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Community Foundations Senior Living Resident Neglected in Subzero Temperatures

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has completed its investigation of neglect concerns at the Community Foundations Senior Living Facility in Maplewood, Minnesota.  A complaint was filed with the Department alleging that neglect of supervision occurred when a resident was found outside with a head and hand injury.

The Department investigated the matter and found that the resident was out of the facility during the overnight hours in subzero temperatures for approximately seven and a half hours and when the resident returned to the facility the resident needed to be transferred to the hospital due to sustaining frostbite of the residents hands and feet. The resident had a mental illness and chemical dependency issues. The resident’s immediate treatment plan included the following treatment intervention: “Overnight staff to conduct room checks to monitor sleep patterns and whereabouts during the overnight,” the staff failed to report to the oncoming shift that the resident was out of the building and staff failed to conduct a room/bed check consistent with the facility’s policy to ensure the resident’s safety. The MDH determined that the Community Foundations Senior Living Facility is responsible for neglect of the facility’s resident.  [Case no. HL01549004]

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