Ohio State officials are recommending the closure of a Zanesville nursing facility, Autumn Health Care Nursing home, as poor patient care allegations have come to light. Officials from both the state attorney general’s office and the departments of health and aging met at the nursing home on Thursday morning.
The attorney general’s office had installed surveillance cameras in the nursing home after family members received complaints from their loved ones of patient neglect. It is unsure when the cameras were installed, but the facility has been monitored due to complaints for four years.
Attorney General Mike DeWine stated, “What we saw was absolutely shocking and disturbing.”
There may be criminal charges filed as the facility has 90 patients that could have been abused. The charges that may possibly be included are Medicare fraud, falsification, and patient abuse and theft. The facility’s license will be taken away as well as Medicare funding.
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