MDH Cites Valley Home after LACK of INTERVENTION
In a report from the Minnesota Department of Health it is alleged that a client at Valley Home in Thief River Falls when the alleged perpetrator (AP) failed to notify the client’s primary care physician or seek medical intervention when the client showed significant change in health status. The client was found deceased with no vital approximately one hour later.
Failure to Respond to Resident Change in Condition at Valley Home Care
Neglect was substantiated. The facility was responsible for the maltreatment. Nursing staff failed to adequately train unlicensed personnel in the delegated task of checking client’s vital signs, or of what constituted a medical emergency. The client experienced a medical emergency, and because of lack of training, the client’s condition was not immediately reported to nursing and emergency medical services was not immediately summoned. The client’s condition was a medical emergency that reasonably required an immediate response, but the alleged perpetrator was not aware that the findings constituted an emergency.
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A common form of neglect in elder care facilities involves a lack of monitoring and oversight coupled with a lack of well trained staff. Training and sufficient numbers of caring nursing staff is essential to respond to changes in condition on a timely basis. Most forms of elder abuse are preventable with proper care and supervision.
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