State-appointed advocates file lawsuits against two nursing care facilities

FENTON, MI – Two nursing care facilities in Fenton are being sued as part of an investigation into potential neglect and abuse.

The Michigan Protection and Advocacy Service – a state-appointed group assigned to investigate allegations of abuse and neglect against people with disabilities — filed federal lawsuits against Crestmont Nursing Care Center, Inc. and Fenton Healthcare.

In the Crestmont lawsuit, the advocacy service claims it learned Feb. 26 of allegations of possible abuse or neglect of approximately 10 patients at the Trealout Drive nursing home after licensing surveys from May and November, 2015, according to the lawsuit. The survey showed the nursing home residents may have been subject to abuse and neglect relating to a failure to develop care plans, failure to properly treat pressure sores, the administration of psychotropic medications and failure to provide appropriate social services, according to the lawsuit.

In the second lawsuit, the advocacy service claims it learned Feb. 24 of allegations of possible abuse or neglect of a resident at the Fenton Healthcare nursing home on Beale Street after licensing surveys from October 2015, according to the lawsuit. The survey showed the nursing home resident may have been subject to abuse and neglect relating to the improper administration of psychotropic medications and failure to provide appropriate social services, the lawsuit alleges.

The advocacy service said it made repeated requests for records relating to the alleged incidents and the resident’s records, but did not receive any of the requested records, the lawsuit alleges.

For more information, follow this link: http://www.mlive.com/news/flint/index.ssf/2016/06/two_fenton_nursing_care_facili.html

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