Lapeer Nursing Home Cited For Violating Federal Regulations
The Villages of Lapeer, has been under scrutiny since April of this year. The state has recently released a report on the nursing home, and the lack of precautions that were taken in terms of keeping residents, and employees safe in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.
According to ABC 12, from the jump employees were complaining about the lack of personal protection equipment for workers, and residents. Guess what? Apparently there were resources for this, but they were locked up in a closet. WTF? It gets even crazier. Reportedly, the former Director of Nursing at the home, sent employees home who were wearing their own protection to work. By 'protection', I assume that means masks and gloves.
The state also discovered, the facility did not properly administer medication and perform respiratory assessment on COVID-19 infected residents. All in all, the report indicates there are countless issues at The Villages of Lapeer Nursing and Rehabilitation center. They have been cited for violating two federal regulations.
The facility released the following statement,
“We are aware that an accusation has been made against a former member of our staff. Due to the fact that this is an ongoing matter we are not in a position to provide any details related to the accusation. We can say that The Villages of Lapeer has been and will continue to cooperate with State as the matter is being investigated.
Please be assured, The Villages of Lapeer is committed to continuing to provide high quality care and support to our residents and their families, as well as support for all of our staff.”
My heart goes out to the employees, residents, and family of the residents. I truly hope things are getting better there for all involved.