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April 29, 2011

Quadrangle Assisted Living Community in Haverford, Pennsylvania has had its license to operate revoked following an investigation by the Department of Public Welfare that found “gross incompetence, negligence and misconduct” on the part of the nursing home and their parent company.

After a family suspected their relative was being abused at the facility they placed a hidden camera in the resident’s room which brought the nursing home abuse to light. Three employees of the nursing home were subsequently arrested for their role in the abuse, which prompted the investigation by the Department of Public Welfare.

The revocation of the Quadrangle’s license will be made final in 11 days, during which time the nursing home can appeal the decision.

Important to note in this case is that the victim’s family played a critical role in noticing signs of abuse and acting upon their suspicions by placing a hidden camera in their loved one’s room. This highlights the need for loved one’s of nursing home residents to be on the lookout for signs of abuse.

If you suspect a loved one is being abused in a nursing home you should alert authorities immediately and contact a nursing home abuse lawyer.

source: http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/State-Revokes–120983409.html

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