St Benedicts Senior Community Neglect Substantiated

Written By: Kenneth LaBore | Published On: 10th April 2015

St Benedicts Senior Community Theft of Resident Funds by Staff Members

St Benedicts Senior Community Theft of Client’s Money By Staff Members

In a report dated January 5, 2017, the Minnesota Department of Health, alleged that five clients at St Benedicts Senior Community were financially exploited when the alleged perpetrator (AP) took the client’s money.

St Benedicts Senior Community Financial Exploitation by Staff

According the MDH Substantiated Complaint: there was a preponderance of evidence, financial exploitation occurred when the alleged perpetrator (AP) took money from clients.  The AP took $120.00 from Client #1, $180.00 from Client #2, and $12.00 from Client #3.  There was not a preponderance of evidence regarding whether the AP took money from Client #4 and Client #5.

All five clients received home care services from the provider according to the services agreements and care plans.

Interviews with staff revealed Client #1, Client #2, and Client #3 reported to staff that money was missing from their apartments, all on the same day.  Client #1 was missing $120.00, Client #2 was missing $180.00, and Client #3 was missing $12.00.  The AP was the only staff person assigned to those three clients on that day.  Staff placed two marked $20.00 bills in a client’s room, with the client’s permission, the following day.  The licensee had a camera in the hallway focused on the client’s entryway door.  The client reported the AP had been in his/her room, and the marked bills were missing.  Staff reviewed the camera footage, observed the AP enter and exit the client’s room, and called the police.  Staff reported client’s #4 and #5 later came forward to report the missing money.

Interviews with all five clients revealed they reported the following monetary losses: Client #1 – $120.00, Client #2 – $180.00, Client #3 – $12.00, Client #4 – $17.00, Client #5 – $10.00.  Client #1, Client #2, and Client #3 reported their losses occurred on the same day.  Client #4 and Client #5 reported their losses occurred several times within the previous month.

A police report indicated police were called to the facility on report of a theft.  Police responded and interviewed the AP.  The AP admitted to taking the marked bills, and to taking $100 from the other two clients.  Police issued a citation to the AP for misdemeanor theft.

The AP was interviewed and admitted to taking money from Client #1 and Client #2, although s/he stated s/he could not recall exactly how much money s/he had taken or when s/he had taken it.  The AP denied taking any money from Client #3, Client #4, or Client #5.

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

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Failure to Provide CPR

Failure to Provide CPR at St Benedicts Senior Community in St. Cloud Minnesota

St Benedicts Senior Community St Cloud Complaint Findings for Neglect – Health Care

In a report concluded on November 5, 2013, the Minnesota Department of Health cites St Benedicts Senior Community for neglect of health care.

It is alleged that neglect occurred when a resident was not provided with care based on her advanced directive.  The resident became unresponsive in the dining room and staff brought the resident to her room.  No CPR was initiated although the resident had a full code resuscitation status.

A preponderance of evidence reveals neglect is substantiated when the facility staff failed to provide emergency care, including cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) after a resident became pulseless.  The resident’s resuscitation code status was full code.  Nurses were in attendance with the resident from the time s/he became until the nurses noted the resident no longer had a pulse.

The physician was interviewed and stated the staff should have initiated CPR according to orders for full resuscitation.  This was the resident’s preference, the time frame was appropriate for initiation of CPR, and staff were with the resident.

There was neglect because the facility licensed nurses failed to initiate CPR to the resident when they were present when the resident arrested.  The resident died.  The nurse failed to follow to the standard practice for CPR as recommended by the American Heart Association.  The facility policy and procedure did not follow the American Heart Association recommendations as standard of practice when to perform or not perform CPR.

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 failure to provide CPR 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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