DCI Emerson West St Paul Complaint Findings for Physical Abuse
In a report concluded on January 23, 2013, the Minnesota Department of Health cites DCI Emerson West St Paul for physical abuse by staff emotional abuse by staff.
The allegation is abuse based on the following: three clients were injured when the alleged perpetrator (AP#1) and the alleged perpetrator (AP#2) cut three clients’ hair without permission.
Substantiated Complaint for Physical Abuse at DCI Emerson West St Paul
According to ncea.aoa.gov, signs and symptoms of physical abuse include but are not limited to:
•bruises, black eyes, welts, lacerations, and rope marks;
•bone fractures, broken bones, and skull fractures;
•open wounds, cuts, punctures, untreated injuries in various stages of healing;
•sprains, dislocations, and internal injuries/bleeding;
•broken eyeglasses/frames, physical signs of being subjected to punishment, and signs of being restrained;
•laboratory findings of medication overdose or under utilization of prescribed drugs;
•an elder’s report of being hit, slapped, kicked, or mistreated;
•an elder’s sudden change in behavior; and
•the caregiver’s refusal to allow visitors to see an elder alone.
Report Suspected Abuse and Neglect – DCI Emerson West St Paul
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 at 612-743-9048 or toll free at 1-888-452-6589 or by email at KLaBore@MNnursinghomeneglect.com