Wilmington Nursing Home Met With Host Of Neglect And Abuse Claims
Posted on Feb 25, 2010
A North Carolina nursing home has been the scene of a number of shocking cases of sexual elder abuse, elder neglect, and other nursing home abuse – but the adult care facility has yet to pay for its many neglectful and irresponsible actions. Despite multiple and varied complaints of nursing home abuse at Glencare of Wilmington, Glencare will only be paying a paltry $2,000 fine for violations that range from rape to medication issues.
A resident in the nursing home’s special care unit has been seen raping other nursing home members and has been cited in multiple complaints for inappropriate sexual behavior. However, Glencare failed to bring the sexually assaulted man to the emergency room or follow up on the report. In addition, social services and North Carolina police were never informed or involved with the incident.
Other reports from Glencare describe a poor system for medication distribution – a problem that could end in significant suffering, illness, and even death for patients. In addition, others say that the nursing home is very understaffed and that the nursing home residents are often left unsupervised. Finally, one of Glencare’s staff members was already on a list of professionals who had been accused of nursing home patient neglect in the past.
The owner of the nursing home, Glen Kornegay, says that he only recently bought the home and is looking to improve the adult care facility. The Department of Social Services have received 23 complaints in the past year involving Glencare.