This is also a recent MDH Finding of Abuse at Whispering Pines Assisted Living, verbal abuse to resident.
Whispering Pines Assisted Living Substantiated Allegation of Financial Exploitation – Drug Diversion, Sexual Abuse
In a report concluded on July 21, 2015, the Minnesota Department of Health cites Whispering Pines Assisted Living alleging that a client was financially exploited when a staff, alleged perpetrator (AP) took the client’s narcotic medications for his/her own personal use.
Whispering Pines Assisted Living MDH Findings
Based on a preponderance of the evidence, financial exploitation is substantiated. The alleged perpetrator (AP) took 76 oxycodone hydrochloride (a narcotic pain medication) 5 mg tablets that belonged to the client without the client’s permission.
The client received services from the facility for medication administration and was oriented to person, place and time. The client was identified as having pain and required medication administration in the form of oxycodone hydrochloride up to six times per day.
Sexual Abuse Substantiated Against Multiple Residents at Whispering Pines Assisted Living
In a report concluded on June 11, 2015, the Minnesota Department of Health cites Whispering Pines Assisted Living alleging a client was abused by a staff member, the alleged perpetrator, (AP) had a sexual relationship with the client.
In a report concluded on June 11, 2015, the Minnesota Department of Health cites Whispering Pines Assisted Living alleging that another client was sexually abused by the AP who had a sexual relationship with the vulnerable adult at least once during the time of March 20 to April 3, 2015.
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, sexual abuse 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.