Norris Square Cottage Grove Complaint Findings for Exploitation
In a report concluded on September 12, 2013, the Minnesota Department of Health cites Norris Square Cottage Grove for exploitation by other.
It is alleged that financial exploitation occurred when the alleged perpetrator/(AP) took a resident’s narcotic medications without permission.
Substantiated Complaint of Financial Exploitation Against Norris Square Cottage Grove
Based on a preponderance of the evidence financial exploitation is substantiated.
The client was admitted to the facility with a diagnosed that included osteoporosis and chronic pain. The client had physician orders for the narcotic pain medication Oxycodone to be administered three times daily and as needed for pain.
The day of the incident, two nurses counted medications at the beginning of the shift at 3:15 p.m. and all narcotic counts were verified as correct. At the end of the shift at 11:15 p.m. two nurses again counted narcotics and discovered 30 pills of Oxycodone were missing from the client’s locked medication box. A review of staffing schedules revealed that the AP was working at the facility at the time the medication was discovered to be missing. The nurses immediately alerted administration and police were called.
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If you have concerns about financial abuse or any other form of elder abuse or neglect contact Elder Abuse Neglect Attorney Kenneth LaBore at 612-743-9048 or toll free at 1-888-452-6589 or by email at KLaBore@MNnursinghomeneglect.com.