Entrusting a loved one to a nursing home or long-term facility often comes with a mix of emotions. While it can become increasingly wearisome to manage the care of an elderly family member, it can also be difficult to entrust them to strangers. A recent state audit has found that in-house investigations involving nursing home neglect in several counties, including Orange County, frequently disregard a full and proper investigation into the allegations.
This state audit falls in line with recent allegations against a developmental center in Porterville, California. Several patients have accused a nursing assistant of several forms of abuse, including choking, battery and rape. The California Department of Health conducted an investigation against the center and ultimately revoked the license of the offending nurses' assistant.