Recent Finding of Neglect at Park View Care Center after medication theft.
Park View Care Center Buffalo Complaint Findings for Patient Rights
In a report concluded on March 4, 2013, the Minnesota Department of Health cites Park View Care Center Buffalo for patient rights violation.
It is alleged that a patient’s rights were violated when two staff mixed cranberry juice, and egg and ketchup in a glass and told a resident to drink the liquid. When the resident refused, one of the staff offered the resident $50.00 if the resident would drink the liquid.
Substantiated Violation of Patient Rights Park View Care Center Buffalo
Although the incident did occur, the facility was in compliance at the time of the site visit.
Documentation and interviews revealed during meal service, two staff mixed cranberry juice, an egg, and ketchup in a glass. The staff asked the resident if the resident would drink the mixture. The resident replied “no”. The staff did not offer the resident fifty dollars to drink the mixture; however, the staff did encourage the resident to drink the mixture. The resident lifted the glass to the resident’s mouth. Staff stopped the resident prior to the resident drinking the mixture, and informed the resident that it was a joke.
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 or any 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.