Benedictine Living Community New London Complaint Findings for Exploitation
In a report concluded on December 15, 2014, the Minnesota Department of Health cites Benedictine Living Community New London for exploitation – drug diversion.
It is alleged that some residents were financially exploited when a staff, alleged perpetrator (AP) took the resident’s narcotic medications for his/her own use.
Based on a preponderance of evidence financial exploitation is substantiated. From April 2014 through August 28, 2014 the alleged perpetrator (AP) diverted narcotic medications from 18 residents of the facility for his/her own use.
When interviewed by police, the AP stated the medication tampering began in April 2014. The AP denied removing OxyContin or Lorazepam from the medication carts, but did admit to replacing Hydrocodone with Tylenol. The AP told police that s/he would take 10-20 Hydrocodone pills a month and would take approximately 4-5 pills a shift.
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 abuse or any other form of elder abuse or neglect contact Abuse and Neglect Attorney Kenneth LaBore toll free at 1-888-452-6589 or by email at KLaBore@MNnursinghomeneglect.com.