The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has completed its investigation of neglect concerns at The Wellstead of Rogers assisted living facility in Rogers, Minnesota. A complaint was filed with the Department alleging that medication was not dispensed to residents in the appropriate way. Additionally, it is alleged that the resident received the wrong medication and that the facility did not address symptoms of a UTI. The department investigated the matter and found that a review of the medication errors between 2012 and 2013 found 32 clients were involved in 59 reported medication errors. The MDH determined that the facility is responsible for the neglect of the facility’s resident. (Case no. HL20700013)
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 September 2013, the MDH substantiated a claim of neglect when a resident was left outside in the heat and sun. The resident suffered a heatstroke and had to be transported to the hospital. (Case no. HL20700016)
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