Maplewood Care Center Cited with Neglect when Resident Suffers Ankle Fracture
It is alleged in a report from the Minnesota Department of Health that a resident at Maplewood Care Center was neglected when the alleged perpetrator failed to follow the plan of care during a transfer and as a result the resident suffered a right ankle fracture.
Based on a preponderance of evidence neglect occurred when a nurse and the AP, on two separate occasions, transferred the resident without a standing lift, when the resident was assessed to need the device for the device for transfers. On one of the occasions, the resident broke his/her ankle which required surgery. The facility failed to ensure all staff were aware of the resident’s care plan interventions.
Maplewood Care Center Complaint Findings for Exploitation
In a report concluded on February 4, 2014, the Minnesota Department of Health cites Maplewood Care Center for exploitation by staff.
It is alleged that financial exploitation occurred when a staff/alleged perpetrator (AP) took a resident’s debit card and withdrew $100.00 without permission.
Substantiated Maplewood Care Center
According to stopfraud.gov, elder fraud is an act targeting older adults in which attempts are made to deceive with promises of goods, services, or financial benefits that do not exist, were never intended to be provided, or were misrepresented. Financial exploitation is the illegal or improper use of an older adult’s funds or property.
In addition to the resources listed below, please visit the Department of Justice’s Elder Justice website, which contains information for victims, their families, practitioners, law enforcement agencies and prosecutors and researchers.
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 fall injuries, financial exploitation 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.