Carsten’s Harbour Cambridge Complaint Findings for Abuse by Staff – Confinement
In a report concluded on January 9, 2015, the Minnesota Department of Health cites Carsten’s Harbour Cambridge for abuse – physical – staff – emotional – staff – neglect – health care.
It is alleged that a client (C1) was abuse when the alleged perpetrator (AP) forced the client to stay in a locked room.
It is alleged that a client (C2) was verbally abused when the AP yelled at the client and threatened to hit and strap the client to the bed.
It is alleged that a client (C3) was neglected when the client fell and was injured when the AP directed staff not to complete cares.
In addition, it is alleged that the AP has punched staff and been under the influence of drugs and alcohol while in the facility which has caused clients to be fearful.
Based on a preponderance of the evidence maltreatment is substantiated when the alleged perpetrator (AP) used unreasonable confinement by forcing C1 to remain in a room for 7 hours. C2 and C3 were neglected when the AP instructed facility staff to leave their work areas for an unscheduled training meeting. During this unsupervised time, C2 and C3 fell with C3 sustaining injuries.
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, health care neglect or any other form of elder abuse or neglect contact Elder Abuse and Neglect Attorney Kenneth LaBore at 1-888-452-6589 or by email at KLaBore@MNnursinghomeneglect.com.