Seniors Helpers Minneapolis Complaint Findings for Exploitation
In a report concluded on December 20, 2013, the Minnesota Department of Health cites Seniors Helpers Minneapolis for exploitation by staff.
It is alleged that financial exploitation occurred when a staff, alleged perpetrator (AP) used a client’s credit card to purchased items for her own use for approximately $3000.00 without permission.
Substantiated Complaint of Financial Exploitation by Staff
Based on a preponderance of evidence financial exploitation is substantiated. The AP used the client’s credit card to make purchases that were not authorized by the client, totaling $3,712.31.
The AP provided assistance to the client in the capacity of a Personal Care Attendant. The client received personal care services from the AP two hours a day, Monday through Friday, which included assistance with bathing, light housekeeping and running errands, which included shopping for groceries and other personal items.
The client had the AP’s name put on the credit card account as an authorized user, to make agreed upon purchases for the client. The client noticed on her/his credit card statement, charges that s/he had not authorized.
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 612-743-9048 or toll free at 1-888-452-6589 or by email at KLaBore@MNnursinghomeneglect.com.