Assisted Living Facility Investigated by DDS

 

The Department of Social Services is investigating problems at a second living center in New Hanover County.

 

Just recently new residential admissions were suspended by the state. Threats were also made to shutdown GlenCare of Wilmington. DSS is recommending a Type A penalty for the Clare Bridge assisted living facility.

 

According to DSS staff lost two patients who suffer from Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. The report states a doctor visiting Clare Bridge on February 6 found a resident wandering around in the parking lot. On February 24 another resident went missing. In this incident a member of the staff saw the patient walking around outside the facility.

 

A spokesperson for Clare Bridge stated they are working with DSS to correct the problem.

 

Clare Bridge has until March 25 to make necessary corrections.

 

According to New Hanover County DSS it may be time to reform operating policies and procedures at assisted living facilities.

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