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Neglected nursing home resident fractures hip

By June 11, 2012 No Comments

An at-risk resident fell from a reclining chair and fractured her hip after a nursing assistant left her unattended.

The resident had a history of falls before she was admitted to Valley View Manor in Ramberton, Minnesota. According to a report from the Minnesota Department of Health, “the facility initiated care plans with interventions to decrease the incidents of falls.”

One of these interventions was to not leave the resident in her room alone in her recliner, because she had a history of climbing over the arm rest and falling to the ground.

When, the caregiver in charge of watching the resident left her alone, the resident climbed over the side of the armchair and broke her hip on the ground. The caregiver—who had a history of disciplinary action against her—gave no reason for why she left the resident alone in the armchair.

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