Nursing Home Fails To Protect Patient From Sexual Assault

A nursing home patient was sexually assaulted after another patient who was a sex offender was admitted and allowed access to the female patient's room.  The patient had asked the offender to leave her alone multiple times, but he came and sexually assaulted her despite her attempts to ward him off. The patient should have been protected from the sex offender by the nursing home. 

Federal rules as enforced by the state department of health “not only specify that these facilities may only admit residents they can appropriately care for, but they must also identify residents whose personal histories put them at risk for abusing other residents."

“Staff must work diligently to prevent such occurrences by monitoring behavior of these residents and regularly reviewing their internal strategies for the prevention of abuse,” according to the state department. For more, read the story