In a report from the MDH it was alleged that a Harmony House staff member sexually abused the client when she inserted a finger into the client’s vagina during two separate incidents.
Sexual abuse was substantiated. The AP was responsible for the maltreatment. The AP made unwanted sexual contact with the client on two separate occasions when she inserted an in continence brief and her finger into the client’s vagina.
Harmony House Pierz Complaint Findings for Neglect – Falls
In a report concluded on June 20, 2012, the Minnesota Department of Health cites Harmony House Pierz for neglect of health care falls.
The allegation is neglect based on the following: Client #1 had a fall with injury when a staff person, alleged perpetrator (AP) ambulated Client #1 without using a gait belt. The next day the client was transported to the emergency room where Client #1 passed away.
Substantiated Neglect Related to Falls at Harmony House Pierz
According to CDC.gov, each year, millions of older people—those 65 and older—fall. In fact, one out of three older people falls each year, but less than half tell their doctor. Falling once doubles your chances of falling again.
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 falls, fractures or any other form of elder abuse or neglect contact Elder Abuse and Neglect Attorney Kenneth LaBore at 612-743-9048 or toll free at 1-888-452-6589 or by email at KLaBore@MNnursinghomeneglect.com.