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Wound Care Neglect in Nursing Homes

Written By: Kenneth LaBore | Published On: 6th February 2019 | Category: Wound Care | RSS Feed
Proper Wound Care is Essential in Skilling Nursing Care Facilities

Improper Wound Care can Lead to Infections, Sepsis, Amputations and Death

The failure to provide proper wound care after a resident develops a sore such as a pressure sore or from any other sources such as a surgical site, ostomy or others can lead to serious infection, sepsis, and even amputations and death.

It is essential that any change in condition is assessed and monitored. Regulations demand that there is proper charting of wounds including the size, depth and other characteristics. A qualified doctor or wound care professional should be notified of any negative changes in the wound status.

Federal Law Mandates Residents Shall Not Develop Sores and Must Receive Proper Wound Care

Federal regulations pertaining to the operation of skilled nursing facilities – nursing homes. Facilities are required to provide the highest quality of care practicable.

42 CFR 483.25 (b) Skin integrity

(1)Pressure ulcers. Based on the comprehensive assessment of a resident, the facility must ensure that –

(i) A resident receives care, consistent with professional standards of practice, to prevent pressure ulcers and does not develop pressure ulcers unless the individual’s clinical condition demonstrates that they were unavoidable; and

Report Suspected Elder Abuse Including Negligent Wound Assessment or Care then Call Kenneth LaBore

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For a Free Consultation with an experienced elder abuse and neglect to discuss concerns about resident wounds or pressure ulcers call Kenneth LaBore at 612-743-9048.

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Resident at The Estates of Greeley – Suffers Surgical Site Infection

Written By: Kenneth LaBore | Published On: 3rd February 2019 | Category: Wound Care | RSS Feed
MDH Cites The Estates at Greeley after Resident Develops Infection at Surgical Site

MDH Cites The Estates at Greeley after Failure to Provide Proper Care

In a report from the Minnesota Department of Health it is alleged that a resident at The Estates at Greeley in Stillwater was neglected when facility staff failed to monitor and assess a surgical site on the lower extremity which resulted in an infection.

Failure to Provide Proper Care at The Estates at Greeley Leads to an Infected Surgical Site for Resident.

Neglect was substantiated. The facility failed to care for a casted surgical site when they neglected to ensure orthopedics saw the resident in two weeks per the discharge orders.

The MDH also Substantiated Neglect against The Estates at Greeley for issues pertaining to tracheostomy care.

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 comply with doctor’s orders or a lack of monitoring. Wound care is essential and requires well trained staff who chart and document the wound carefully and comply with all medical orders, any change should be addressed immediately. Most forms of elder abuse are preventable with proper care and supervision.

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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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Park Health A Villa Cited for Neglect after Resident Develops Sepsis

Written By: Kenneth LaBore | Published On: 2nd February 2019 | Category: Failure to Resond to Change in Condition, Wound Care | RSS Feed
Park Health A Villa Cited with Neglect by the Minnesota Department of Health after Resident Diagnosed with Sepsis

MDH Cites Park Health A Villa after Resident Requires Surgery Due to Neglect

In a report from the Minnesota Department of Health it is alleged that Park Health A Villa neglected the resident when the facility did not provide adequate wound care or respond to the resident’s change in condition with increased drainage and fever. The facility transferred the resident to the hospital two days later. The hospital diagnosed the resident with sepsis.

Failure to Provide Proper Care Leads to Septic Wound

Based on a preponderance of evidence neglect occurred when the facility failed to notify the resident’s physician of a change in condition. Although the facility staff provided adequate wound care, staff failed to notify the resident’s physician of a significant change in condition. The resident exhibited signs of infection including: increased pain, loss of appetite, wound dehiscence, increased wound drainage, a change in the color of the wound drainage, increased knee swelling, changes in the wound’s appearance, the development of wound slough, and fever. The resident was hospitalized and required multiple surgeries to debride the wound.

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 provide proper care and monitoring including wound care. Most forms of elder abuse 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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Client at Traditions of Owatonna Found to Have MAGGOTS in Wound

Written By: Kenneth LaBore | Published On: 14th January 2019 | Category: Pressure Ulcers, Wound Care | RSS Feed
Substantiated Allegation of Neglect at Traditions of Owatonna after Foul Urine Smell and MAGGOTS in the wound
Substantiated Allegation of Neglect at Traditions of Owatonna after Foul Urine Smell and MAGGOTS in the wound

MDH Cites Traditions of Owatonna after Nasty MAGGOTS found in Client’s Wound

In a report from the Minnesota Department of Health it is alleged that a client at Traditions of Owatonna was neglected when the facility failed to monitor a wound on the client’s right foot. At the clinic, the client was observed to have a foul urine smell and maggots in the wound.

Failure to Provide Proper Care Leads to Neglect Findings by MDH at Traditions of Owatonna

Neglect was substantiated. The facility was responsible for the maltreatment when wound care was not conducted by facility staff as ordered.

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 improper skin care and wound care. Maggots in a wound are preventable neglect with proper care and supervision.

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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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MDH Cites The Prairie Lodge at Earle Brown with Neglect after Client Develops Sores

Written By: Kenneth LaBore | Published On: 14th January 2019 | Category: Medication Administration Mistakes, Pressure Ulcers | RSS Feed
Skin Breakdown for Client of The Prairie Lodge at Earle Brown
Skin Breakdown for Client and Medication Error for Another Client of The Prairie Lodge at Earle Brown

The Prairie Lodge at Earle Brown Cited after Client Suffers Skin Breakdown from Poor Care

In a report from the Minnesota Department of Health it is alleged that a client at The Prairie Lodge at Earle Brown was neglected when facility staff failed to follow the client’s physician orders with regard to skin care and catheter bag care. This neglect has led to multiple areas of skin breakdown around client’s suprapubic site, buttocks, and groin folds.

Failure to Provide Skin Care Leads to Skin Breakdown at Prairie Lodge at Earle Brown According to MDH

Neglect was substantiated. The facility was responsible for the maltreatment. The facility staff did not consistently follow the client’s service plan, frequently omitting services required for the client’s physical well-being. The omission did lead to skin breakdown and resulted in substandard technique of the client’s catheter.

In another substantiated finding of neglect by the MDH after medication errors lead to a change in condition of a client.

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 skin break down often leading to sores and possible infection and septis. Most forms of elder abuse 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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Resident at North Ridge Health and Rehab Develops Pressure Ulcer

Written By: Kenneth LaBore | Published On: 13th January 2019 | Category: Pressure Ulcers | RSS Feed
Resident at North Ridge Health and Rehab Suffers Wounds from Poor Care
Resident at North Ridge Health and Rehab Suffers Wounds from Poor Care

MDH Cites North Ridge Health and Rehab after Resident Suffers Pressure Sores

In a report from the Minnesota Department of Health it is alleged that a client at North Ridge Health and Rehab was neglected when the alleged perpetrator (AP) did not provide proper care resulting in wounds on the resident’s left abdomen, groin and right calf.

Failure to Provide Proper Care at North Ridge Health and Rehab Leads to Wounds on Resident

Neglect was substantiated. The facility was responsible for the maltreatment. The resident did not receive proper skin care when the facility failed to provide weekly bathing due to inadequate staffing.

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 wound care or wound prevention leading to pressure ulcers or sores. Most forms of elder abuse 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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Good Samaritan Albert Lea Neglect – MAGGOTS

Written By: Kenneth LaBore | Published On: 10th January 2019 | Category: Medication Drug Error, Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect, Wound Care | RSS Feed
Substantiate Neglect Against Good Samaritan Society Albert Lea after Failure to Chance Wound Dressing Leads to MAGGOTS
Substantiated Neglect Against Good Samaritan Society Albert Lea after Failure to Change Wound Dressing Leads to MAGGOTS

The MDH Cites Good Samaritan Albert Lea after MAGGOTS found in Resident’s Wound

Horrific but apparently true. According to a report from the Minnesota Department of Health a resident at Good Samaritan Society Albert Lea was neglected when facility staff failed to change a wound dressing which resulted in the resident being sent to the emergency room for maggots inside the wound.

If you have concerns about poor wound care provided at a Good Samaritan facility or any other care provider call Attorney Kenneth LaBore for a Free Consultation at 1-888-452-6589.

Based on a preponderance of evidence, neglect was substantiated. The facility was responsible for the maltreatment. Maggots infested the resident’s wound after two staff failed to assess and care for the resident’s wound per physician orders.

The investigation included interviews with facility staff, including administrative staff, nursing staff, and unlicensed staff. Law enforcement was contacted. The investigation also included observations of resident wound dressing, and review of wound care assessments, treatments, and documentation.

In addition to the nasty maggots in the wound of a resident here are other examples of neglect at Good Samaritan Albert Lea

Neglect of Health Care - Medications

Neglect of Health Care – Medications Good Samaritan Albert Lea

Good Samaritan Albert Lea Complaint Findings for Neglect – Medications

In a report concluded on February 28, 2014, the Minnesota Department of Health cites Good Samaritan Albert Lea for neglect of health care – medications.

It is alleged that neglect occurred when staff responsible for medication administration failed to follow a physician’s order, causing a resident’s weight to fluctuate 20 pounds in 15 days.

Substantiated Medication Error Complaint Good Samaritan Albert Lea

The preponderance of evidence establishes that neglect is substantiated when multiple nursing staff failed to follow a physician’s order as a result, a resident’s diuretic was not correctly administered within the parameters specified by the physician, for 14 days.  During this time, the resident’s weight fluctuated by 17 pounds.

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 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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Neglect of Wound Care at Augustana Regent at Burnsville

Written By: Kenneth LaBore | Published On: 11th November 2018 | Category: Bed Sores and Pressure Ulcers, Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect | RSS Feed
Client was Neglected at Augustana Regent at Burnsville – Failure to Provide Proper Wound Care – Decubitus Ulcer

Failure to Provide Proper Wound Care at Augustana Regent at Burnsville

In a report from the Minnesota Department of Health it was alleged that a client at Augustana Regent at Burnsville was neglected when the alleged perpetrator failed to provide wound care to the client. The physical therapist went out to see the client and noted multiple pressure ulcers and two deep tissue injuries with drainage. The client was totally dependent, but the facility failed to provide care. In addition, the client was found lying in a urine soaked brief with no bandage covering the open wound on his/her hip.

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

Augustana Regent at Burnsville Cited with Neglect

According to the report the allegation of neglect is substantiated. The home care provider failed to complete skin assessments, resulting in the client developing five wounds requiring skilled nursing services.

Pressure sores and other wounds are preventable in most circumstances. Poor care and a lack of well train staff leads to serious injuries.

Report Suspected Elder Abuse

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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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Adrian County Living Cottages Resident with Wounds

Written By: Kenneth LaBore | Published On: 17th July 2018 | Category: Bed Sores and Pressure Ulcers, Nursing Home Elder Neglect | RSS Feed

Resident at Adrian County Living Develops Pressure Sores

The Minnesota Department of Health has concluded that based on a preponderance of evidence, the allegation that a client was neglected at Adrian County Living in Adrian Minnesota St. when the facility did not treat wounds and did not report to the client’s providers in a timely manner.

Adrian Country Living Cited Concerning Stage Four Pressure Ulcer

The MDH investigation neglect occurred when the facility staff failed to accurately complete and document assessments in the client’s record and the client developed a stage four pressure ulcer. In addition, the client developed a urinary tract infection and became septic, after the client’s catheter was removed and left out without a physician’s order.

The client received services from a provider licensed as a comprehensive home care provider. The client’s service plan indicated the client used the walker daily, transferred self and used the wheelchair for longer distances. The client required one staff assistance as needed for hygiene, grooming, and dressing, one staff assistance for bathing twice a week, and treatments per physician’s orders. Skin checks were completed on bath days, and the nurse reviewed and documented on the skin checks monthly. The client required a catheter and staff were to assist with all catheter care needs, keep the catheter clean, and monitor the client’s urine output. The client was diagnosed with a stage four pressure ulcer on the left hip, urinary retention and sepsis.

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

Maltreatment Neglect Cited Against Adrian Country Living Cottages Due to Resident Wound Care Omissions

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. This is especially important for complete cares such as wound care. The care must be provided in a professional, sterile and time manner using the correct bandages, gauzes, pads, and protectors.

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.

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.

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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 wound care, physical abuse, 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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Stage IV Pressure Sore Suffered by Resident at the Estates at Bloomington

Written By: Kenneth LaBore | Published On: 19th March 2017 | Category: Pressure Ulcers, Wound Care | RSS Feed

Recent MDH Substantiated Neglect at Estates at Bloomington after neglect – nursing care.

NPUAP Stage 4 Pressure Injury with Epibole - Neglect at Golden Living Center Bloomington AKA the Estates at Bloomington

NPUAP Stage 4 Pressure Injury with Epibole – Neglect at Golden Living Center Bloomington AKA the Estates at Bloomington

Substantiated Neglect After Serious Pressure Sores at the Estates at Bloomington

In a report dated August 25, 2017, the Minnesota Department of Health cited Golden LivingCenter in Bloomington now know as the Estates at Bloomington with neglect after a resident developed a stage IV pressure ulcer at the facility.

Pressure Ulcer Wounds Develop for Resident at the Estates at Bloomington

Based on a preponderance of the evidence, neglect occurred when the facility failed to adequately assess, monitor, and implement interventions to prevent and heal pressure ulcers.  The resident re-developed coccyx/buttocks pressure ulcers, which worsened.

The resident was admitted to the facility with a sacral pressure ulcer.  Staff implemented interventions to prevent the development of additional pressure ulcers.  Over the next several months, the sacral pressure ulcer healed, re-developed, and healed again.  New interventions were implemented; however, the resident’s care plan, and direct care staff aside sheet were not kept up to date with instructions for direct staff on how frequently to turn and reposition the resident.

Approximately two months after the last pressure ulcer healed, the resident developed two stage two pressure ulcers to her/his coccyx/buttocks.  Staff did not notify or obtain orders for treatment from the physician until 28 days later, when the ulcers had worsened and resident had four open areas to her/his buttocks.  One week later, the resident went to the hospital due to a decrease in responsiveness and a temperature of 101.6 degrees Fahrenheit.

According to the records, the hospital admitted the resident with a diagnosis of sepsis as well as a catheter associated urinary tract infection.  Upon admission into the hospital, the resident’s pressure ulcers had necrotic tissue with surrounding skin cellulitis.  The sacral bone was exposed.

When interviewed, the nurse practitioner stated s/he had never previously examined the resident’s pressure ulcers due to resident refusals.  The nurse practitioner was not informed of the pressure ulcers redevelopment until approximately one month after staff observed the new pressure ulcers.  The nurse practitioner indicated the facility’s lack of monitoring, and delay in treatment contributed to the worsening of the resident’s pressure ulcers.

The resident did not return to the facility.

Report Suspected Neglect Pressure Ulcers and Wounds – the Estates at Bloomington

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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 pressure ulcers 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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