York Gardens Edina Complaint Findings for Neglect of Health Care Abuse
In a report concluded on May 1, 2014, the Minnesota Department of Health cites for neglect of health care abuse
A preponderance of evidence indicated that the abuse occurred on two separate occasions when the alleged perpetrator (AP) spoke to the client in a loud, critical and derogatory manner.
The client was, at all times, oriented to person but not place or time. The client was diagnosed with vascular dementia which resulted in difficulty completing familiar tasks, following directions and organizing thoughts.
On October 20, 2013 the family installed a camera in the client’s room due to concerns that the client wasn’t receiving the care agreed on the service agreement.
A review of the video taken on 10/21/2013 showed the AP entered the client’s apartment and told the client that it was time for lunch. The client was in bed and did not get up. The AP repeatedly poked and tapped the client on the left shoulder while s/he stated. “come on, come on”. The client responded by trying to push the AP’s right hand away. The AP was heard to tell the client, that s/he was not going to stop. The client got up and stood by the bed and stared straight ahead. The AP placed his/her hand on the wall and stated in a ridiculing tone., “what are you doing, [short pause] today junior”. The client said, “Why don’t you just leave me alone”? The AP stated, “Because you don’t listen, you don’t want to go for dinner, you don’t, you don’t, you don’t. The client did not respond to the AP’s statements.
York Gardens Edina Complaint Findings for Neglect
In a report concluded on June 8, 2012, the Minnesota Department of Health cites York Gardens Edina for neglect of health care.
It is alleged that neglect occurred when the licensee failed to have a nurse evaluate/assess Client #1 after the client complained of pain and was noted to have bruises on her body. Client #1 sustained rib fractures to her right side of unknown origin.
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 failure to assess, physical abuse or any other form of elder abuse or neglect contact Elder Abuse and Neglect Attorney Kenneth LaBore at 1-888-452-6589 or by email at KLaBore@MNnursinghomeneglect.com.