MDH: Farmington nursing home resident who fell getting out of bed was neglected

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Minnesota Department of Health

January 10, 2019 09:00 AM

Authorities are investigating after an employee at a nursing home in Farmington reportedly neglected a patient who later died.

According to a Minnesota Department of Health report filed after a visit in November, a resident of Trinity Care Center fell while trying to get out of bed.


The report states no resuscitation efforts were made when the resident stopped breathing, although the resident had signed a Providers Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment, which requested resuscitation efforts in the event the resident stopped breathing and had no heartbeat.

The resident suffered a "respiratory/cardiac event" and later died.

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In the report, the resident's primary care physician said the resident's wishes were not followed but also stated it would have been unlikely that the resident would have survived even if CPR was administered.

The employee considered to have neglected the resident no longer works at Trinity Care Center, according to the report.

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