The Villa at Bryn Mawr Cited by MDH After Staff Member Allegedly Physically Abuses Resident
In a report concluded on July 16, 2015, the Minnesota Department of Health cites The Villa at Bryn Mawr alleging that a resident was abused when a resident was abused when an employee, the alleged perpetrator (AP) punched the resident in the shin three times with a closed fist.
The Villa at Bryn Mawr MDH Finding – Physical Abuse
Based on a preponderance of the evidence, abuse did occur when the AP repeatedly struck the resident in the shin three to four times with a closed fist. The resident sustained a reddened area on the mid-anterior left shin, the size of an orange.
According to the Vulnerable Adults Act, Minn. Stat. § 626.5772 a resident should be free from threats, verbal or physical assault and live in a safe environment.
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 Minnesota Elder Abuse Attorney Kenneth LaBore toll free at 1-888-452-6589 or by email at KLaBore@MNnursinghomeneglect.com.