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2016 and Early 2017 Headlines of Wrongful Death and Abuse Reported In Senior Living Facilities in MN

The following are some of the state wide media and professional publication coverage on reported abuse. Most cases don’t get in the papers because they go unreported or not investigated by the Department of Health. These google search results reflect the ‘tip of the iceberg’ in the thousands of gross maltreatment in senior living, home care and long-term care facilities through out the State of Minnesota. Please note that there are likely many other media reported abuses that this google search has missed.


Health Department: Roseville Facility Neglected Resident in Apparent Suffocation Death http://kstp.com/medical/health-department-roseville-facility-neglected-resident-in-apparent-suffocation-death/4637945/?cat=12196

October 18, 2017 06:09 PM

A Roseville assisted living facility neglected a resident who died after becoming wedged between a bed and a physical therapy pole, a state Department of Health investigation has determined.


Minnesota caregiver pleads guilty to sexually assaulting woman with Alzheimer's

Facility still faces allegations that it hid incident from family members.

http://www.startribune.com/minnesota-caregiver-pleads-guilty-to-sexually-assaulting-elderly-woman-with-alzheimer-s/436856463/

JULY 27, 2017 — David E. DeLong, 60, of Pine River, leaves the Crow Wing County District Court after pleading guilty to sexually assaulting a 78-year-old woman with Alzheimer’s disease.


Inappropriate Social Media Posts by Nursing Home Workers

https://www.propublica.org/.../inappropriate-social-media-posts-by-nursing-home-wo...

Jun 23, 2017 - Related story: Nursing Home Workers Share Explicit Photos of Residents on Snapchat .... State: MN .... The facility did not report the abuse in a timely manner because the administrator told inspectors "there was no concrete ...


One woman's fight to expose quality-of-care investigations in Minnesota

http://www.startribune.com/local/427690133.html

JUNE 11, 2017 — From her home in Plymouth, Sheila Van Pelt types on a laptop with two scraps of paper taped below the keypad. One says, “Who are the heavy hitters?” The other: “What public purpose does it serve?”


Morrison County Record | Vulnerable adult abuse reports on the rise ...

mcrecord.com/2017/.../vulnerable-adult-abuse-reports-on-the-rise-in-morrison-count...


Jun 4, 2017 - Minnesota statute defines physical abuse as the “use of physical force ... It was discovered after the elderly care facility the vulnerable adult was ...


MDH: Client Died Because Brooklyn Park Facility Administered Wrong Medication

http://kstp.com/medical/minnesota-department-of-health-report-clozapine-waterford-assisted-living-brooklyn-park/4500252/?cat=1


May 31, 2017 - A Brooklyn Park assisted living facility allegedly neglected a patient who was given another’s medication and died 16 days later, according to a Minnesota Department of Health investigation.

Ride from hell, why answers are hard to find

http://www.fox9.com/news/investigators/ride-from-hell-why-answers-are-hard-to-find

By: Jeff Baillon

POSTED: MAY 02 2017 06:19PM CDT

VIDEO POSTED: MAY 02 2017 09:49PM CDT

UPDATED: MAY 03 2017 11:28AM CDT

(KMSP) - Mary Wittman was just a few months shy of 100 years old and despite the onset of dementia, she still showed a sparkle of wit at the sight of the logo on her daughter’s iPhone, while her daughter took some video of her. "Somebody took a bite out of the apple though," Mary joked.


That was before that awful day.

http://www.fox9.com/news/investigators/ride-from-hell-why-answers-are-hard-to-find

Nursing home negligent in death of resident who fell into hot laundry water, state rules

April 28, 2017

http://www.mcknights.com/news/nursing-home-negligent-in-death-of-resident-who-fell-into-hot-laundry-water-state-rules/article/653408/

A Minnesota nursing home has been found negligent in the death of a resident who entered the facility's laundry room and fell into a basin of 155-degree laundry wastewater, according to a report released Wednesday.

CNN investigation: Sexual assaults in nursing homes a 'widespread ...

www.mcknights.com › News

Feb 23, 2017 - Sexual assaults of nursing home residents by facility employees are ... cases of sexual abuse have been reported in facilities housing the elderly,” the ... a former aide at a Minnesota nursing home who was sentenced to eight ...


Neglect led to 2 deaths a few months apart at Waconia nursing home ...

www.startribune.com/state-neglect-led-to-2-deaths...nursing-home.../409521275/

Jan 4, 2017 - The findings released by the Minnesota Health Department ... the Good Samaritan Society nursing home in Waconia, in one death and the …


Thousands Of Elder Abuse Reports In Minnesota ... - WCCO - CBS Local

minnesota.cbslocal.com/2017/04/25/elder-abuse-neglect-reports/

Apr 25, 2017 - MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — WCCO has learned that thousands of allegations of elderly abuse and neglect at Minnesota nursing homes are ...

‘This Is Serious Neglect’: Woman Installs Secret Camera In Father’s Nursing Home

By Jennifer Mayerle

minnesota.cbslocal.com/2017/04/05/nursing-home-neglect-accusations/

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April 5, 2017 10:42 PM - MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A Twin Cities woman is accusing the nursing home that’s caring for her dad, a World War II veteran, of depriving him of basic necessities. Wendy Rudek became so concerned a few weeks ago, she installed a camera in her father’s room at a senior living center in Forest Lake. What she saw disturbed her. Rudek, who is a nurse herself, calls it neglect.


Thousands of reports of nursing home abuse in Minnesota are not ...

www.rightinginjustice.com/.../thousands-of-reports-of-nursing-home-abuse-in-minnes...

Feb 27, 2017 - Minnesota Health Department officials have received such a massive influx of complaints about nursing homes in the state in recent years that ...


Sick, dying and raped in America's nursing homes - CNN.com

www.cnn.com/interactive/2017/02/health/nursing-home-sex-abuse-investigation/

In other instances, nursing home employees and administrators are hamstrung in .... The Minnesota Department of Health told CNN it is barred by state law from ... She requested all reports of sexual abuse from the facility where Kpingbah ...

Minnesota health regulators can't keep up with abuse reports


Flooded hot line has families of vulnerable adults waiting months for investigations.

By Chris Serres Star Tribune

http://www.startribune.com/minnesota-health-regulators-can-t-keep-up-with-abuse-reports/414169273

FEBRUARY 18, 2017 - Nearly two years after launching a statewide abuse reporting hot line, Minnesota regulators are overwhelmed by a deluge of new reports alleging abuse and neglect of vulnerable adults in nursing homes, hospitals and other state-licensed facilities.


Thousands of MN nursing home complaints go uninvestigated

www.twincities.com/.../mn-nursing-home-complaints-go-uninvestigated-legislature/

Feb 17, 2017 - The numbers of nursing home and home care complaints the MN Health ... nearly 2,000 complaints of emotional or physical abuse by staff and ...


Neglect found in nursing home resident's death | Duluth News Tribune

www.duluthnewstribune.com/.../4210002-neglect-found-nursing-home-residents-deat...

Feb 1, 2017 - A small nursing home in Buhl has been cited for neglect in the case of a resident who fell on a concrete sidewalk just outside the facility and ...


Nursing Home Abuse News » Minnesota - Elderly Abuse

https://www.elderly-abuse.com/wordpress/category/states/minnesota/

Nursing home abuse headlines from the Minnesota nursing home abuse news ... she sued a local senior home over the sudden death of her 89-year-old father.


State finds negligence led to deaths at nursing home |

sunpatriot.com/2017/01/04/state-finds-negligence-led-to-deaths-at-nursing-home/

Jan 4, 2017 - The Minnesota Department of Health has determined that negligence led to the deaths of two residents at a nursing home in Waconia. Through …