Kasson MSCOS Kasson Complaint Findings for Physical Abuse
In a report concluded on July 15, 2013, the Minnesota Department of Health cites Kasson MSCOS Kasson for physical abuse by staff.
It is alleged abuse occurred when the alleged perpetrator’s (AP) actions caused a client’s behaviors to escalate resulting in the client being placed in a manual hold three times, contrary to the program plan. During one of the holds the AP and the client fell to the ground causing a bruise on the client’s hip.
Substantiated Neglect After Physical Abuse Leading to Fall at Kason MSCOS Kasson
A preponderance of the evidence indicates abuse occurred when the AP physically restrained the client 3 times within 1 hour. The AP failed to follow the client’s behavior plan, which resulted in increased behaviors by the client, which the AP responded to by restraining the client. One of the restraining incidents resulted in a bruise on the client’s hip.
The facility suspended the AP pending the results of the internal investigation. The AP no longer works at the facility.
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 physical abuse or any other form of elder abuse or neglect contact Elder Abuse and Neglect Attorney Kenneth LaBore toll free at 1-888-452-6589 or by email at KLaBore@MNnursinghomeneglect.com.