Heathers Manor in Crystal Minnesota Cited For Financial Exploitation
Based on a report dated May 2, 2016, the MDH alleged that a client was financially exploited by alleged perpetrator (AP) when s/he used the client’s credit cards in the amount of $1200-$1500.00.
Credit Card Theft From Resident at Heathers Manor
Based on a preponderance of the evidence financial exploitation did occur when the alleged perpetrator (AP) took two of the client’s credit cards and used them to make several purchases totaling $1114.78.
The client received services from the home care provider for activities of daily living, medication administration, respiratory care, laundry, and eating assistance. The client was not alert or oriented, was not cognitively intact, and did not have the ability the leave the facility to make purchases.
Interviews with family revealed the family member was power of attorney for the client and noticed charges on the client’s two credit card accounts that the client could not have made because the client did not have the ability to leave the facility to make purchases. The family member said the credit cards were in the client’s wallet but s/he could not recall when s/he last saw the client’s wallet. The family member called the home care provider and the police.
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If you have concerns about medication errors, improper use of medical equipment, falls 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.