Minneapolis assisted-living home left women alone for hours

  • Article by: Paul Walsh , Star Tribune
  • Updated: April 18, 2013 - 11:09 PM

Resident was put in charge to oversee medicine, state says.

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truthisApr. 18, 1311:42 AM

The author needs to be more specific; in this short article he's referred to the caregivers as 'staff', aides, employees, and a 'departing nurse'. There is a huge difference between a 'nurse' and an aide. Licensure, education, legal responsibility etc. Clarify who is providing care and at what level. It makes a huge difference in the care received and in the legal implications for the facility. After decades of work as an Registered Nurse (RN)I am tired of people referring to anyone who happens to work with patients a "nurse". Health or patient care aides are NOT nurses. They're aides and their duties reflect that.

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boba22looApr. 18, 13 1:50 PM

truthis: Yes, you are spot-on, with duties that can be performed LEGALLY by a Registered Nurse and those that CAN NOT be delegated to nursing assistants, medication assistants or whoever happens to be helping that day. Management is responsible for this inappropriate care. [A fellow RN]

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starboy123Apr. 18, 13 7:28 PM

Vulnerable Adult negelct is a crime..why is the police not investigating?

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joeljyApr. 19, 1311:03 PM

Budget cuts and staff who are undertrained and do not care.... This is more and more the norm...

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HotsplitterApr. 20, 1311:24 AM

Pull this Moore's license NOW, this is another classic case of Elder Abuse!

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