Eaglecrest Senior Housing MDH Complaint for Drug Diversion

Written By: Kenneth LaBore | Published On: 28th September 2015
Financial Exploitation Drug Diversion Theft of Medication by Staff Member at Eaglecrest Senior Housing LLC

Financial Exploitation Drug Diversion Theft of Medication by Staff Member at Eaglecrest Senior Housing LLC

Eaglecrest Senior Housing MDH Complaint for Theft of Medication – Drug Diversion

In a report concluded on September 16, 2015, the Minnesota Department of Health cites Eaglecrest Senior Housing LLC alleges that clients were financially exploited when a staff, alleged perpetrator (AP), took the client’s pain medication for her/his own personal use.

Substantiated Allegation of Drug Diversion Against Eaglecrest Senior Housing

Based on the preponderance of the evidence the MDH determined that Eaglecrest Senior Housing had a staff member who took medications from client client #1,2,3 and 4 for her/his own personal use on several occasions.

Client #1 received services from the facility for medication administration and had a physician’s order for 5 mg of methadone.  Client #2 received services from the facility for medication administration and had a physician’s order 2.5 mg of morphine solutabs and for 5 mg oxycodone.  Client #3 received services from the facility for medication administration and had a physician’s order for 5 mg of oxycodone.  Client #4 received services from the facility for medication administration and had a physician’s order for 5 mg of oxycodone.

Document review and interview with the facility staff indicated client #1 was missing 30 tablets of 5 mg methadone; client #2 was missing 30 tablets of 2.5 mg morphine and an unknown number of 5 mg oxycodone; client #3 was missing 120 tablets of 5 mg oxycodone; and client #4 was missing an unknown number of 5 mg oxycodone.  Facility staff indicated they were unable to determine the exact number of missing medications for client #2 and client #4 because the facility did not regularly inventory the medications that turned up missing.   Facility staff indicated that all the missing medications were reserve medications for the client and only inventoried upon receipt from the pharmacy, when then needed to refill the active supply given to the clients, and when they are destroyed.

For more information from the Minnesota Department of Health, Office of Health Facility Complaints concerning nursing homes, assisted living and other elder care providers view resolved complaints at the MDH website.

If you have concerns about medication errors, financial exploitation or any other form of elder abuse or neglect contact Minnesota Elder Abuse Attorney Kenneth LaBore at 612-743-9048 or toll free at 1-888-452-6589 or by email at KLaBore@MNnursinghomeneglect.com.

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