Recent MDH Findings of Neglect against Financial Exploitation Complaint.
Allegation of Abuse and Exploitation by Staff at Villa St Vincent
In a report dated August 6, 2014, the Minnesota Department of Health cited Villa St Vincent with abuse – exploitation by staff.
Substantiated Citation of Abuse after Theft of Resident’s Narcotic Medication at Villa St Vincent
Based on a preponderance of the evidence the allegation of exploitation did occur when the AP took narcotic medications and non narcotic medications (amount unknown) that belongs to residents (R) #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7, #8, #9, and #10 for the AP’s personal use.
According to the police report, the AP had procession of 18 pills that the AP identified as belonging to residents of the facility. The medications included tramadol, hydrocodone, Tylenol #3, and Percocet (acetaminophen/oxycodone) a narcotic medication. A urine test obtained from the AP tested positive for opiates and oxycodone.
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, medication errors, improper use of medical equipment, falls 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.