Medication Theft by Staff at Anoka Rehab
The Minnesota Department of Health found maltreatment for drug diversion at Anoka Rehab & Living Center. It is alleged that a resident was exploited when the alleged perpetrator took his/her medication from the narcotic box. Based on a preponderance of evidence, a resident was financially exploited when the alleged perpetrator (AP) stole the resident’s opioid pain medication for their own personal use.
Medication Theft Improper Drug Use at Anoka Rehab & Living Center
Drug diversion is another way to say medication theft. Usually pain opioid medication such as Oxycodine or similar drugs. Medication theft is a serious issue for seniors since they can be left to suffer from their medical conditions or surgeries and their providers believe that they are being provided the medication.
Medication Stolen Pain Drugs at Anoka Rehab & Living
Not only does this effect the care of the residents whom the medication is taken if care providers are taking the medications themselves at work it puts all the residents at risk from lack of supervision or increased risk of error.
Here are additional MDH complaints against Anoka Rehab
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.