In a report from the MDH it is alleged that a client at Edgewood Vista Hermantown neglected a client when they fell out of bed. The facility transferred the client to the hospital where it was determined the client sustained a nasal fracture.
Edgewood Vista Client Suffered Broken Nose After Fall from Bed
Neglect was substantiated. The client had multiple falls, which resulted in injury. There was evidence that a failure on the part of the facility to consistently implement timely and appropriate fall interventions was contributing factor to the continuing falls.
Edgewood Vista Hermantown Complaint Findings for Exploitation
In a report concluded on October 25, 2013, the Minnesota Department of Health cites Edgewood Vista Hermantown for exploitation by staff.
It is alleged that financial exploitation occurred when a staff, alleged perpetrator (AP), took rings valued at $1000.00 and other amounts of money from clients #1, #2, #3, #4 and #5 without permission.
A preponderance of evidence indicates that financial exploitation occurred when the AP took valuable items and money from several clients without their permission. The AP confessed to police to theft from facility clients. The AP was charged with felony theft.
Edgewood Vista Hermantown Complaint Findings for Sexual Abuse
In another report concluded on February 12, 2013, the Minnesota Department of Health cites Edgewood Vista Hermantown for sexual abuse.
It is alleged abuse occurred when a staff person/Alleged Perpetrator (AP) had sexual intercourse with a client.
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 sexual abuse, neglect of health care or any other form of elder abuse or neglect contact Elder Abuse Attorney Kenneth LaBore at 612-743-9048 toll free at 1-888-452-6589 or by email at KLaBore@MNnursinghomeneglect.com.