Cerenity Care Center Humboldt St Paul Complaint Findings for Exploitation
In a report concluded on November 14, 2014, the Minnesota Department of Health cites Cerenity Care Center Humboldt St Paul for exploitation – drug diversion.
It is alleged that financial exploitation occurred when a staff member removed a resident’s Fentanyl patch from the resident’s back without permission.
Substantiated Complaint of Financial Exploitation Against Cerenity Care Center Humboldt
Based on a preponderance of evidence financial exploitation did occur. The Alleged Perpetrator (AP) took the Fentanyl patch (a narcotic) off the resident. The AP was not authorized or assigned to remove the Fentanyl patch for the AP’s personal use.
Cerenity Care Center Humboldt St Paul Complaint Findings for Neglect – Transfer Injury – Fracture
In a report concluded on June 6, 2013, the Minnesota Department of Health cites Cerenity Care Center Humboldt St Paul for neglect of health care.
It is alleged that neglect occurred when a resident sustained a leg fracture when s/he was transferred by the alleged perpetrator (AP) in a manner not consistent with the resident’s plan of care. Neglect occurred when during a transfer with a mechanical lift the resident’s foot was caught on the lift resulting in leg fractures. The AP did not follow the resident’s plan of care related to the transfers.
The resident’s care plan and nursing assistant care cards direct staff to use three staff and a mechanical lift for all transfers of the resident. Staff interviews also confirmed that the resident required the assistance of three staff members in which one staff member ran the lift, the second staff member guided the resident’s body and third staff member was used to guide the resident’s legs/feet during transfers.
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 theft, financial exploitation, mechanical lift or medical equipment injury, fall injury or any other form of elder abuse or neglect contact Elder Abuse Attorney Kenneth LaBore or toll free at 1-888-452-6589 or by email at KLaBore@MNnursinghomeneglect.com.