Nursing Home Neglect: No Care for Elderly Man Following Fall

Augustana Health Care Center, in Hasting Minnesota, was recently cited for abuse, causing the home to take corrective measures and re-educate their current employees. The Minnesota Department of Health Facility Complaints office stated that the nursing home neglect "occurred when staff did not assess, monitor, and treat" a man shortly following a fall. The duty and urgency of these employees should have been even more clear because in the present case, the "signs and symptoms indicated a head injury". Man Passes Away Two Days Following Injury A man fell at the health care center but did not receive proper treatment which led to his … [Read more...]

Nursing Home Neglect Leads to Fatal Fall

Falls are one of the most common injuries that occur in nursing homes and long term care facilities, but they are also very preventable. The Augustana Health Care Center in Hastings, Minnesota is being cited for nursing home neglect after a man fell from his wheelchair in March and was not properly cared for after the fall. The state is saying that the facility did not appropriately monitor the man who had suffered a head injury. Man Dies From Large Hematoma After Fall From Wheelchair According to a report issued by the Minnesota Department of Health Facility Complaints Office, the man fell from his wheelchair on March 8th and suffered … [Read more...]