The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has completed its investigation of neglect concerns at the Pathstone Living nursing home in Mankato, Minnesota. A complaint was filed with the Department alleging that a staff member improperly transferred a resident, resulting in a fall that caused a fracture. The Department investigated the matter and found that the offending employee had prior training and should have known not to transfer the resident without the assistance of another staff member. While transferring the resident at the time of incidence, the resident’s legs buckled and he sustained a right leg fracture. The resident was subsequently sent to the hospital for treatment. The MDH determined that the caregiver was responsible for the neglect of the facility’s resident. [Case no. H5390014]
This is not the first investigation of Pathstone Living by the MDH. In December 2010, the MDH found that a resident was left unattended in the bathroom. While attempting to get up, the resident fell and sustained a laceration to his head as well as a fractured pelvis. [Case no. H5390009]
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