Nursing Home Cited For Neglect In Patient’s Death
HOPKINS (AP) - A Minnesota nursing home has been cited for neglect in the death of a patient given the wrong medication.
Details of a state Department of Health investigation released Wednesday show nurses at a Golden Living nursing home in Hopkins mistakenly entered a doctor's order for blood-thinning medication on the medical record of the wrong patient. The patient developed blood clots in the brain and died of a stroke last fall.
Golden Living says the company is "deeply saddened" by the patient's death and is taking measures to prevent such an incident from occurring again.
State investigators determined Golden Living was not properly monitoring the performance of the nurses.