Deer Crest Red Wing Complaint Findings for Patient Rights
In a report concluded on April 17, 2013, the Minnesota Department of Health cites Deer Crest Red Wing for patient rights.
It is alleged that a violation of client rights occurred when a staff person put a photo of a client sitting on a toilet on Instagram on the internet.
Substantiated Complaint Violation of Patient Rights at Deer Crest Red Wing
It was determined that a staff person violated the client’s right to be treated with courtesy and respect, when the staff person took a photograph of the client sitting on the toilet in the client’s bathroom, without the client’s knowledge. Evidence showed this photograph was posted on Instagram (an online photo-sharing and social networking service that enables users to take pictures via a cellular camera device and share the picture on a public social media site).
An interview with a facility administrative staff person and review of the facility documentation showed a non employee of the facility reported seeing this photograph on Instagram.
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 patient rights, resident rights or any other form of elder abuse or neglect contact Elder Abuse and Neglect Attorney Kenneth LaBore at 612-743-9048 or toll free at 1-888-452-6589 or by email at KLaBore@MNnursinghomeneglect.com