Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Neglect is cited in nursing home death

A Red Wing nursing home neglected a resident in September when the man was placed in the wrong wheelchair, took a tumble and died from the fall, according to an Office of Health Facilities Complaints report made public Wednesday.
The resident of Red Wing Health Care Center had dementia and had a history of trying to get out of his wheelchair, which was fitted with a self-release seat belt and an alarm that sounded when the man stood up. A worker put the man in his roommate’s wheelchair one morning. Workers heard him fall and found him lying under the wheelchair. He sustained a neck fracture and a head wound and died at the hospital. The nursing home now places initials on wheelchairs and has told staff to read care plans
Neglect is cited in nursing home death |