Facility Cited by MDH after Pressure Sores Suffered by Resident
In a report from the Minnesota Department of Health it was alleged that a client at Parkinson’s Specialty Care was neglected when facility staff failed to provide timely wound care, resulting in Stage 4 pressure wounds.
Neglect was substantiated. The home care provider was responsible for maltreatment. The home care provider failed to adequately assess, monitor, and treat the client’s skin during health decline and failed to provide interventions to prevent pressure wounds.
Parkinson’s Specialty Home Care Golden Valley Complaint Findings for Sexual Assault
In a report concluded on July 8, 2014, the Minnesota Department of Health cites Parkinson’s Specialty Home Care for sexual assault.
It is alleged that a client was abused when the alleged perpetrator (AP) touched the client inappropriately.
Substantiated Complaint for Sexual Abuse Parkinson’s Specialty Home Care Golden Valley
Based on a preponderance of evidence of sexual abuse occurred when the AP touched/massaged the client’s breasts and inner thighs. Although the AP denied in a written statement that he touched the client inappropriately, the client consistently reported the account of what occurred and did not have a history of making false sexual abuse statements. In addition, the AP was previously notified that he was disqualified from providing direct contact to clients but continued to work providing direct contact to clients in health care settings.
The client reported to staff that when the AP assisted the client to get ready for bed, the AP offered to give the client a back rub with lotion. The AP gave the client a back rub but touched/massaged other areas of the client’s body including her breasts and inner thighs.
According to the investigation the AP is responsible for abuse. The AP did not have a cleared background study to provide direct care to vulnerable adults. The AP was notified in March of 2011 that he was disqualified from any position allowing direct contact with vulnerable adults.
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 sexual abuse or any other form of elder abuse or neglect contact Elder Abuse and Neglect Attorney Kenneth LaBore at 612-743-9048 or toll free at 1-888-452-6589 or by email at KLaBore@MNnursinghomeneglect.com.