The Minnesota Department of Health has determined that the Good Samaritan Society Arlington in Arlington, MN, is responsible for neglect of a resident. A complaint was filed with the Department alleging that a resident had a fall resulting in a fractured hip with an employee left him unattended in the bathroom. The resident’s plan of care directs the staff to remain in his room while on the toilet. The Department investigated the matter and found that neglect occurred when the employee left the resident unattended on the toilet. While along, the resident fell and sustained a right hip fracture. The resident’s care plan direct staff to stay in his room with him while he was on the toilet. The employee admitted that she did not know what the plan of care for the resident was; however, she did have access to his plan of care. [Report H5598006, dated April 26, 2012]
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