Meadowland Elder Care Homes Complaint Findings for Physical Abuse
In a report concluded on March 15, 2011, the Minnesota Department of Health cites Meadowland Elder Care Homes for physical abuse by staff.
The allegation is abuse based on the following: while toileting Client #1, a staff person, alleged perpetrator (AP) hit Client #1 with an open hand on his hip to get him to turn and kicked at his foot to move his foot. When the client reached to flush the toilet the (AP) pushed his shoulder toward the wall which resulted in the client hitting his head on the toilet paper holder.
Substantiated Complaint of Elder Abuse at Meadowland Elder Care Homes
What is Elder Abuse , What is Physical Abuse?
Physical abuse is physical force or violence that results in bodily injury, pain, or impairment. It includes assault, battery, and inappropriate restraint.
Physical elder abuse is non-accidental use of force against an elderly person that results in physical pain, injury or impairment. Such abuse includes not only physical assaults such as hitting or shoving but the inappropriate use of drugs, restraints, or confinement.
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 Minnesota Nursing Home Neglect Attorney Kenneth LaBore at 612-743-9048 or toll free at 1-888-452-6589 or by email at KLaBore@MNnursinghomeneglect.com.