Nursing Home Rife With Abuse and Neglect Issues Closes Down

Residents of a nursing home in Fayette County Ohio are being rehoused after a myriad of problems and issues including cases of abuse and neglect have emerged at the facility.

Carlton Manor has become the nursing home of the area where those individuals who were refused at other facilities would be housed, meaning that some of the most dangerous individuals were being placed in the home. Of the 130 residents, 27 are registered sex offenders and nearly all other residents have some level of behavioral or mental-health problems which lead to outbursts of aggressive behavior and criminal tendencies.

Now this privately owned nursing home is facing government funding cuts and closure after a catalog of abuse and neglect not only brought on by residents but also by employees, has caused the deterioration of this home. The Ohio Department of Health, who are responsible for checking that nursing homes meet standards, states that inspections were carried out 13 times in 2013 on the home and each time an inspector went to check on progress for a particular issue, another would be found.

Some of the issues that were documented included failure in reporting sexual abuse, failure to keep a male resident with a history of sexual abuse away from a female resident, holding down residents who were reluctant to take their medication and filthy living conditions including soiled bathroom floors and dirty curtains, and ripped and torn mattresses.

Brown Wharton & Brothers Nursing Home Law Firm represents clients through a number of different case types. We focus on making sure that justice is served and will strive for that end goal. The lawyers at Brown Wharton & Brothers understand that a nursing home abuse or elder abuse case can be a difficult and sensitive time for all involved. We will work with compassion and professionalism to make sure that you win the compensation your family deserves.

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http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2014/01/21/Troubled_Fayette_County_nursing_home_to_close_.html