Allegation of Abuse – Exploitation – Drug Diversion at MacGregor Place
In a reported dated February 16, 2016, the Minnesota Department of Health cited MacGregor Place with allegation that residents were financially exploited when a staff alleged perpetrator (AP) took the resident’s medication for his/her own use.
Substantiated Citation for Drug Diversion Theft at MacGregor Place
Based on a preponderance of evidence, financial exploitation did occur when the AP stole medications from three clients for his/her own use. The AP plead guilty to the thefts.
Document review and interview revealed the AP was employed at the facility and was responsible for medication administration to the clients, all medications were locked in a cabinet in the staff office and the staff who administer medications carry the key to unlock the cabinet.
The AP plead guilty to the thefts. The AP did not respond to a subpoena that was issued for an interview.
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 financial exploitation or any other form of elder abuse or neglect contact Minnesota Elder Abuse Attorney Kenneth LaBore toll free at 1-888-452-6589 or by email at KLaBore@MNnursinghomeneglect.com.