Resident Suffers Fractured Hip at Mendota Heights White Pine II
In a report from the Minnesota Department of Health it is alleged that clients at Mendota Heights White Pine were neglected when the facility failed to provide adequate supervision to two clients. Client #1 walked into client #2’s room, which resulted in client #2 pushing client #1 fell and sustained a hip fracture.
Neglect was substantiated. The facility was responsible for maltreatment. The facility was aware of client #2’s ongoing aggressive behaviors, including physical attacks but did not implement new or effective interventions to keep other clients safe.
Mendota Heights WP LLC Cited By MDH After Staff Member Steals Resident’s Medication
In a report concluded on November 25, 2015, the Minnesota Department of Health cites Mendota Heights WP LLC it is alleged that a client was financially exploited when a staff, alleged perpetrator (AP) took the client’s pain medications for her/his own personal use.
Based on a preponderance of the evidence financial exploitation did occur when the AP took narcotic medication from the client for his/her personal use.
Client #1 received services from the facility for medication administration and had a physician’s or for 5 mg of morphine solutab. Document review and interview with facility staff indicated client #1 was missing 15 tablets of 5 mg morphine solutabs. Facility staff indicated that the 15 tablets were accounted for by staff and the AP on 4-20-15 at the start of the shift at 11:00 p.m. and were discovered missing on 4-21-15 after the AP worked. Facility staff indicated the client did miss any doses of medications and did not have an increase in pain as a result.
Facility staff indicated during interview they say the AP in the medication cart at 1:30 a.m. on 4-21-15 and the AP was the only person with assess to the medication cart during the shift.
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 1-888-452-6589 or by email at KLaBore@MNnursinghomeneglect.com.