Another Allegation of Financial Exploitation at Visiting Angels Red Wing
In a report from the Minnesota Department of Health dated May 2, 2016, it is alleged that financial exploitation did occur when the alleged perpetrator (AP) took the client’s jewelry.
Based on a preponderance of evidence financial exploitation occurred when the alleged perpetrator (AP) took a necklace from client #1 and four rings from client #2.
Visiting Angels Red Wing Complaint Findings for Exploitation
In a report concluded on December 24, 2012, the Minnesota Department of Health cites Visiting Angels Red Wing for exploitation by staff.
Substantiated Allegation of Financial Exploitation Against Visiting Angels Red Wing
Based on a preponderance of evidence, financial exploitation was substantiated. The AP took the client’s money for personal use, without the client’s or the client’s legal representative’s knowledge.
Financial exploitation is a fancy way to say theft. There are many forms of theft to seniors in elder care settings. Commonly stolen items include wedding rings, clock radios, ipads and laptops, money, credit cards, gift cards, clothing, gifts from others (such as Christmas baskets), theft of narcotic medication also known as drug diversion, as well as fraud when services are billed and not provided in accordance with the resident’s care plan.
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.