Carol Shockley, director of the department's Office of Long Term Care, testified about separate inspections last year by her office and by teams from the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.She
m A state visit in February 2001 responding to a complaint found center staff failed to intervene to stop the sexual aggressiveness of one resident toward other residents and failed to protect residents.The resident's sexual aggressiveness included rubbing his
penis on the faces of other residents.
m A federal inspection in April 2001 cited the center for failing to protect residents.
m Another state inspection in May 2001 cited the center for leaving two residents unattended; the two later left the center and were missing for 19 hours.
m A follow-up state inspection in June 2001 prompted by an incident report found that the center failed to protect clients from actual or potential harm -- for example, one resident swallowed the contents of a bottle of hand sanitizer, and disinfectant was left in an unlocked cabinet in a bathroom.