Theft of Resident Medications at Lake Shore Inn in Waseca Minnesota
Medication Theft at Lake Shore Inn
In a report dated August 1, 2016, the MDH alleged that a resident at Lake Shore Inn was financially exploited when a staff, alleged perpetrator (AP) took resident’s narcotics.
Based on a preponderance of the evidence financial exploitation did not occur when the alleged perpetrator (AP) took approximately four tablets of Oxycodone daily from two residents over approximately 8-10 days.
One resident was alert and oriented diagnosed with a total right hip replacement. The resident’s physician had ordered Oxycodone HCI (used to treat acute pain) 5 mg every 4 hours as needed for pain (PRN).
The second resident was diagnosed with a fractured right femur. The resident’s physician had ordered Oxycodone HCI 5 mg every four hours as needed for pain.
On an evening shift a nurse went to administer Oxycodone HCL 5 mg PRN to the second resident who had requested pain medication. The nurse noted the Oxycodone package had been tampered with an medication was taped in the package. The nurse called and informed the administration. The nurse noticed the medications that were taped into the packages were different. Administration instructed the nurse to lock the tampered packages of Oxycodone in the office.
The consulting pharmacist was notified and verified the Oxycodone tablets had been replaced with seventeen other medications for the first resident and sixteen other medications for the second resident. The police were notified of the resident.
Financial Exploitation at Lake Shore Inn, Medication Theft
In a report dated August 1, 2016, from the Minnesota Department of Health it was alleged that a resident at Lake Shore Inn in Waseca was financially exploited when a staff member took resident’s narcotics Based on a preponderance of the evidence financial exploitation did occur.
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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.