Redeemer Residence Minneapolis Abuse Substantiated

Written By: Kenneth LaBore | Published On: 5th April 2015

 

Elder Abuse, Physical Abuse by Staff, Neglect of Health Care

Elder Abuse, Physical Abuse by Staff at Redeemer Residence Minneapolis

Redeemer Residence Minneapolis Complaint Findings for Physical Abuse

In a report concluded on May 30, 2012, the Minnesota Department of Health cites Redeemer Residence Minneapolis for physical abuse by staff, emotional abuse by staff.

The allegation is abuse based on the following: Resident #1 was abused by the Alleged Perpetrator (AP) when the AP told Resident #1 to shut up and put a towel in her mouth.

According to preventelderabuse.org, physical indicators of elder abuse or physical abuse:

•Sprains, dislocations, fractures, or broken bones
•Burns from cigarettes, appliances, or hot water
•Abrasions on arms, legs, or torso that resemble rope or strap marks
•Internal injuries evidenced by pain, difficulty with normal functioning of organs, and bleeding from body orifices
•Bruises. The following types of bruises are rarely accidental: •Bilateral bruising to the arms (may indicate that the person has been shaken, grabbed, or restrained)
•Bilateral bruising of the inner thighs (may indicate sexual abuse)
•”Wrap around” bruises that encircle an older person’s arms, legs, or torso (may indicate that the person has been physically restrained)
•Multicolored bruises (indicating that they were sustained over time)
•Injuries healing through “secondary intention” (indicating that they did not receive appropriate care)
•Signs of traumatic hair and tooth loss

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 physical abuse or any other form of elder abuse or neglect contact Elder Abuse and Neglect Attorney Kenneth LaBore toll free at 1-888-452-6589 or by email at KLaBore@MNnursinghomeneglect.com.

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