Maplewood Suite Living Care Complaint Findings for Exploitation
In a report concluded on January 31, 2011, the Minnesota Department of Health cites Maplewood Suite Living Care for exploitation by staff.
The allegation is exploitation based on the following: a client was missing multiple gift cards, alleged perpetrator, (AP), was observed on a Target store video using the client’s gift card.
Substantiated Complaint of Financial Exploitation Against Maplewood Suite Living Care
What is Elder Abuse , What is Financial Exploitation?
In Minnesota, Financial exploitation is defined in Minn. Stat. 626.5572 Subd. 9 as the improper use of a vulnerable adults funds, property, or assets
Fraud is the use of deception, trickery, false pretense, or dishonest acts or statement for financial gain.
Telemarketing scams designed to take advantage of elderly persons, including internet phishing (i.e., false email messages asking for bank account information).
Confidence crimes are the use of deception to gain victims’ confidence.
Promising lifelong care in exchange for money or property and not following through on the promise.
Medicare Fraud, including, being charged for services never received, being offered a plan not approved by Medicare, being led to join plan based on false information, and someone using the vulnerable adults Medicare card to receive medical care.
Predatory lending, where vulnerable adults are pressured into taking out inappropriate reverse mortgages or other loans.
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 at 612-743-9048 or toll free at 1-888-452-6589 or by email at KLaBore@MNnursinghomeneglect.com.