Lake Ridge Care Center Buffalo Exploitation Substantiated

Written By: Kenneth LaBore | Published On: 25th March 2015
Drug Diversion and Medication Error Failure to Provide Potassium

Drug Diversion and Medication Error Failure to Provide Potassium at Lake Ridge Care Center Buffalo Minnesota

Lake Ridge Care Center Buffalo Complaint Findings for Exploitation

In a report concluded on February 7, 2014, the Minnesota Department of Health cites Lake Ridge Care Center Buffalo for exploitation by staff.

It is alleged that a staff, alleged perpetrator (AP) took a resident’s pain medication without permission.

Based on a preponderance of the evidence, financial exploitation is substantiated.  The AP took an undermined amount of narcotic medications belonging to a resident and forged signatures on documents to evade detection.

The AP was interviewed and stated s/he stole the medications because s/he has back pain and mental health issues.  The AP further said s/he knew it was wrong to steal from residents and had no idea how many pills s/he took.

Lake Ridge Care Center Buffalo Complaint Findings for Medication Error

In a report concluded on May 2, 2011, the Minnesota Department of Health cites Lake Ridge Care Center Buffalo for medication error – failure to give medication.

The allegation is inadequate medication administration for the resident’s at the facility.  One example includes a resident was not given a potassium replacement medication as ordered for eight days.  The medication error was identified after the resident was sent to the hospital for an unresponsive episode and later expired.

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 toll free at 1-888-452-6589 or by email at KLaBore@MNnursinghomeneglect.com.

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