senior Living Management LLC it was alleged that a client was financially exploited when the alleged perpetrator (AP) took the client’s personal Bose radio.

Citation of Neglect Against the Waters Senior Living

Based on a preponderance of evidence, financial exploitation occurred when the alleged perpetrator (AP) took the client’s Bose radio.

The client received home care services from the provider according to a service agreement and care plan.

Interviews revealed a family member reported to staff that the client’s Bose radio, valued at $1200, was missing from his/her room.  Staff searched for the radio and reviewed video camera footage on the entry way to the client’s room.  The video revealed the AP removed the radio from the client’s room and exited to secure living area with the radio in his/her hands.  Staff called the police but the family member declined to press criminal charges against the AP.  Staff interviewed the AP and s/he admitted to taking the client’s permission from the family to borrow the radio.

If you have questions about financial exploitation or other types of elder abuse or neglect contact Attorney Kenneth LaBore for a free consultation at 612-743-9048 or by email at KLaBore@MNnursinghomeneglect.com.

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Complaint Against Scandia Senior Care for Neglect, Lack of Supervision

Written By: Kenneth LaBore | Published On: 24th April 2016 | Category: Lost Resident Wandering Elopement | RSS Feed

Recent MDH Substantiated Neglect Findings at Scandia Senior Care after abuse – medication theft.

Substantiated Complaint of Neglect Against Scandia Senior Care for Failure to Supervise Resident Allowed to Wander into Traffic

Substantiated Complaint of Neglect Against Scandia Senior Care for Failure to Supervise Resident Allowed to Wander into Traffic

Allegation of Neglect Against Scandia Senior Care for Neglect

In a report dated December 24, 2015, it was alleged that at Scandia Senior Care a client was neglected when staff failed to adequately supervise him/her when s/he left the facility and was found walking in a lane of traffic for at least 30 minutes.

Substantiated Neglect Allegation Against Scandia Senior Care

Based on a preponderance of the evidence, neglect did occur when facility staff failed to provide the level of supervision necessary to keep the client safe.  The client eloped from the facility and was found by the police, wandering on a busy street in traffic more than a mile from the facility.  Facility staff were unaware that the client had left the facility’s property.

The client had dementia, with a recent severe decline in cognition and mobility shortly before the elopement requiring increased supervision.  The client was at risk for falls and elopement due to recent decline.  The client needed interventions and monitoring to keep the client safe and protect him/her from harm after the decline but they were not implemented.  Staff were to monitor the client for potential elopement due to the client’s wander risk.  The client’s service plan was not updated after the decline to address how much supervision the client needed or how often staff were to check on the client’s whereabouts.

On a late afternoon in September 2015, the client eloped from the facility’s property sometime before dinner when an employee allowed the client to sit outside on the patio furniture alone, without any staff supervision.  The client was found by a neighbor approximately 1.25 miles from the facility, on a busy street with his/her walker.   The neighbor recognized the client, notified the client’s family member, and called the police.  The client’s family member transported the client back to the facility.  Facility staff didn’t know that the client eloped or was absent from the facility for 30-35 minutes.

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 wandering / elopement,  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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