The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has completed its investigation of neglect concerns at the Lighthouse of Columbia Heights in Columbia Heights, Minnesota. A complaint was filed with the Department alleging that neglect occurred when a resident received a medication that should have been held prior to a procedure causing a gastrointestinal bleed. The Department investigated the matter and found that the licensee failed to implement a physician’s order; failed to respond to an unlicensed staff’s call to a nurse regarding a change in the resident’s condition; failed to notify the emergency room that the resident had had a recent colonoscopy and failed to notify the resident’s primary physician that the client had rectal bleeding. The resident was sent to the hospital seven days after the resident’s colonoscopy. The MDH determined that the nursing home is responsible for neglect of the facility’s resident. [Case no. HL26853007]
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