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Channel 9 Uncovers Neglect at North Carolina’s Nursing Homes

During an investigation into conditions at the nursing homes that operate as Brian Centers in North Carolina, Channel 9 reports it uncovered complaints of neglect, abuse and poor conditions.

According to Channel 9, some of the families whose loved ones were placed in one of the nearly two dozen Brian Centers in North Carolina have been regretting their decision.

“If I had to do it over, I would not put my mom in the Brian Center,” Kimberly Wyatt told Channel 9.

Wyatt told Channel 9 that her mother, who spent three years at the Brian Center in Hendersonville following a stroke, that the staff didn’t take care of her mother as they should have.

According to Wyatt, she found her mother’s call button out of reach on more than one occasion, preventing her mother from calling for help if she needed it. She said she found it on the floor after watching the nursing director walk out of her mother’s room. Wyatt told Channel 9 she questions whether the call button was on the floor the night her mother died.

Channel 9 also reports that it found several documents showing a lack of care at the facilities. Inspectors from the Department of Health & Human Services documented improper hygiene and staff’s failure to follow physician’s orders during two separate visits to the Brian Center in Hendersonville.

According to the news report, the station uncovered other reports revealing negligence at the facilities scattered across the state. A former employee of Brian Centers said in an interview that she resigned from her position due to negligent care.

When we place our loved ones in the care of a nursing home, we trust that they will be well taken care of. Discovering that they have been neglected or abused is devastating and should not be tolerated. If you suspect that your loved one has been mistreated while under the care of a North Carolina nursing home, contact the personal injury lawyers at Kelly & West for legal help. You may be eligible to pursue damages.

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