Friday, April 20, 2012
A spokeswoman for the state Department of Public Welfare said there were "serious medication-related violations" at Rest Haven Personal Care Home in Canonsburg.
The Rest Haven Personal Care Home in Canonsburg is closed after the state Department of Public Welfare initiated an emergency relocation of all its patients Thursday, a spokeswoman for the department said. Carey Miller said the emergency relocation was the result of “serious medication-related violations that were found during one of their inspections.” The department had been monitoring Rest Haven for two years, Miller said. The news of the emergency relocation of patients comes in the wake of two police reports about narcotic painkillers being stolen from patients there. A voicemail left at Rest Haven Friday afternoon was not immediately returned.
Canonsburg police are investigating what an employee told officers was an "ongoing problem."
Canonsburg police were summoned to the Rest Haven Personal Care Home this week after an employee there told officers that someone who works there has been stealing medication from patients. The employee "stated that this has been an ongoing problem," the police report indicated. The employee said that six to eight hydrocodone tablets were missing Tuesday—telling officers that the person who took the painkillers replaced them with 500mg Tylenol pills. On Monday she said she noticed that 60 mg of morphine was also missing. Police were notified of a similar incident at the personal care home earlier this month. Canonsburg police are investigating, and the state Department of Welfare was notified—which is procedure in these types of cases, the…
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Canonsburg police are investigating several incidents.
The manager of Rest Haven Personal Care Home, located at 122 Valley Road, on Saturday told Canonsburg police that someone had stolen medication from the facility. The manager told police that while all medications are under lock and key, all staff members have access to them. She said she noted that three Hydrocodone pills were missing earlier in the week but did not report the incident to police until she noticed more missing Saturday. That missing medication included six Hydrocodone pills as well as 12 packs of various medications—ones she said were mostly narcotic pain killers, according to a police report. Police are investigating. Tree Blocked Roadway Canonsburg police were called to 609 Weavertown Road on Sunday morning for a report …