In a report from the Minnesota Department of Health a client at The Waters Senior Living Management in Minnetonka was cited with neglect when the alleged perpetrator failed to provide adequate supervision, which resulted in the client eloping from the facility. The client fell and sustained facial lacerations and bilateral broken arms.
Neglect was substantiated. The facility was responsible for the maltreatment. The client, who resided in the facility’s memory care unit, successfully eloped and was later found by a passerby who called for emergency medical services. Facility staff were unaware of the client’s elopement until a police officer informed them, after the client identified herself, and emergency medical services transported the client to the hospital.
Recent MDH Findings of Neglect against The Waters Senior Living Management Minnetonka
Allegations of Theft Against the Waters Senior Living Management in Minnetonka
In a report from the Minnesota Department of Health, dated October 17, 2016, the Waters Senior Living Management LLC it was alleged that a client was financially exploited when the alleged perpetrator (AP) took the client’s personal Bose radio.
Citation of Neglect Against the Waters Senior Living
Based on a preponderance of evidence, financial exploitation occurred when the alleged perpetrator (AP) took the client’s Bose radio.
The client received home care services from the provider according to a service agreement and care plan.
Interviews revealed a family member reported to staff that the client’s Bose radio, valued at $1200, was missing from his/her room. Staff searched for the radio and reviewed video camera footage on the entry way to the client’s room. The video revealed the AP removed the radio from the client’s room and exited to secure living area with the radio in his/her hands. Staff called the police but the family member declined to press criminal charges against the AP. Staff interviewed the AP and s/he admitted to taking the client’s permission from the family to borrow the radio.
If you have questions about financial exploitation or other types of elder abuse or neglect contact Attorney Kenneth LaBore for a free consultation at 612-743-9048 or by email at KLaBore@MNnursinghomeneglect.com.