Regency Home Healthcare Little Canada Complaint Findings for Exploitation
In a report concluded on February 26, 2013, the Minnesota Department of Health cites Regency Home Healthcare Little Canada for exploitation by staff.
It is alleged that financial exploitation occurred when a Personal Care Provider, alleged perpetrator (AP) took and cashed two personal checks totaling $625.00 without the patient’s permission.
According to the National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse, elder financial abuse spans a broad spectrum of conduct, including:
•Taking money or property
•Forging an older person’s signature
•Getting an older person to sign a deed, will, or power of attorney through deception, coercion, or undue influence
•Using the older person’s property or possessions without permission
•Promising lifelong care in exchange for money or property and not following through on the promise
•Confidence crimes (“cons”) are the use of deception to gain victims’ confidence
•Scams are fraudulent or deceptive acts
•Fraud is the use of deception, trickery, false pretence, or dishonest acts or statements for financial gain
•Telemarketing scams. Perpetrators call victims and use deception, scare tactics, or exaggerated claims to get them to send money. They may also make charges against victims’ credit cards without authorization
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.