Nursing Homes Flagged for Abuse and Neglect

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has flagged more than 50 nursing homes in North and South Carolina, in recent months for past abuse and neglect. The allegations range from sexual abuse to a maggot infestation inside a resident's wound, according to federal inspection records.

 The warning, a red circle with a hand inside, is part of an effort by the federal government to better alert the public before a loved one is placed in a nursing home.The rolling alerts, that went into last year for facilities cited on inspection reports for one or both of the following first, the abuse that led to harm of a resident within the past year second, abuse that could have potentially led to harm of a resident in each of the last two years.

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