Nursing homes and long term care facilities are responsible for the daily medical, physical, and emotional needs of their elderly and disabled residents. As nursing home neglect lawyers we see all forms of neglect, including the failure to administer medications, failure to keep patients clean and hygienic, and ignorance of obvious red flags. Nursing homes are also required to keep their facilities clean and up to code. When these requirements are not met, facilities are guilty of nursing home abuse and neglect.
Bedbugs Found in Ohio Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center
According to NBC4 in Ohio, two current employees of the Circleville Care and Rehabilitation Center called the news station to anonymously report a bedbug infestation in the facility. They also claimed that the management failed to inform any patient families of the infestation and threatened to terminate anyone who went to the media. The director of the Pickaway County Health Department did confirm that the nursing home had a bedbug problem, but since the bugs did not carry any diseases there was nothing they could do.
In a statement from Circleville Care and Rehabilitation Center’s parent company Sunbridge Healthcare, Regional Vice President Angela McCoy said:
“Our nursing center maintains specific policies and procedures when addressing the center’s environment. When the center became aware of this situation they immediately contacted a pest control company with the expertise to assist us and who has been on site daily to appropriately treat resident rooms. The process can take 48 hours to sanitize several rooms and we are following the recommendation and instruction of the pest control company as to any additional actions that might be taken.
Our first priority is to ensure that the delivery of care to our residents and patients is not disrupted throughout this process. Our medical director, medical staff, staff and families have been informed of the situation and we appreciate the support they have shown. I also have informed the state department of health who are aware and supportive of our process. I want to assure our families and our community that our caring team is committed to providing a safe environment for our residents and I encourage any family members of our residents to contact me with any questions or concerns.”
Nursing Home Neglect Lawyers in New Jersey and Philadelphia
If you have witnessed any unsanitary conditions, physical or mental abuse of your loved one, or negligent care within a nursing home, our professional nursing home neglect lawyers can address your questions and concerns. Contact the Mininno Law Office for a free case evaluation. You may also call for a free consultation at (856) 833-0600 in New Jersey, or (215) 567-2380 in Philadelphia.