The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has completed its investigation of neglect concerns at the Good Samaritan Society-St. James in St. James, Minnesota. A complaint was filed with the MDH alleging that neglect occurred when a resident’s glucose was not monitored for seven months although the resident was receiving oral anti diabetic medication. The Department investigated the matter and found that when the resident was admitted from the hospital to the nursing home the hospital transfer form included nursing recommendations for the resident to continue with blood sugar monitoring, however, the nursing home did not review these recommendations and this was not continued.
The resident experienced changes throughout the nursing home stay that consisted of increased amounts of urinary output, increased sleepiness, communication difficulties, the development of a new and reoccurring yeast infection and hallucinations. The MDH determined that the nursing home is responsible for neglect of the facility’s resident. [Case no. H5593015]
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