"He was having a lot of difficulty breathing and was clearly in distress," Ross told NBC Bay Area.
James Lee, the son of William Lee, called the hospital on Thursday because that was the day his father was to be discharged, NBC Bay Area reported. That’s when he discovered that his father had been sent to a board and care home that was listed as his address.
"When I got here, the boarding care people told me that he had arrived there in a taxicab." his son said.
The caregivers were so horrified they snapped a photo, Ross told NBC Bay Area.
The senior vice president and area manager for Kaiser Permanente in San Jose issued a statement Thursday, saying that, "What occurred is a clear violation of our policies and should not have happened."