Nursing Home Investigated After Rape, Elopement, Other Safety Issues

State inspectors spent three days investigating a nursing home after allegations including a rape of a patient by another patient, another patient who wandered away from the facility and was later located hundreds of miles away in a different state, and other problems which were previously investigated but not resolved.

“Senior residents live in fear and are being threatened by young mental health patients/residents who currently reside at the facility,” an email obtained by a local news agency states. “They are admitting residents with a primary diagnosis of mental health disorders (level II) and who fall below the recommended age for a senior home.”

The nursing home received citations last year for its failure to protect patients from violent patients. For more, read the story.