The New York State Attorney General’s Office has criminally accused seventeen workers at the HighPointe nursing facility of abuse against patients. The Buffalo nursing home facility located on Michigan Avenue is a 300-bed facility. During the past three years since the facility was opened, the state has received 119 complaints and incident reports against workers at the facility.
Felony and criminal charges will be brought against many of the employees accused of nursing home neglect in Buffalo City Court. Eleven of the seventeen employees cited are accused of failing to maintain an adequate quality of care. Although more than half of the issues found at the facility are believed to be isolated instances, half appeared to be a part of a larger pattern of abuse and neglect. State data revealed none of the abuse was widespread. Specific details regarding the instances of abuse have not as of yet been released.
Approximately 270 beds at the facility are devoted for residential health care. The remaining beds host pediatric and ventilator patients. Citations and complaints at the Buffalo facility regarding all types of residents exceeded the state average, prompting the Attorney General’s Office to take official action. The workers were arraigned in court on Friday.
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