Green Lea Senior Living Allegation of Resident Physical Abuse
In a report from the Minnesota Department of Health dated December 28, 2016, it was alleged that a resident at Green Lea Senior Living in Mable Minnesota was abused when the alleged perpetrator (AP) pushed the resident’s forehead down and covered his/her face with unused disposable brief.
Green Lead Senior Living Substantiated Complaint of Physical Abuse to Resident
Based on a preponderance of the evidence, abuse occurred when the alleged perpetrator (AP) pushed the resident’s head down onto the bed, and covered the resident’s face with an unused disposable brief while providing personal cares to the resident.
The resident was diagnosed with delusional disorders, Alzheimer’s disease, and generalized anxiety disorder. The resident was severely cognitively impaired and required assistance with all activities of daily living.
One evening two staff and the AP were assisting the resident with bedtime cares as the resident sat on the edge of the bed. The AP placed a hand over the resident’s face and pushed the resident’s head down on the bed, forcing the resident into a lying position. The resident started crying and yell for help. The AP then took a clean disposable brief and placed it over the resident’s face for three to four seconds before removing it. The resident continued to cry while making statements about getting “beat up”. One of the staff left the room to inform the nurse about the AP’s treatment towards the resident, while the other staff member and the AP continued with personal cares. The AP then aggressively removed the resident’s pants. The other staff intervened to complete the cares. The AP laughed and left the resident’s room. Staff immediately reported the AP’s actions to the charge nurse and the assistant director of nursing. and the executive director. The AP was suspended and escorted out of the facility pending an investigation. The executive director notified the police.
The resident was interviewed and unable to remember the incident.
Attempts to interview the AP were unsuccessful. The AP was terminated from employment with the facility.
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