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Park Vista cited by DSHS, must hire consultant

A Port Orchard assisted living facility was cited by the state Department of Social and Health Services last week.

According to a July 3 report, an inspection of Park Vista Retirement and Assisted Living Community revealed several errors and unsafe medication practices which led DSHS to impose conditions on the facility’s license while it continues to operate.

DSHS stated Park Vista must hire an outside consultant — at its own expense — by Monday, July 15.

The consultant — under the Notice of Conditions of Operation — will:

• Assist in the development of an effective and safe medication management system.

• Audit physician orders for accuracy in transcribing, who is authorized to take orders, processing and implementing changes in medications.

• Train staff who are involved with oversight and delivery of medication on the various types of insulin, their administration, storage and how to follow doctor’s orders — especially for sliding scale.

• Be available the department for consultation.

Park Vista administrators must submit a plan to DSHS on the dates and how they will fix each deficiency and provide a signature and date certifying that the facility has or will take corrective measures to correct each cited deficiency.

The facility also will be required to post the Notice of Conditions of Operation with the license and has 28 days after receiving the letter to request a hearing.

The report shows that DSHS officials interviewed four residents and found that medication records were transcribed incorrectly, a resident received drug that wasn’t order by her doctor, doctor’s orders for insulin for a diabetic patient were incorrectly transcribed and employees failed to make reports on residents’ falls.

Park Vista Retirement and Assisted Living Community is located at 2944 SE Lund Ave. It is owned by Bonaventure Senior Living of Oregon.

 

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