The Commons on Marice Eagan Exploitation Substantiated

Written By: Kenneth LaBore | Published On: 13th April 2015
Financial Exploitation, Theft of Medication

Financial Exploitation, Theft of Medication, The Commons on Marice in Eagan Minnesota

The Commons on Marice Eagan Complaint Findings for Exploitation

In a report concluded on June 24, 2013, the Minnesota Department of Health cites The Commons on Marice Eagan for exploitation by staff.

The allegation is financial exploitation based on the following: a Nursing Assistant allegedly stole Oxycodone from a resident.

Substantiated Neglect Financial Exploitation Against The Commons on Marice

A preponderance of evidence supports that exploitation occurred when the Alleged Perpetrator (AP) took 4 or 5 Oxycodone pills from a resident for her/his own personal use.  The AP admitted to taking the medication on occasion and was photographed in the medication drawer in the resident’s room.

The resident’s medications are kept in the resident’s apartment and the resident’s family set up the weekly medication pill-minder box.

The resident reported to the facility that one hundred twenty (120) Oxycodone pills and sixty (60) Oxycotin 20 mg pills were allegedly taken from the resident’s medication drawer.  Three days later the resident reported that 12 more Oxycodone pills were taken; that same day the family placed four or five Oxycotin 5 mg tabs in each of 2 plastic bags and placed one in the resident’s bedroom and one in the medication drawer in the kitchen.  They also installed a camera in the kitchen.  Three days later the AP entered the resident’s room without permission and without an assigned task to complete.  The resident was attending an activity in the facility.  The camera took photos of the AP in the medication drawer.  The baggie and the pills in the medication drawer were gone.

The local police interviewed the AP, the AP admitted, on one occasion, to taking the baggie with the medication in it.  The police department forwarded the reports to the county attorney’s office to file charges.

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 at 1-888-452-6589 or by email at KLaBore@MNnursinghomeneglect.com.

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