The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has completed its investigation of neglect concerns at The Wellstead of Rogers in Rogers, Minnesota. A complaint was filed with the Department alleging that a resident of the facility was left outside unattended by staff members in 90-degree weather. The department investigated the matter and found that the resident, who is a client of the Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm, was left outside in a secure courtyard for an unknown amount of time. As temperatures exceeded 90 degrees, the resident was found unresponsive. There was a delay in assessing the resident and the resident subsequently required emergency care. Upon admission, the resident was in a critical state and diagnosed with heat stroke, cardiac ischemia, severe hypotension, and severe lactic acidosis. According to the medical report, the resident’s cognitive impairment will further deteriorate as a result of the incident. The MDH determined that the assisted living facility is responsible for the neglect of the facility’s resident. (Case no. HL20700016)
This is not the first investigation of this assisted living facility by the MDH. In March 2011, the MDH found that a resident who had an allergy to Tylenol was still being medicated with it. Additionally, facility staff did not administer an antibiotic in the proper method, diminishing the resident’s recovery. (Case no. HL20700010) Again, in July 2013, MDH determined that between 2012 and 2013, 32 clients were involved in 59 reported medication errors. (Case no. HL20700013)
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