State's Department of Health Investigates a Nursing Home Facility's Alleged Sexual Assault

One state is currently investigating a report of sexual assault that allegedly occurred in a nursing home facility. According to the report, the purported assault took place in the unit that houses dementia patients. The applicable state’s department of health immediately became involved once notified of the assault allegation.    

“The safety and well-being of nursing home residents is of paramount importance to the Department of Health. Upon learning of this incident, we immediately opened an investigation. These particular allegations are obviously extremely disturbing; however, as this is an ongoing investigation we cannot comment further,” the spokesman for the state’s department of health stated in an interview.  For more, read the story.