Oakview Residential Care Moose Lake Complaint Findings for Exploitation
In a report concluded on November 27, 2012, the Minnesota Department of Health cites Oakview Residential Care Moose Lake for exploitation.
The allegation is financial exploitation based on the following: a staff person alleged perpetrator (AP) admitted to stealing approximately $1000.00 and some US stamps from a client.
- 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 toll free at 1-888-452-6589 or by email at KLaBore@MNnursinghomeneglect.com.