Elmhurst Commons Braham – Medication Theft
In a report concluded on May 29, 2014, the Minnesota Department of Health cites Elmhurst Commons Braham for abuse – exploitation – drug diversion.
It is alleged that a staff, alleged perpetrator (AP) took a client’s medications.
Substantiated Complaint for Drug Diversion Elmhurst Commons Braham
The preponderance of evidence established that financial exploitation occurred when the AP took three oxycodone tablets (a narcotic medication) that belongs to the client, without the client’s permission.
The client was identified as having occasional memory loss and received assistance with medication administration. The client has a physician’s order for oxycodone 5 milligrams to be taken for pain.
Surplus narcotic medications for clients were stored in the nurse’s office in a locked drawer in a locked medication cart until the medication needed to be replaced in the client’s apartment medication storage cupboard.
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 financial exploitation or any other form of elder abuse or neglect contact Elder Abuse Attorney Kenneth LaBore at 612-743-9048 or toll free at 1-888-452-6589 or by email at KLaBore@MNnursinghomeneglect.com.