Delayed Response to Change in Condition at The Geneva Suites
In a report from the MDH, it was alleged that a client at The Geneva Suites was neglected when the facility did not respond appropriately to reports of a client with a significant change in condition. The client was sent to the emergency room with signs and symptoms of a stroke. Additionally, it was alleged that the client was not receiving meal preparation services that were a part of the client’s care plan.
Neglect Substantiated Due to Care Issues
Neglect was substantiated. The facility was responsible for the maltreatment. Facility staff did not initiate a timely and appropriate response when the client had a significant change in condition. The direct care staff did not call 911 even after concluding the client needed emergency medical services. In addition, the nurse did not ask the unlicensed personnel detailed questions to assess the client’s condition, and did not arrive at the home during the shift to assess the client. 911 was called at the end of the shift, at which time the client was sent to the hospital with signs and symptoms of a stroke.
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