The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has completed its investigation of neglect concerns at the Broen Memorial Home in Fergus Falls, Minnesota. A complaint was filed with the Department alleging that neglect occurred when a resident choked on a hot dog and bun which was not in accordance with the resident’s physician ordered diet. The food was removed when the Heimlich maneuver was performed by staff.
The Department investigated the matter and found that the resident’s physician orders and care plan interventions directed staff to provide the resident a mechanical soft food texture diet (ground meat) without bread or bread products. The resident was assisted by staff to eat a hot dog with a bun and choked. The resident required extensive assistance from staff for all activities of daily living including assistance to eat. The MDH determined that the facility is responsible for neglect of the facility’s resident. [Case no. H5453016]
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