MDH Cites Talahi Nursing and Rehab in St. Cloud after 2nd Degree Burns from Hot Coffee to Resident
In a report from the Minnesota Department of Health it is alleged that a client at Talahi Nursing and Rehab was neglected when the facility failed to follow the resident’s care plan that required assist of one for feeding. The resident sustained second degree burn from coffee spillage.
Failure to Provide Necessary Assistance Leads to Scalding Burns to Resident at Talahi Nursing and Rehab
Neglect was substantiated. The facility was responsible for the maltreatment. The facility neglected to provide the necessary services to ensure the resident’s safety when the resident was assessed to require extensive assistance for eating and drinking. A staff member handed the resident an uncovered cup of hot coffee. The resident spilled the hot coffee onto herself and sustained a second-degree burn to her thigh.
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A common form of neglect in elder care facilities involves injuries related to eating and drinking without proper assistance or supervision. Not only can resident’s choke on their food if not monitored, serious scalding and burn injuries can occur. Most forms of elder abuse are preventable with proper care and supervision.
The state of Minnesota has several resources for residents and providers, including resident bill of rights for nursing homes, bill of rights for hospice, information for assisted living facilities and supervised living facilities.
If you are interested in viewing facility and provider complaint and survey findings they are available on the MDH website. You can also use the MDH website to verify a facility license or professional credentials. There is also a link to check the Nursing Assistant Registry.
The MDH website also includes information that is meant for providers but is very helpful for caregivers and residents as well. There are nursing home training videos, nursing assistant training information, and information on the Case Mix Review, and federal nursing home regulation resources.
If you are looking for a nursing home facility or elder care provider the MDH offers information on how to find a facility. The website allows you to look for a provider based on the type of care or facility needed and by city, county and provider name.
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