Visiting Angels St Louis Park Complaint Findings for Exploitation
In a report concluded on August 18, 2014, the Minnesota Department of Health cites Visiting Angels St Louis Park for exploitation by staff.
Substantiated Complaint for Financial Exploitation Against Visiting Angels St Louis Park
Based upon a preponderance of the evidence, financial exploitation did occur when the AP while employed by the agency took $1130.00 from the client.
The client receives services in the form of personal care from the agency when the family member is away, or other times, as directed by the family member.
Interview with the family revealed $1130.00 missing from the client the day the client receive service from the AP. The family reported the theft to the police and to the provider.
Interview with the agency staff confirmed that AP worked for the client the day of the theft and the AP admitted to the provider s/he took the money from the client.
Inteview with police and review of the police evidence revealed the AP admitted to working for the client the day of the theft. The AP admitted to police s/he took $1130.00 from the client on that day. The AP gave the $1130.00 to the police.
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.